What Are You Reading?

I know, I know, you’ve already been asked this before – but what are you reading during this ‘virus’ lockdown? I am genuinely curious.

As I told you all last week, my basic day-to-day life/schedule hasn’t changed that much. I still homeschool as I did before, run my freelance business, and I am now also helping with the advertising, editing, page layout and proofreading for the Australian homeschool magazine Otherways.

To help me cope with all the uncertainty and the sometime-feelings of helplessness caused by COVID-19, I read. Mind you, I read a lot before all of this, but now I am reading a little more and for different reasons. Before the lockdown, I read just for the enjoyment and relaxation I felt from reading, now it’s to help take my mind off things.

I have long TBR (To Be Read) lists on my Google Play Books list, Amazon and Kobo, but to be honest, I prefer a good old paperback book in my hands! For this reason, I am currently re-reading my husband’s Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin. It was either that or the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, but I have read those so many times already I could probably recite large sections of the books by memory! I have only read the GoT series twice

I will turn to my eBooks after GoT, but I find that if I read eBooks too much, I get eye strain. Do electronic devices do this to you too? I’ve tried every setting possible to minimise the side effects, but it still strains my eyes. I am hoping the local library or op-shops (I’ve found many a great book at op-shops) re-open before I need to read too many eBooks in a row.

So, what are you reading at the moment? Do you prefer eBooks or paperbacks?

Let me know in the comments below, or feel free to contact me via my Contact Me page. I look forward to hearing from you.


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Jenni Wade is a fiction copyeditor, line editor and proofreader who specialises in helping self-publishing authors, first-time authors, and helping businesses with their documentation. She is the Advertising Manager and an assistant editor for the Home Education Australia magazine Otherways.

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