My Kindle lives in my purse so that I always have it with me. I love it because it’s small and lightweight and easier than carrying around ten actual books! I started carrying it in my purse so that I can read on the El on the way to and from work, but it’s also pretty awesome to have if you end up waiting at the doctor’s office, or taking a walk to a park on a nice day, or whatever.
I’ve also started trying to read on my lunch break as well. That is, if I’m not working through lunch and stuffing food in my face while on mute on a conference call. That happens more than I’d like to admit, but I’m on mute so it’s fine! :-p But even if I can only take a fifteen minute break for food between meetings, I can still pull out my Kindle and read at my desk while I eat!
The only problem is the horrible fluorescent lighting in my office is super glare-y on the screen and also, if I’m using my hands to eat I can’t hold the Kindle up. So it lays flat on my desk collecting crumbs and whatnot if I’m not careful.
But I had a stroke of genius the other day and totally solved my problem! You can use a picture stand as a Kindle holder!
This easel was like $3 at Bed Bath & Beyond and it works perfectly! The Kindle is now upright so it isn’t gathering dust or crumbs or glare, and it’s a much more comfortable reading position because I’m not looking straight down at it. All that, and it’s hands-free…amazing!
What do you do to pass the time on your commute? Or are you lucky enough not to have one? I love the days I get to telecommute!