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How Reading Kept Me Sane

How Reading Kept Me Sane

Reading became an important way I relaxed while caring for my mum who had motor neurone disease (MND/ALS).

This post shares how the List Challenge website can be used to find a list you want books to read and for monitoring your progress. It also share my progress with my Top 100+ Crime and Mystery Novels of All Time reading list.

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Finding and Reading free ebooks

Finding and Reading free ebooks

As a result of working my way through classic and golden age of detective fiction I’ve become skilled in finding and reading free ebooks as the paper versions can be hard to source for the books I’m wanting to read.

While I was experienced with reading ebooks purchased from Amazon I had been reluctant to access free ebooks and eResouces because the instructions on how to download and read seemed so much harder compared to reading ebooks in the Kindle app.

Isn’t hard once you know how and I wish I made time years ago to learn how to access free eResources. These are my tips to help those wanting to find and read free ebooks.

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My Reading List of Top 100+ Crime and Mystery Novels of All Time – Progress Update

My Reading List of Top 100+ Crime and Mystery Novels of All Time – Progress Update

Last year I set a goal of reading Top 100+ Crime and Mystery Novels of All Time as a way of introducing myself to new authors in a genre I enjoy reading after growing tired of searching for new modern authors I want to read.

This post shares how I’ve changed my approach to working through the reading list and provides tips for finding the novels for those interested in completing a similar reading challenge including how to find free ebooks.

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My Reading List of Top 100+ Crime and Mystery Novels of All Time

My Reading List of Top 100+ Crime and Mystery Novels of All Time

I relax by reading for pleasure but had started to run out of ideas of what to read. Inspired by my husband’s goal to read ‘Top 100 Books You Need To Read Before You Die’ I decided to create my own reading list by focusing on the genre I enjoy reading – crime and mystery! Great way to discover authors and novels that are new to me.

This post shares my ‘100+ Crime and Mystery Novels of all time’ as well as provides the ‘Top 100 Books You Need To Read Before You Die’ that my husband is reading.

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Raising Awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND / ALS)

Raising Awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND / ALS)

I care for my mother who has motor neurone disease (MND), also known as ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) which is a progressive, terminal neurological disease that can strike anyone. There is no cure and it kills over 50 % within 2 years of diagnosis.

My aim is to help raise a better awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (ALS).

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Digitizing My Family History

Digitizing My Family History

I have 100’s of old family photos and documents – including many from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. With no one left to remember all their stories I’ve been digitizing them and writing their stories to share with future generations.

Check out this post to learn how I’m digitizing my family history.

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