If you are like me who loves the feel of hard copy books and reading them, this may be a frustrating time for you as we have all been compelled to stay at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected almost every country in the world. The opportunity to visit a bookstore to buy your anticipated reads or order online and get your books delivered to you are no more readily available so how do we still keep reading especially at this time when we need it the most?
I started reading ebooks and listening to audio books a little while ago and I have come to love the experience as they are readily available on my mobile phone and tablet which I carry around with me all the time. However, in these times they have become more relevant to me because I still have access to most of the books I want to read even if i can not purchase my preferred choice of hard copy books. For people who are not big on reading books, reading a book at this time will help you fill up the time and occupy your mind positively as it is easy to get bored when cooped up inside your house day in day out.
All you need is a phone or tablet and an internet connection to have access to millions of books to read without stepping an inch outside your home. I have found some particular Apps. very useful and I wish to share them with you so you too can keep reading as you stay at home. My favorites so far are SCRIBD, Audible and Okadabooks . Check out these 6 reading Apps and find the best fit for your reading needs.
Find your next great read with Kindle. Choose from over six million Kindle books (including those with Audible narration), magazines, audiobooks, and comics and start reading in seconds. Explore new releases, Amazon Charts best sellers, and titles across genres like romance, science fiction, children’s books, self-help, religion, nonfiction, and more—and try any book before you buy with a free sample.
– Subscribe to Kindle Unlimited to enjoy unlimited reading and listening. Explore over 1 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and current magazines for just $9.99 a month. This available on your android phone, iPhone and tablets.
– Over 1,000 books, magazines, comics, and more included with Amazon Prime.
Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet. Audible sells digital audiobooks, radio and TV programs, and audio versions of magazines and newspapers.
Listen to 3 audiobooks/month for $14.95/month: 1 Audiobook + 2 Audible Originals. Exclusive fitness & wellness programs. Available on all mobile devices.
Scribd is a massive library that’s home to millions of books, audiobooks, magazines and even sheet music.
Scribd’s digital library includes bestselling and trending audiobooks and ebooks in every genre, including:
• True Crime
• Personal Growth
• Science Fiction
• Health and Wellness
• Personal Growth
• Celebrity Narrated Memoirs
• Religion and Spirituality
• Current Events
A Scribd membership also includes unlimited access to:
• Sheet music selections that cover every musical genre, instrument, and difficulty level. Play the classics or explore current hits from popular artists.
• Articles from hundreds of magazines including People, New York Magazine, Time, The Atlantic, Entrepreneur, Bloomberg Businessweek, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and more.
• Unlimited access to the world’s largest document library, which includes more than 60 million documents including official government reports, case studies, study guides, academic dissertations, medical reports, and more. Available on all mobile devices.
The Kobo App allows you to browse a growing collection of the world’s best eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, and children’s books, to enjoy instantly on your smartphone or tablet. Search by author, title, topic or genre to discover your next great read.
• Read in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, or Japanese.
**Audiobooks available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. You can listen to audiobooks on smartphones and tablets running Android version 4.4 or higher.
With OkadaBooks, you can read thousands of books on different genres from epic romance novels to heart warming thrillers. Switch between the worlds of fiction and nonfiction as you discover stories that will change you life whilst entertaining you.
Enjoy a library of over 20,000 books that you can download and read online or offline. When you chose to take a break, your progress would be saved so that you can pick up right where you left off. 80% of the books are free and others cost way less than a kidney.
Bambooks is a digital library that gives you access to thousands of books, magazines & comics through a reading app. From romantic fiction to entrepreneurship, religion, and educational books, there’s something for every reader.
Explore books in the free section or activate a membership plan to have unlimited access to the entire catalogue.
What to do next ?
Check these out on google play or Apple store and start reading.
Have a splendid day!
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