As the Covid shutdown continues to drag on, many of us are feeling the downtime frustration; so other than physical exercise/activities, how can you spend your time so you don’t go totally nuts?
While most public libraries are closed, there are still tons of great books available in electronic form to be read on iPad, phone, or laptop. And, you don’t need to spend any money to get them … they are available through most every public library’s eBook online website.
If you have a library card number, that is all you will need to download books. If not, try to sign up online (I don’t know if that is possible everywhere).
For my current read, I used the site’s search engine … put in “Mystery” that is “available now” in eBook form; then I sorted by “Most popular” and ended up with Baldacci’s “Memory Man.”
As a member of Netflix and Amazon Prime, I also have tons of great shows, documentaries, and movies available to stream onto my Smart TV or watch directly through my iPad (if you haven’t tried it, don’t knock it). Here are highlights of some of what is/was on my current watch list …
- Endeavor (Amazon Prime) – Several seasons of British police series
- DCI Banks (Amazon Prime) – Another excellent British police series
- Bosch (Amazon Prime) – Based on the best selling books about LA detective Harry Bosch
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime) – Comedy set in 1950s Brooklyn
- Cheers (Netflix) – multiple seasons of this classic comedy
- The Twilight Zone (Netflix) – the original, mold-breaking Rod Serling shows
- Blacklist (Netflix) – James Spaeder’s classic bad guy/good guy series.
Also, if you are a walker, don’t forget you can also download audio books to listen to and help pass the strolling time. I am currently into a series of crazy short stories by B.J. Novak (from the TV series “The Office”) entitled “One More Thing.”
How about YOU … what’s on your watch or reading list?
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