Lost in an ebook adventure
Since University finished and working life began, I have found naturally that all the time I had to relax and enjoy myself had been cut short. A big part of my enjoyment which I have had to sacrifice has been my reading, I never have time to venture to the book store and pick out a good read. I was yearning for a good book on my lunch breaks as I needed to find the best way of just freeing myself from the office. This was all until one of my new colleagues showed me how simple and easy it was to download ebooks!
I discovered e-readers at the cinema out of all places. My friend recommended a mid-week cinema trip to forget the woes of filing and reports, so we decided to see one of the popular adventure/ action films on at the time. It had to be quite far-fetched as only a complete escape from reality would do; “The Hunger Games” seemed to fit the bill! Within a few minutes, I was away, gripped by the neck-breaking pace and pupil-imploding special effects. The plot centres on a group of children who are cast into a Battle Royale type situation where they all have to mercilessly kill each other to survive, for a TV show. ‘Better than “Big Brother”’, I thought.
It was on the way out of the cinema when my new friend said she had chosen the film after reading The Hunger Games ebook, and recommended that I too read it, as we had agreed a good film is nothing in comparison to a good book! It then dawned on me, why had I never thought about getting an e-reader? It would solve all my employment woes by simply whipping it out my pocket, choosing one of thousands of titles, and be away with the fairies.
I got through The Hunger Games, and it was brilliant. As soon as the last page was turned I was straight on to my next read, A Game of Thrones ebook. I recently started watching the TV show, but promised myself not to watch anymore until I read the book.
Filing? What filing?