A guest post.
Ever since I have left University and started post-graduate employment, I had had less time to relax and enjoy myself. Moreover, I found it almost impossible to squeeze time to delve into a new book! Part of the problem was finding the time in the day to go to my local book store and pick out something that would keep me engrossed enough on lunch break, so that I could momentarily forget about all the reports and filing that needs to be done. This was the case until my friend showed me how easy it was to download ebooks.
My discovery came in the most unlikely of places; the cinema. A few weeks ago, my new flatmate convinced me to take a break one evening and see a new film which everyone had been raving about. I inclined, but was initially very apprehensive as I understood the storyline of “The Hunger Games” was a little-farfetched. However, I have to say I got to understand what all the fuss was about. The film was fast-paced, exhilarating and well written, following a similar theme to the Battle Royale cult film that I had seen some years ago. The story centred on a selected group of children who are forced to fight to the death on a television show.
On the way home my friend said that she had read The Hunger Games ebook before, and recommended that I do the same, especially if I enjoyed the cinema version. I do not know why it had never occurred to me before; owning an e-reader would mean that I would be able to quickly and easily select any book of any genre in an instant, without browsing shelf after shelf.
As much as I don’t have any more time in the day than I used to, with my new Kindle I find small pockets of time here and there; on the bus, during lunch or before bed. I got through The Hunger Games and it was just as, if not more enjoyable than the film. My current read is A Game of Thrones ebook, as I have the series saved on my TV recorder at home, but want to get through the book first.