|My Kindle has helped me through many sleepless nights during this pregnancy!|
A big reason why I love my Kindle so much, is because I can get almost any book out there for FREE through the library! It always surprises me how few people actually know about this… but continue reading if you want to learn all about it!
To start go to the Overdrive Media Console website, there is also an Overdrive app. The easiest way is to just search your library based on county. (For example: search ‘broward library overdrive’… if you live in Broward county) You will need a digital library card number, which is actually the number on your regular library card. That’s how you log in.
|Sign in page|
Then you can search through books, by clicking the menu button on the upper-right hand side of the screen, there are all different ways to search, new arrivals, browse by subject, etc.
Just look for the ‘kindle’ icon and hit either ‘Add to cart’ if the book is available or you can ‘place a hold’ if a book has a waiting list (the ‘Gone Girl’ book currently has more than 600 people on the waiting list… and for the record, I have never seen a waiting list that long.. I mean it was a good book, but seriously??)
|For 50 Shades, there are just 4 people on the waiting list|
Once you add to cart you click ‘get for kindle’ and it automatically should bring you to your amazon account and its pretty self-explanatory from there. Some books you have to plug-in your kindle to a USB to get the book, but most of the time all you have to do is put your wi-fi on.
There are some downfalls, most good books have wait lists, so I try to keep a good 8-10 books on my waiting list. Once you get the rotation started, you will almost always have a book waiting or right about to become available.
Also you only get 21 days to keep the book, which makes reading longer books tough. (for me at least) If the book is really good, and I am almost done, I will just ‘forget’ to turn my wi-fi on until I’m finished. Or if there’s not a long wait, or other copies of the book are already available I will just return it and check it right back out again. (once the book is back on your Kindle, it will be right back on the same spot you left off)
You can also get audio books through this system… my new favorite thing is listening to self-help and parenting books in the car since I have an iPhone connection that works with my radio.
Last year I read 24 books, and I hope to beat it this year… but I doubt that will happen with a new baby on the way!
What is the best book you have ever read? The best book you read recently?
I love finding new reads through recommendations!