The Getaway Car by Ann Patchett

The other day, at the library, without even fulling intending to…

I read a whole book in one sitting.

Not to worry – I didn’t shirk all my school responsibilities and spend hours of my day reading for pleasure. In fact, it was only about 60 pages long; a short little swim in a pool of fresh new ideas.

You see, I’m rounding the bend on NaNoWriMo: I’m at that part in the cross-country race where you can actually see the finish line after so many miles of just keeping your head down and working hard. I have 3 days and 4,083 words to go. Unbelievable. I’m also turning the corner at school too – I have only a few days left of classes, and the papers and finals are piling up. My teeth are still hurting (I think I may be suffering from the awful dry socket), I’m spending much too much of my life at the library, and (of course) I need to do laundry.

The point is, I am (like we all are) busy. Stressed. With all the things we need to fit into the day, there isn’t usually much time left over for what we want to do. And if you’re me, what you want to do is have more time to read.

Enter Byliner Originals! This is such an awesome idea: short, concise little digital books, about 60 pages and $1-3 dollars each. Inside is a new perspective, an idea, an opinion or a story. Many outlets for eReaders are selling them for devices, but they’re also equally able to be read online in web format. The first I read was a great memoir on writing by Ann Patchett…