2017 Holidays

Pick up a good book

Remember that one day you spent on the beach lost in a good book? Yeah, we barely do either. A few of us here are self-professed bookworms while others are looking to carve some time out in the coming year to read more often.
 
Dave Ormesher, closerlook’s CEO, would like to find more time to read fiction in 2018. In addition, Liz Mitchell would like to tap into her inner bookworm.
 
“I’d like to find more time to read, which all starts with finding good books to read. Once I’m hooked on one, I’m in. But I wish I had a better method of finding those good ones besides word of mouth.” - Liz Mitchell, Senior Marketing Manager
 
Join Goodreads
This is a social network for book lovers. See book reviews from friends and family and share recommendations on what to read next. In addition, take on reading challenges or join virtual book clubs.
 
Start a real life book club
Gathering with likeminded individuals might not only give you good ideas for building your library, but may also keep you accountable to get your reading minutes in.
 
Cruise the New York Times Best Sellers List
Don’t trust recommendations from your friends and family? See what books are being read across genres across the country.
 
Check out an audiobook
Many of us, especially Ryan Mason, also find listening to audiobooks to be an easy way to fit “reading a book” into our daily routines.
 
“I've been horrible about reading long-form books—be it fiction or nonfiction. This year I've consumed several long-form books as audiobooks while commuting to and from work. I'd love to keep that going.”
-Ryan Mason, Chief Creative Officer
 
For those wanting to give audiobooks a try without the commitment, Audible offers a free 30-day trial. In addition, you can download many audiobooks and e-books for free from the public library.
 
What’s on the top of your reading list for 2018? Tweet us or post a pic on Instagram @closerlookinc with #evenbetter2018. 

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