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The (beloved) Libby App

May 22, 2019

Do you love to read? Do you have a Kindle? Are you a member of your local library? Have you heard of the Libby App? I’d been hearing about it for a few years but had never quite taken the time to figure it out. Then last fall my friend Genevieve was kind enough to give me a lesson (it’s actually really easy!) and I’ve been hooked ever since. I do still prefer to read physical books but the convenience of reading on the go and always having a book on hand is totally worth it….especially when I travel.

Basically it’s an app that allows you to easily and seamlessly borrow e-books and audio books from your library free of charge.

I’d recommend going to your local library to get help setting it up but once you’re up and running you’re good to go — it’s an app on your phone that connects to the Amazon app to download e-books. I actually haven’t taken any audiobooks out so I’m not sure what that one connects to (Audible?)

It doesn’t have everything and sometimes there are long waitlists for the more popular book but it allows you to put holds on books so then magically you get an email one day and you’re off to the races. I find that I’ve been reading a lot more as a result which I love and nourishes me.

Right now I CAN’T. PUT. DOWN. the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny. It’s 12 books (another one comes out this summer!) that follows the same inspector through multiple murder investigations but it’s very character based — not gory or scary at all.

I’ve set a goal to read 50 books this year on Goodreads (follow me….still learning this app too!) and so far I’m halfway through. I put a collage together of what I’ve been reading the last few months — some I enjoyed more than others. Drop me an email if you want to discuss books or have questions about the Libby app! Happy reading!!

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