If you know me, you know that I love to read. As a kid, it started with comic books (The Justice Society of America was my favorite), and The Chronicles of Narnia, and reached its height when I found a wife who reads even more than I do! (our kids had no chance…they all love books)
One of my favorite things to read now is blogs. The only problem was, I don’t really enjoy reading for extended periods of time on my laptop. And then this past winter I discovered something…I actually don’t mind reading on a smaller portable device. For Christmas, one of my daughters gave me the first book in the Game of Thrones series. I finished it in a couple of days and want to know what happened next, immediately downloaded book two to the Kindle app on my iPhone. Then, over the course of the next 5 weeks, book, 3, 4, and 5. So that is about 3700 pages read on something as small as an iPhone screen.
So realizing how much more reading I could do with something like this, I broke down and got an iPad. Well, there was a second much larger reason too…If you’ve ever been in my office and seen my library, think for a minute about how much it would cost to ship all of those books to Ireland. So I’m in the process of trying to digitize my life as much as possible right now…getting all my CDs into iTunes. turning all of my papers into pdf and storing them in Evernote or Kindle, and getting ready to replace my library (it makes me sad to write that).
Now, do the insanity of life over the past few months, (surgery, preparing to move to another country, wrapping up our time in Ithaca, little stuff like that) I actually haven’t read too many books. But I have been reading a number of blogs, much more frequently. Now that I’m not limited to reading on a laptop, that has been a lot easier.
Clearly, we all have different topics we enjoy learning about, that may hold zero interest for anyone else. The topics I tend to gravitate towards are Church Leadership, General Leadership, Behavioral Science, Productivity, and Mac/Tech stuff. (I’m wanting to start reading a bit more about photography, but only have one that I read regularly, and they don’t post all that often.)
So all that to ask you this…I’m looking for some blog suggestions. Who do you read regularly that you’d recommend to others? I’d love to hear your suggestions…please leave links in the comments below so that others can check them out too.