A lot of content has been about lifting, boxing and overall becoming a jacked dude. Today’s article is going to be vastly different. I will talk about benefits of reading books, how to read books on the go and finish with the review of PocketBook basic 3 (614) e-reader. Pour your favorite cup of tea, sit tall and read.
Benefits of reading books
Reading has a LOT of benefits. Teachers somehow managed us to learn to hate books. I can still remember the feeling of “fuck, finals from literature next day and I still have to read five books”, “shit, this language has to be dead for at least century, I can’t even read that stuff”. Yeah, not every book is a masterpiece, that’s true. Not every book is worth buying, that’s true too. But there ARE many books that are absolute GOLDMINES of knowledge. The internet and websites DO NOT replace books and never will.
Books include a great amount of knowledge about every subject you can imagine. Lifting? books are there. Boxing? just read this book. Learning? yeah, we got you covered. Biographies? of course, what name? Today, a majority of people use internet for gaining knowledge. While it is easier and more comfortable for sure, it might not be that good idea. why?
- everybody can run a website. Your dumb neighbor can run a blog about technology, while the only thing he knows is milking cows. Good luck with using his blog as a resource for an essay. Getting a book published is a whole different thing. To actually get editors interest, content must be on point and readable. Books require a grammatic correction, which ensures smooth reading experience. Chances are that if the book was published, it’s worth reading (the exception proves the rule applies here).
- a lot of websites cornerstone content is extracted from books. While there is nothing that bad about it, the data might be misinterpreted. The author tried to say that apples are green because of the sea level, the website says that sea level is dependent on green apples. Again, not good idea to use that kind of information for school purposes.
- like it or not, staring at a PC monitor for the whole day is not healthy habit to have. If you can help it a little bit by reading a book instead of searching on PC, do it.
Studies have shown that reading reduces the risk for some diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Keeping your brain “warmed up” and not shutting it off prevents it from losing its ability to, well, brain. Use it or lose it certainly applies here. That said, there are a lot of activities that prevent brain losing its ability, but reading is one, if not the easiest and the most multi-purpose of them all. Fighting brain power loss while learning a whole heap of new things? I’m in.
Reading will expand both writing and talking skills. Nobody is going to read an article that starts every sentence with “you” or “I”. While reading, reader subconsciously gathers and captures new words, new phrases and new styles of creating sentences. For example, I am not native English speaker (as you might notice), but I’m somehow able to write things in English. Reading (in English) has contributed greatly. One of best ways to learn a foreign language is to read books in that language. It may be hard, but it is a surefire way to learn.
There are loads of characters, story plots, names to remember and soo on in every book. That’s a fair share of things to remember. As we know, using any part of our body usually improves is. Memory is not an exception. Brain is a really complex mechanism full of very complicated stuff, but its safe to say that reading IMPROVES MEMORY. Improving memory while enjoying cool story? How cool is that?
As said in testosterone boosting 101, grabbing a good book and reading it while sipping a nice cup of tea is one of the best ways to wind off. After a hectic day full of training hard, killing obstacles and living like a beast, there is nothing better than warm bath followed by a great book. Majority of people try to fall asleep straight after shutting down computer or smartphone and wonder why they can’t fall asleep. Wind off in form of a book does the trick really well.
Now you should be aware of many benefits reading books has. There are, of course, many, many more, but further describing all of them would be out of the scope of this article.
While the bright sides are shining, it is not the whole story. Books can be pricey and they take a lot of space, may be damaged and vanish over time. Here come E-READERS.
What is an E-Reader?
E-reader, short-term for the ebook reader, is a basically big phone with a special display called e-ink. That display makes it different from classic phone displays, which cause problems with eyes health, falling asleep and more health issues. E-ink type display simulates the book real book as much as it can, so the feeling is really similar to reading a classic book.
Another advantage over phones and tablets is the battery life. With modest reading, an ebook can last for even a whole month before needing to plug the charger. Paper books do not require any charging at all, but still, it’s a great feeling that you need not worry about charging stuff every day.
e-readers are really lightweight and small-ish, so they are easily packed and taken everywhere you go. Long bus ride ahead of you? bring e-reader and you are set. Boring lecture at school? you can enjoy reading an insightful book while actually looking like you are highlighting materials.
Chances are you need to read more than just one book on, say, vacation. With paper books, that may get really hard to organize. Books would take a lot of space, so you might need to swap your cool swimming trunks for a book. Not good at all if you ask me. With an e-reader? one small gadget has all books you ever need in itself.
You can get many, many books for free for your e-reader. If you have no problems with internet piracy, there is almost infinite number of ebooks to be downloaded from torrent sites or warez forums. Chances are that if you want to read a book in English, with a little bit of searching you can download it for free in .mobi or .epub format.
Want to read fifty shades of gray or latest how to get girls wet book on public transportation? Good luck with actually having a book with naked girl printed on front cover. With an e-reader, nobody knows what are you reading.
PocketBook basic 3 review
With these benefits in minds, I have recently bought one. Not too fancy and expensive, but not shady quality either. Just an affordable e-reader that will serve me for years. So I have chosen the PocketBook basic 3. I’ve been reading books with it since then, and I feel I was able to gather a good amount of experience to share a short review.
PocketBook basic 3 is a budget, lightweight e-reader with a simple design. Overall its totally sufficient and does its job really well. Few things found in more expensive models are missing, such as led-light and touchscreen. It means that basically, you need to use own lamp when reading in evenings, and are only able to switch pages by clicking a button, not a display swipe. No big deal.
It also has a built-in WiFi support, so you can upload books to Dropbox on the laptop and easily download them into the e-reader. The 6-inch screen uses the latest generation of E Ink Carta technology, which ensures smooth and safe reading experience.
The user interface is translated to many languages (including English, of course) and is really intuitive and easy to use. The main principles are simplicity and convenience. No complicated stuff at all.
Battery life is as good as it gets. Up to month and a half of kind of frequent usage is a really great outcome. Charging time is fast enough, plug in an in a few moments its full.
Format support is one of the best on the market, pocketbook 3 basic can read 17 books formats without conversion.That’s a great number compared to Amazon Kindle, that need converting to amazon book format.
Storage is big enough, 8 gigabytes with the option to add SD card. Not that you need it, 8 gigabytes is about thousands of books.
One thing to keep in mind is that you absolutely HAVE to buy a protective case. E-reader without a case is a fragile thing that can be and will be easily broken. Cases are usually cheap-ish (10-20 dollars), but it is still more money spent than you expected to spend.
I would RECOMMEND this e-reader. You can buy it on Amazon.
Do YOU read books on e-reader or paper books? Maybe you rather use web pages to obtain information. Share with us via comments!