February Monthly Favorites

Monday, February 24, 2014

I had a bit of trouble coming up with something that was my favorite this much. I hadn't really used anything new that I would consider a favorite but then I began thinking about what I did do a lot this month. It hit me then, I happened to read quite a few books this past month. And there is one way I did it, I rented them from the library.

Now I know we all have busy schedules and we don't always have time to go to the library to browse through the selection and rent a book the old fashion way. Though I do enjoy the smell of books, I sat on my couch in my PJs and rented my books this month through the marvels of modern technology.

I have a library cards with two different library systems that have digital libraries available. One of them uses 3M Cloud Library. I love using this digital library because I can access the books I rent from the app itself, no need in downloading the individual books and worrying about transferring them from my Kindle to my phone or if they will sync to the furthest location. It does it all automatically with an internet connection.

My other library uses a slightly more complicated system for the rental of digital library books but it comes with it's advantages. By using the OverDrive system, not only can I rent books with text, but they also offer audiobooks. I don't know how many people enjoy listening to audiobooks, but they came in handy while I was on my long road trip to Mississippi as well as when I'm quilting yet still want some entertainment without distracting myself by watching TV.

Renting digital books has many advantages. No braving the snow and crazy weather aka renting from your couch in your pajamas. Also no accidentally forgetting to turn in the library book. It returns itself automatically. I am on the waiting list for about 7 books right now and I get e-mail updates when my book arrives. I just go rent it from the respective apps. The other huge advantage to digitally renting them from library is I'm not forking out the big bucks to read the books. My wallet thanks me tremendously!
If you like to read and are paying to buy your digital books try visiting your local library to see if they also have a digital selection you can rent from.

Also if you haven't caught my recent book reviews, you can easily access them from my awesome new tab at the top of my blog! I am feeling quite tech savvy for the moment! :)

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  1. I love listening to audio books in the car on the way to work! I haven't had much luck with OverDrive though…. they always seem to be "out" of the books I want.

  2. Whoa! That is so cool! I just got a new library card. I had to pay a whoping $36 fine to get it...

  3. Oh my gosh! I had no idea you could digitally rent books this way!! Thank you! I am so excited to try this out. Reading more is one of my goals and this will help so much :-)