Vacation Reading

I don’t know about you, but I like to read on vacation. Considering I work in a library, it’s probably not surprising that I like to bring a book with me wherever I go, but vacation reading is special. Laying about, maybe on a beach or by a pool, with nothing on my schedule but relaxing with a book is my idea of a perfect vacation.

 

One wrinkle in this perfect plan, though,  is getting the books from here to there. How many to pack? (don’t want to run out…) How much book-space is in the suitcase? Are these books going to put me over the baggage weight limit?

 

This is where eBooks become the vacationing bibliophile’s best friend. You can bring 10 (or 20, or 30!) books with you in less space than 1 book would take in your luggage.  Rapture!

As I write this I am preparing to head out on a vacation myself, and believe me, I have loaded my ereader with plenty of reading material for my trip, downloaded for FREE from the library.  I use an e-ink reader (the kind with a monochrome screen, like Nook GlowLight and Kindle Paperwhite), so OverDrive is my go-to for downloading eBooks from the library.  I can borrow up to 10 titles at once, and keep them on my ereader for up to 21 days, after which they will return themselves. No worries about overdue books on my vacation.

If you prefer to read on a tablet (color screen, like an iPad), there are even more options for downloading eBooks. You can use the OverDrive App for iPad & Android to download & read eBooks. You can also use the hoopla app to download 5 books a month for up to 21 days, and they’ll return themselves at the end of the lending period. Super simple, and best of all free, with a Cheshire Library card.

I’ll be by the pool…

Top 10 Library Downloads of 2013 : Audiobooks

Libraries are about more than physical books these days. More and more people are discovering the free downloadable books their library has to offer. Cheshire Library has over 4000 e-book titles and over 1500 audiobook titles in our collection. Here are some of the most popular downloads from our online audiobook collection:

AUDIOBOOKS – Adult Fiction

                                                    
1.    A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin
2.    12th of Never, by James Patterson
3.    The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
4.    The Forgotten, by David Baldacci
5.    Inferno, by Dan Brown
6.    The Hit, by David Baldacci
7.    Bad Monkey, by Carl Hiaasen
8.    A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin
9.    The Black Box, by Michael Connelly
10. A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin

                                

  AUDIOBOOKS – Adult Nonfiction

1.     Bossypants, by Tina Fey
2.    Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, by David Sedaris
3.    Dad Is Fat, by Jim Gaffigan
4.    Orange Is the New Black, by Piper Kerman
5.    Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
6.    Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly
7.    Argo, by Antonio Mendez

8.    Wheat Belly, by William Davis, MD
9.    No Easy Day, by Mark Owen
10. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Top 10 Library Downloads of 2013 : E-Books

Libraries are about more than physical books these days. More and more people are discovering the free downloadable books their library has to offer. Cheshire Library has over 4000 e-book titles and over 1500 audiobook titles in our collection. Here are some of the most popular downloads from our online e-book collection:

eBOOKS – Adult Fiction

1.   Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
2.   Inferno, by Dan Brown
3.   Fifty Shades of Grey, by E L James
4.   The Heist, by Janet Evanovich
5.   Fifty Shades Freed, by E L James
6.   Fifty Shades Darker, by E L James
7.  A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin
8.   The English Girl, by Daniel Silva
9.   The Racketeer, by John Grisham
10. Defending Jacob, by William Landay

         

 

eBOOKS- Adult Nonfiction

1.    Orange Is the New Black, by Piper Kerman
2.    Zealot, by Reza Aslan
3.    Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg
4.    Wild, by Cheryl Strayed
5.    Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
6.    Quiet, by Susan Cain
7.    Dad is Fat, by Jim Gaffigan
8.    The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg
9.    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
10. Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo