I am an avid reader of books, especially history, theology, travel and philosophy.
I still love the convenience and feel of real books, but I also own and use an e-reader (I often take advantage of cheaper prices for e-books, then pick up a print copy if I know it is a book I will read/refer to again). I also love to save interesting and useful articles I find, using the convenient “Instapaper” app and website.
I don’t know how you choose the books you read…I find that personal recommendation by friends goes a long way.
Just recently, whilst reading posts by friends on “Facebook” I came across what were, for them, just throw-away mentions of a couple of books (may not even have been on their own Facebook pages, because although I’ve tried I can find no trace of the posts now).
Martin Neil, of wandering musician and “Voices from the Nations” fame,
mentioned that he had given away more copies of “Windows of the Soul”, by Ken Gire, than he could remember. A book good enough to give away on multiple occasions got my attention.
Then Norman Cumming, of Northumbria Community and minister of West Craven Baptist Fellowship, sang the praises of “Paradoxy”, by Ken Howard…intriguing title and a recommendation by Norman caught my attention here.
Both books read on e-reader, then hard copies obtained and awaiting a second read (I have a backlog of books waiting!). I’m also currently using another of Ken Gire’s books of daily readings…very good stuff.
Needless to say, I found both books extremely helpful and certainly life-building. Pick up a copy if you can, or wait for my forthcoming reviews on this blog.