New titles on Prime Reading

Most people sign up for Amazon Prime because of the videos and TV series. I agree to that, but since the launching of Prime Reading that has turned into one of my favorite parts of Prime Reading as well.

I have already read quite a lot of books that was “given” to me for free with my Amazon Prime account, and in February even more great books were added.

Great new Prime Reading titles on Amazon

The most important newcomers on Prime Reading

I do not know exactly when the different books are added, but here are some of the fantastic books that I just discovered available with Prime Reading that I believe it is worth reading. First and foremost, I would like to say that 1984 by George Orwell is a must-read book for most people.

When I read that book, I was totally surprised. It gave me a feeling of what it must be like to live in a society of surveillance, something that felt quite strange growing up in a free country with no such threats nearby. You might say that in our modern society today big brother is watching all our steps, especially online, making 1984 more actual now than it has ever been. Make up your mind for yourself, but do not miss out on 1984 as it is a book you should absolutely read if you haven’t read it yet.

Did you like The Imitation Game?

If you liked the movie The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch and directed by Morten Tyldum, then you might be interested in reading the book about Alan Turing named “Alan Turing: Unlocking the Enigma.” The book is written by David Boyle and you might find it interesting if you like reading about guys like Alan Turing.

For those who are big fans of The Lord of The Rings movies and who would like to get started reading the book, then The Fellowship of the Ring, the first part of the book, can now be borrowed for free online with Prime Reading. This is a light start to the entire story, and once you have read this book you can know that you have been through about one third of the full story.

There are more books available, but the one I have already borrowed myself is: “What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions.” The book is written by Randall Munroe, and in it he answers hilarious and stupid questions with pure facts and science. Examples of such questions are:

  • What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?
  • Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?
  • What if a Richter 15 earthquake hit New York City?
  • Are fire tornadoes possible?

Doesn’t that sound like an interesting book?

For those who want to read a romantic book

If you are a fan of romantic movies, then you have probably seen The Lake House. But, have you read the book? If you haven’t read the book yet, then now is your chance. The original book was written by Ella Carey and you can now read it for free with Prime Reading.

These are some of the newcomers that I am excited about on Prime Reading If you want to know more about Prime Reading just press the link. For more information on how you can sign up for Amazon Prime from abroad, visit amazonprime.fromabroad.org.

 

 

Do some Habit Stacking with Amazon Prime Reading

Recently I downloaded and read the book “Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less” from Amazon.com. It came for free as a part of Prime Reading, so why not?

I always enjoy a good book, and the book about habit stacking easily caught my attention. It sounded like an easy book to read and since it was for free, why not? It was a real quick read, so if you are a quick reader then you can get through the book in like an hour or so. But, we are not really reading books for the purpose of just reading through the book, are we? When we read a book we hope that it will have some sort of an effect on us, and that was at least why I decided to read “Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less.” The book was written by S.J. Scott and he tries to teach us how to change the quality of our lives with small habits.

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What is habit stacking about?

Habit stacking as described my S. J. Scott is not about getting a good habit of going for a 30 minute run every day. Habit stacking is about stacking lots of small habits together and turn them into a daily routine. In that way you can get much more efficient, get more stuff done and be more happy with yourself. Most habits as described in this book for the purpose of stacking them together take from 1 to 5 minutes and that is why you can add several together and turn them into a daily routine. Such a routine should take at most 15 minutes, but can thus consist of 3-8 different habits.

I read some reviews of the book on habit stacking, and some critizised the author for writing to easy stuff. The first habit described in the book is “drink a glass of water.” Well, that is truly easy, but for some that is a lethal point. I have friends who have a really hard time drinking even 1 liter of water every day, and for them to create a habit of drinking would be so important.

Lots of the other habits described are obvious for some, while they might make a big difference for others. As I read through the first chapter which dealt with habits dealing with productivity I felt quite good. From the first 17 steps I felt as if I already do 16 of those. Dealing with other subjects I did not really feel that good, but I wasn’t feeling as if those habits were habits I really need to implement in my life.

Summary of my short habit stacking review

This is an easy book to read. You might find it to be very basic and simple, but that is just good. Since it is so easy you can take your time to read it, and if this book and habit stacking will make you inspired to create one single routine it has already had a great impact on you. It doesn’t matter if you do not like the book itself. A good learner can learn from everything and anything, and thus this book will for sure be able to teach you and inspire you anyway!

I can not guarantee that the book will be available on Prime Reading for free forever, so make sure to read through the book while it is still there available!

Do not forget to read those books!

If you want to stay young you need to get in the habit of learning. If you want to learn, you better get in the habit of reading books. If you want to read books, then you better have an Amazon Prime subscription!

Henry Ford is known to have said that being old is more about a state of being than a number. You can be young and still be old. In the same way you can be old, but still be young! Are you a learner? Are you developing yourself? If you are, you might end up being a very young 100 year old person some day! And yes, Amazon can of course help you stay young.

Not long ago Amazon.com launched their service Kindle Reading. There you will at any time find a quite big selection of books and magazines that you can borrow for free at their website. I have already taken a look at it several times, and it always surprise me with some great titles. In fact I have already borrowed four books and a magazine, meaning that i read them simultaneously at the moment.

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Some of the books available with Prime Reading right now!

Luckily Amazon will let you borrow 10 books at a time, meaning that you can read several books at the same time, and when you are tired of a book you only hand it back (and you can borrow another book instead).

What can I recommend on Prime Reading now?

I can of course only share my thoughts on the books i have started myself. To be honest the Gary Chapman book named “Five Love Languages” is a classic and a brilliant book if you want to communicate your appreciation for someone. You might give someone a gift, but if that ain’t their love language, then the present will not get the effect you wished for. You can read much more about this as you borrow The Five Love Languages on Prime Reading right away.

Would you like to improve your life making small steps? Why not change some of your habits? You can get advises for 97 small changes in a book by S. J. Scott named “Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less.” I have read almost the entire book and even though I might not be to impressed with the book in general, it is still useful and I will implement some of the ideas from the book in my own life.

I also found a Calvin and Hobbes book, a book about science experiments for children and about choosing myself (the title was Choose Yourself). I have not read so much in these books yet, but as you understand there are lots of interesting stuff available to you for free if  you are an Amazon Prime member. Make sure to check out these discounts and offers yourself!

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Prime Reading is here!

prime-readingMy Amazon Prime subscription just got better without me doing anything. Instead Amazon.com created Prime Reading which seems to be a brilliant service.

I recently heard about the fact that Amazon.com launched a new product named Prime Reading on October 5th. My first reaction was to do a quick search in Google for “What is Prime Reading.” Luckily I find my answer right away. I quickly understood that Prime Reading is the developed version of the outdated and hard-to-use library which has been included in Prime memberships for a long time already.

The only difference is that with Prime Reading it looks way better and it is much easier to administrate. As you can read in the article I read you can borrow as much as ten books at the same time. It is easy to see which books you have borrowed at the moment, and you can easily give them back in order to borrow new books instead.

Are there only junk books included in Prime Reading?

Normally we are skeptical to free products. Are there only junk and bad books included in Prime Reading? Not at all! A very popular book named “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman was a book I quickly discovered. Another book I discovered was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and I could also mention The Hobbit, The Man In The High Castle and lots of travel books as well.

And yes, the first book I decided to borrow was not a big one, but “The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury” Isn’t that a real treasure to find for free included with my Prime membership as a part of Prime Reading?

Have you tried Prime reading yourself? What are your first thoughts concerning the product? Are you as enthusiastic about Prime Reading as I am?