I never got into the e-reader trend because I love the feel and smell of a real book in my hands. I love turning pages, I love shopping for books and in general I just love having them around. What made me change my mind?
Because I have free time at work and thanks to a friend, I have discovered Amazon’s Cloud Reader. The crappy thing about free Amazon books is that nearly anyone can write one and add it to their website. The great thing about free Amazon books is that every once in a while, a great writer writes something worth reading and adds it to their website. Let’s face it, crappy or not, nothing beats free.
I stumbled upon a few free books by a blogger named Johnny B. Truant. With titles like, The Universe Doesn’t Give A Flying Fuck About You, his writing sticks out. As the title suggests, his style of writing is very blunt and in your face. There is not sugar coating and no bullshit. Johnny tells you that if you want something you have to get off your ass and find it.
You Are Dying and Your World Is A Lie, is a short and sweet lesson on why we need to appreciate and explore life while we have it. There are no take backs in life and there are no guarantees. This is a great little read for a day when you’re in a funk. I’m not going to claim that this book is life changing because it is definitely worth a read. I find Johnny’s writing to be inspiring in a very direct and honest way and sometimes what we don’t want to hear is what we actually do need to hear. Go check it out! And while you’re at it, why don’t you check out some of his other books?
Happy free e-reading!