Literary Pecking Order

Literary Pecking Order

Libby Reading is expensive, at least it can be. Through the years, I’ve developed a pecking order for books and other media in order to help defray the costs of heavy consumption.

I was a user of Overdrive, but it’s been rebranded into Libby, by OverDrive, Inc., the hip, slick, pony-tail-slinging younger sister. Having Libby at the top of the pecking order helps me save a substantial amount from month to month. Not to mention I just feel better about seeking knowledge distribution from a civic entity than the largest multinational corporation in existence, but that’s probably just me….

“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” –Albert Einstein

Libby also works great with Apple’s Speak Screen,1 so you can keep car/gym/bike time productive. You may be flying in the face of Einstein’s wisdom, but at least you’ll be flying.

Featured image by: unsplash-logoChris Sabor

  1. Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech and turn on Speak Screen. Now you can go to Libby/iBooks/Kindle, open the book you’d like to have narrated, and, using two fingers together, slide down from the top of the screen, like you’re accessing your notifications but with two fingers together. 


About Will Puckett

A 20 year veteran of the San Francisco Bay Area, Will Puckett is an author, artist, and guide. He enjoys styling CSS, and helping friends move furniture. When not parked in front of his iPad, he rescues, restores and rides bikes. Will has been lucky enough to take long rides on both coasts of the United States, and encourages people to explore the world by bike. He tries to lay in his hammock as much as possible reading and planning his future container home, but does enjoy periodically escaping to skate. And of course ice cream.