Sometimes I just want an eBook reader that gets out of the way and Foliate might just be minimalist alternative to Calibre I’ve been waiting for. I may actually enjoy reading on my laptop again.
Want to highlight text and take notes… No problem, Foliate can do that.
Want to use your favorite system font? You can do that. Remarkably it works very well. I’ve been using eBook readers for over ten years now and selecting custom fonts has always been a challenge. But here it’s as simple as changing your text editor font in a GNOME application. In fact everything about this application was designed to work well in GNOME.
White background and black text hard on your eyes after hours of reading. Changing between defaults is a few toggles, radio buttons, and sliders away. No need to learn using cascading style sheets.
Almost forgot, you can look up definitions and Wikipedia references.
Regardless of whether you prefer print or digital books load up a few and download them to your phone. I know this sounds obvious but instead of looking at Instagram or Twitter when waiting in a queue or dare I say sitting on a toilet (don’t lie to yourself we all do it) open up a book and read a page or two. Here are some other quick read ideas to get more reading in when you’re alone and not ignoring friends and family.
Read while eating a meal
Read while drinking
Read a page before checking social media every damn time.
I like to set a minimum limit on reading such as 20 minutes or until the end of the chapter. I suggest a manageable and practical goal. If you want to read a whole book every day go for it but be realistic.
Kidding aside, don’t bring printed books into the restroom unless they stay there. That just not right.
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