I've been using ereaders now nearly everyday for the past five years that I decided to create a website to document some of the useful things I've found along the way.
It still amazes me being able to travel wherever I want and having access to any ebook or resource material in an instant.
I haven't always enjoyed reading.
In fact, when I was young I hated it! I struggled with reading throughout school and college, at one point I wondered whether I was dyslexic (but was never actually tested). It was only when I reached my late 20's when I came across the 10k hour rule that I realized why I had such difficulty reading.
Just like any other skill, you have to practice... A LOT.
In my 30's, I became fascinated in reading autobiographies, when I realized that I could gain someone's life experience through 6-10 hours of reading, and all for the price of a cup of coffee*.
My partner Debra, who also had no interest in reading books for much of her life, suddenly became such a "super fan" of reading biographies whilst on maternity. She now reads more than myself and can comfortably read through a couple of books a month.
My Day Job
I'm a technology geek at heart.
For the past 20 years I've been working as an Electronics Engineer for consultancy firm, so I have a good understanding of what is under-the-hood of ereaders, as well as the software that runs on them. So hopefully if you have any specific or technical questions relating to your ereader, I'll certainly do my best to help.
During the day I mainly use my Nova 3 for reviewing technical datasheets of microchips. Some of these pdfs can contain 1,000+ pages, so you see just how useful having an ereader can be in my profession, instead of wasting good paper.
Before I go, I want to leave a quote from a gentleman who reads more than anyone I know. At the young age of 97 there's no sign of him slowing down any time soon!
“In my whole life, I have known no wise people who didn't read all the time -- none, zero. Develop into a lifelong self-learner through voracious reading; cultivate curiosity and strive to become a little wiser every day.” - Charlie Munger
If you have just recently bought an ereader, I sincerely hope you enjoy this new reading experience just as much as I do, and you find our site useful to get the best out of your ereader.
For those of you that are still undecided as to which ereader to choose, I have a great article which should help you narrow down the best ereader for you.
* Grande Frappuccino from Starbucks