For as long as I can remember, I have loved to read. I'll literally read almost anything you put in front of me, and for years I was never without a book within arm's reach. Of course, reading for pleasure was one of the first casualties once my drug dependence became of paramount importance. Not only did I no longer seem to have the time to read, but the cost of books and magazines suddenly seemed prohibitive to me when there were other, better things to invest in.
Although its taken me a bit longer into my recovery than I had anticipated, I have finally returned to reading with the same zest and obsession of days gone by! One of the things that has really helped me has been the eReader which is is a line of e-book readers manufactured by Sony. It uses an electronic paper display. The reader uses an iTunes store-like interface to purchase books from Sony Connect eBook store. It also can display Adobe PDFs, ePub format, personal documents, blogs, RSS newsfeeds, JPEGs and can play MP3 files. It is so portable and light and it now goes with me everywhere.
Currently, I have about 63 different book titles loaded onto it, although it is able to handle loads and loads more than this amount. Now I can easily juggle reading three separate books at a time, and not have to worry about dragging them all around with me weighing down my purse! I've got a variety of subjects loaded on my eReader currently so I'm never bored. There is always one that will pique my interest. The downside, though, has been my recent lack of sleep as I've been staying up to all hours reading!
If anyone else happens to have one and if you're sufficiently interested in the following titles, you are more than welcome to download one or all of the following. The files are all in zip format and once the file has been uncompressed the book is in PDF form. Even if you don't have an ebook, you can still download any of the files as they can be read directly from your computer. Enjoy...
On Speed: The Many Lives of Amphetamine Nicolas Rasmussen
*a fascinating history of the use and abuse of amphetamines
Bringing the War Home. The Weather Underground, the Red Army Faction, and Revolutionary Violence in the Sixties and Seventies Jeremy Varon
*about the history of the rise and fall of Germanys Red Army Faction and the Baader Meinhof Gang
The Addict - One Patient, One Doctor, One Year Micheal Stein
*read the New York Times book review
Isn't it pretty?
Isn't it pretty?