I found out this past weekend that I had a membership to Amazon Prime that I had no clue of. I found this out when they took $39.00 for a student membership out of my account, but hey, half price for a wonderful service I’ve been meaning to get into for a while is worth it. Once I figured out that I had the account, I knew that I could get one book a month for free as a rental, and could watch anything on their movie/tv channel that was prime associated for free.
I have been reading a ton of leadership, financial management, business and blogging information for the past year or so, and have not taken the time myself to have a “fun read.” I used to read fiction books all of the time, and just enjoy reading a good book that wasn’t trying to give me more helpful information about different aspects of my life. Recently, I’ve overloaded myself with tasks, action items and information that I couldn’t think straight on some different steps. With listening to at least a podcast a day, reading several blogs and news sites every day, I was losing my will to read consistently.
When I thought of my first book to get with my Prime membership, it didn’t take long to choose The Hunger Games. After seeing the movie when it came out in 2012, I thought, that would be an excellent book to read. Both of my sister-in-laws read the series, and said it was great. My brother read it, and said he finished it in about 2 days. I knew it wouldn’t take long, would be something to read at night or over a weekend, and would be entertaining. I never bought the book, nor head to the library to grab it, but I’m glad I finally was able to read it.
It’s a great fiction book, and I made it last about 4 days. I read it for 3 nights before sitting down and plowing through 2/3rds or the book this past Saturday morning. Only problem now is that I want to read the other two! Thankfully, one of the ladies at work has the set for her boys, so she promised to bring them in for me. Maybe I should get on reading Michael Hyatt’s Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World at this point in time like I wanted to, and save the second Hunger Games book for another rainy weekend.
Either way, I’m just glad that I spent some time away from learning for a change, but didn’t waste another Saturday morning in front of Netflix. Though it was just for fun, I’d rather read a good book than feel like I’ve wasted my time watching another episode, or more often, half a season, of some series I’ve been told is amazing and why haven’t I started it yet. A good book does wonders for the mind and soul.
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Question: What good fiction books have you read recently? What’s your favorite book to go back and reread?