I definitely don’t read as much as I’d like to, but lately I’ve been making the time to get lost in a good book (because sometimes when you don’t have the time, you just have to make time, right?).
My iPad makes it a lot easier to find time to read because I can load all of the books onto it and then flip it open whenever, without having to lug a ton of books around. I can even rent ebooks from the library for free! The ebook loads right onto my iPad and is available for 14 days before it disappears and I have to rent it again! No having to return the book and no late fees! Win-win!
Also, I can download a sample of any book I’m interested in for free. A sample normally includes the first 20 or so pages. If I get to the end and want to read further, I can buy it. If not, it cost me nothing!
Of course e-books are more expensive than the Half-Price Bookstore or even Amazon.com’s Used Book section, but the convenience is worth it – most of the time.
Anyway, back to what I’m reading.
Lately, I’ve been really into memoirs and autobiographies about people whose career success I admire. I mostly like to read the books by people who work in television like me because it gives me an opportunity to learn from their experience.
One of those people I admire is Regis Philbin. He has been in the television business forever (FIVE DECADES)! When I saw this book, in Columbus Library’s ebook section, I knew I had to check it out.
I’m about 95% of the way through it and overall it’s pretty interesting and very inspiring. He’s had several setbacks in his career, but he has always managed to bounce back. The only downsides to the book are that his writing style is sort of elementary and he tends to exaggerate (everyone can’t be the “greatest person who ever lived”, Regis). He also waxed poetic about David Letterman in an entire chapter yet oddly left out Letterman’s 2009 scandal. That makes me wonder what else he is glossing over, but I didn’t read this book to get dirt anyway, so I’m not disappointed.
The other book I’m reading is Chicken Soup for the Married Soul
I love reading short, first-person stories about marriage and after being a little disappointed by “Wedding Cake for Breakfast” and “If It Were Easy They’d Call The Whole Thing a Honeymoon”, I figured I can’t possibly go wrong with a Chicken Soup for the Soul book. I loved the teen series when I was growing up and the America’s Soul one they published following 9/11, so I thought I’d give the Married Life one a try this time. I’m still at the beginning of the book, but so far it is SO good!
I’m “in the middle” of several books at any given moment, but I am actively reading these two. The others, I’ve pretty much abandoned for now.
When I’m done with Regis, I’ll have to decide if I’m reading Hoda’s autobiography next or Barbara Walters’ Audition. I started Babs’ book a couple of years ago when it was first released but that was a while ago, so I’m just going to start from the beginning.
That’s all from me. What are you reading?