Saturday, January 07, 2017

How an App Helped me Read More

Have you heard about OverDrive? If you are a reader and haven't check it out, you are missing out. It's a great way to read, and/or listen to, books for free!

Did you see that? Enjoy books for FREE!

I do most of my reading on Overdrive. I love it!

Read on to learn more.

From the OverDrive site:
OverDrive is a free service offered by your library or school that lets you borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from their digital collections. Every OverDrive collection is slightly different because each library or school staff picks the digital content they want for their collection.
All you need to get started with free digital titles from OverDrive is an internet connection and a library card or student ID.
Did you notice that very exciting part? Let me repeat it -
All you need to get started with free digital titles from OverDrive is an internet connection and a library card
While I use the OverDrive app, you don't have to download an app to enjoy OverDrive. You can just use the website on your computer, as explained in this quote from their site:
For many eBooks, audiobooks, and videos, you won't need to install any extra software to start reading, listening, or watching what you've borrowed. With OverDrive ReadOverDrive Listen, and OverDrive's streaming video, you can just open and enjoy these titles in your browser.
As I said, I use the OverDrive App. It's a free app that can be installed on most handheld devices.
Another quote from their site:
Install the free OverDrive app to find, borrow, and enjoy titles on popular devices, including:
I've been using the OverDrive app for over a year now and I seriously love it! I can get all kinds of books on all kinds of topics without leaving my house, and for free! As soon as I finish one book I can download another to start right away.

Now, if you're not a fan of ebooks, you might think that OverDrive is not for you, but wait!

One of my favourite ways to use OverDrive is to listen to audio books. I'm in the process of trying to figure how many of the books I enjoyed this year were actually audio books. I didn't always specify the format when I added them to my list of books read. And, yes, I do count audio books as books read. Some people don't, but I do.

I listen to books while I'm cooking, housecleaning, driving, etc. I love it! I think sometimes listening to an audio book is even better than reading the book. I'll probably share more about that in another post sometime, but for now just know that even if you don't like ebooks, you still might enjoy OverDrive.

I would never have been able to read all the books I did this year without OverDrive.

If you haven't already, go check it out. Let me know what you think.

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