Why I Am Waiting For The Bookly Android App

Today I’m sharing a post that is a bit different than my usual posts so bear with me. Oh and this is absolutely not sponsored. (Please keep reading…) I’ve discovered a few weeks ago that if I don’t read on a regular basis, it messes with my mental health, and if I don’t read before bed even if it’s only 20 pages, it messes with the quality of my sleep. So yes, reading is very important for me and my health.

That being said, that doesn’t mean that I always find time or that I don’t find myself in front of the TV from time to time. Me being me, I need some ways to encourage myself to do what I need to do; sit down and read. In October, I started using a beautiful new planner where I write down how many pages I read every day and that’s a good way for me to try to keep track if I read every day. But it’s not enough.

I need more. Weeks ago I came across an app that has been enticing me enormously, but unfortunately isn’t available for my Android phone yet. That app is called Bookly (it recently changed to that name from Book Out) and calls itself “your reading assistant”. With this app, you can track what you’re reading, add quotes and thoughts, set reading goals, unlock achievements, but most importantly, track your reading and get amazing statistics.

Look, I know I’m a total nerd, but I just love the idea of having an infograph at the end of every book I read that gives me the number of pages of the book, the total read time, reading speed, and what were the most pages and minutes you read in a day. Not to mention the help this app would be during a readathon. Am I right?

So yes, I’ve marked December 7th in my calendars, the day that Bookly will finally be released for Android, and I’ve volunteered myself to be a beta-tester. I so hope that setting myself a daily reading challenge on this app will help me to easily keep my mental health in the green zone. I desperately need it, because ironically this post goes up after a very bad reading week and I’m feeling it.

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Do you have or want to have this app? Do you feel that reading helps your health too? What would help you to read more? Let me know in the comments!

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Rebecca says:

    This sounds like such a great idea, I have to give it a try. I hope you get accepted as a beta tester so you get to try the app soon!

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    1. Sasha The Bookdragon says:

      I sure hope so too! But even if I don’t, at least I know the launch is getting closer. 😊 Have fun with the app!

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      1. Rebecca says:

        Thank you! 🙂

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      2. Rebecca says:

        I downloaded Bookly after reading this post and I’d definitely recommend getting it when it releases on Android. You can enter how many pages you read in a session and it tells you how long it will take you to finish the book at that pace, and there’s the option to play rain sounds while you read (though there are more choices if you upgraded to premium).

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      3. Sasha The Bookdragon says:

        Ugh, counting down the days until December 6th 😭

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      4. Rebecca says:

        Not long to go!

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      5. Sasha The Bookdragon says:

        Popping in real quicky to say that I just discovered I’ve been chosen as a beta-tester! 😭😊😃

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      6. Rebecca says:

        That’s great, congrats!! Hope you have fun with it 🙂

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      7. Sasha The Bookdragon says:

        But thank you so much for sharing this!

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  2. Leo says:

    That app actually looks so cool!! It sounds like Fitbit for readers 😂

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    1. Sasha The Bookdragon says:

      Doesn’t it? I’m so looking forward to using it! Bring on the badges 😁

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  3. The Book Moo says:

    I’m definitely going to check this app out!

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    1. Sasha The Bookdragon says:

      So glad I could spread the love! I’m sure I’m not the only one who sort of needs it in her life 😊. Do let me know what you think once you’ve played around with it.

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      1. The Book Moo says:

        Will do, thanks for the advice again!

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