It feels like a lifetime ago, but once, reading was all I did.
Orson Scott Card’s Enderverse. Piers Anthony’s Xanth series. Even when the Harry Potter books were on the rise, I could devour pages by the hundreds in a matter of days.
But life’s changed a lot in the last decade. I’ve got two kids now. Responsibilities on all fronts. Heck—even when I do have free time, I’m working on things to improve every other part of my life!
The sad truth is that despite an ever-growing book collection, the only ones I find time to read these days involve Curious George and the Berenstain Bears for my sons’ bedtimes.
But perhaps part of the problem is how I approach reading.
For better or worse, my life involves a ton of multi-tasking. I write posts with Netflix playing on my second monitor, passively keeping up with the world while I work. Or do chores to my tunes to avoid getting distracted. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite boasts features like a glare-free 300 ppi display that reads like a printed page—even in bright sunlight—and a battery that last weeks, not hours, but perhaps the best feature it has for me is that it just reads books.
It’s great to have as many devices around as I do but the vast functionality of them all can grow overwhelming. With a half-hour commute between home and work each day, it’s easy to use it up playing mobile games or chatting up a storm. But imagine if you used that time developing a reading routine to get through some of your favourites? (Or even the favourites you’ve yet to discover?)
And the stats show me I’m not alone—63% of men recognise the benefits of reading but haven’t the time or the tools to enjoy it. Fortunately, there are several books out there tailored for Dads, like:
- Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks by Mick Foley
- Number Two: More Short Tales from a Very Tall Man by Jay Onrait
- Moneyball: The Art Of Winning An Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
- Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite — Because Sometimes It’s Good to Live Life a Little Less… Complicated.
Well, I think it’s time we reclaim some of that feeling. Make time for free time before the alternative leaves us with no time at all. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is part of the Kindle’s seventh generation of devices. With nearly ten years’ development since its first release in November 2007, it’s one of the best ways to hold thousands of books at a time without the backache!
Good luck to all who enter—hopefully this post helped rekindle your passion for reading! (See what I did there?)
Until the next,
Disclaimer: Amazon provided an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite with Amazon.ca credit for review. However, as always, all opinions remain my own. This post has affiliate links.