Before I get into the low-down on my reading list last month, I have to talk about how I get books overseas.
- Kindle Paperwhite: I love my Kindle. Our old version died last year, and panicking, we found someone to bring us a new one within a week from the States. It's small, lightweight, and uses 3G - perfect for traveling abroad.
- Library card: On our last home leave in Kansas City, I renewed my library card and discovered I could check out e-books on my from the library while overseas. Hello, joyful day! If you're an expat overseas, check out your hometown's library. (If you're from KC, go here!) I can read the books on my computer, iPhone, or Kindle.
- Oyster Books: Oyster is an iPhone/iPad app that gives you unlimited access to over
200,000500,000 books for $9.99 a month. It's basically the Netflix of books. And several of last month's reads were from Oyster. It's a great choice for me, because many of the books I read (like fiction or memoirs) I don't want to read more than once. So instead of wasting $10 on a one-time read, I can access limitless books for the same price. It's probably my favorite way of getting my book fix right now!
Between the library and Oyster, I can get my hands on 90% of the books I want to read. And the others? If I want them bad enough, I'll buy them on my Kindle.
Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel In Your Home by Gloria Furman
What's a book you've enjoyed lately?
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