If you had more time, what would you do? I was asked this question (or at least something like that) during my IELTS speaking part, and what I should’ve answered (totally a suck up) was: Read more books!
But that’s actually what I did (I mean, during the times that I wasn’t playing Sims) during my 3 month break from work.
I’m keeping a list of the books I’ve read since then (so this list will constantly be updated).
- The Handmaid’s Tale
- 50 Shades Book 2
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
- The Selection Book 3
- The Baby Deal (Harlequin)
- The Heir
- The Queen
- The Vampire Academy
- Blood Promise
- Spirit Bound
- The Last Sacrifice
- PS I Still Love You
- Fan Girl
- Are you there God? It’s me Margaret
- The 100
- Day 21
- I Was Here
- Paper Towns
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
- The Girl in the Mirror
I usually read using iBooks on my iPhone, but a while ago I tried Play Books on my Sony Xperia Z3, and I found out that if ever there’s a word you didn’t understand, you can just press and hold on the word and a dictionary will appear. I think that can be really good for ESL (English as Second Language) readers.
And I also recently discovered that Google Play sells books now (yes, it took me this long to find out). And a lot of authors actually has short stories up on the store for free.
I think short stories are great for people just starting to read, because they’re short, so it’s less intimidating and you still get a complete story out of it (yah, I don’t think I made much sense).
Also in other book and reading related news, the Page One in Taipei 101 had a clearance sale (clearance = sad, but sale made me slightly happy), and all the books were 90% off, so I bought a bunch of them.
As in a bunch of them.
So yeah! Here’s to more reading!
My goal to read at least 100 books before the year is over.