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I'm reading my first e book, Lysbeth: A Tale of the Dutch by H. Rider Haggard, on my new Kindle. The text-to-voice feature is exactly what I'd hoped for. It is a little robotic sounding, but it doesn't bother me. It reads to me on the commute, and keeps track of exactly where it left off. I actually like it better than audio books. I hate it when the narrator of audio books tries to differentiate between characters by changing their accent or voice tone. I don't do that in my head when I'm reading, so the text-to-voice is actually reading to me like I read to myself, if that makes sense.
I also read my new issue of Real Simple today, cover to cover. This is the only magazine I subscribe to. I love it a lot.
I have completely dog eared this month's issue...there was so much that I wanted to refer back to. A recipe. A cute planter. An idea for a wedding gift. A book I want to add to my to-read list. Yet another reason to exercise...specifically that middle-aged adults taking three 40-minute walks a week for a year actually showed a 2% average growth rate in the hippocampus, as opposed to the shrinkage that is typical after reaching the mid 50s...improves memory.
When I dog ear a page, I take the corner of the page all the way down till it points to exactly what I was interested in on the page. Like the 'Chickpea and Raisin Salad' recipe shown in the third photo. If I don't do that, sometimes I go back and forget what it was on the page that interested me in the first read through (obviously I need to start a walking regimen to improve MY memory).
I try to recycle them while they are still current. My favorite way to recycle them is to take them with me to a doctor's office, and browse through it again while I'm waiting for my appointment. Then when I'm called to see the doctor, I nonchalantly leave the magazine in the waiting room. I've never exactly asked permission to do this, but could anyone really object? I know I'd appreciate more current and varied reading material there.