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.
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!