E-reader vs smartphone

It’s cold here in Australia at the moment, with morning temperatures of around 7 degrees Celsius. And when travelling to the day job on the train, I’ve been struck by how much time I waste staring at my phone in those interstitial moments between phone and bus. Years ago, I inhaled a new book every few days, but my reading’s slacked off a bit, which isn’t healthy for a writer.

Recently, I’ve got a small Kobo Nia that fits into my winter jacket pocket. A dedicated reading device that does only one thing—display books! Ideally, I’ll get through more books rather than spending time doomscrolling through the world news on the phone.

The only case the shop had left was bright canary yellow. At least I won’t lose it anytime soon…

I’m Kell. I write urban fantasy in an interconnected universe. I’ve published one novel so far, and I’m working on the sequel. The premise of the universe is: Did you ever wonder what happened after the Dark Lord was defeated, and when the magic left the world? It’s been two thousand years since the forces of Darkness were defeated. Now, there’s a modern world of cars, skyscrapers and officers. Elves run fashion magazines. Orcs go to office jobs, and everyone thinks that the age of wizards and dragons is folklore. It’s a perfectly ordinary world…on the surface. But magic hasn’t gone away—it’s merely hiding in the cracks of the world. My current series, the Revenant Records, is an urban fantasy series focusing on ghost stories, mysteries and dark adventure. It’s the story of an undead teenager, trying to balance her responsibilities to help lost ghosts, while maintaining a semblance of a normal life. I love roleplaying games and I’m writing a system for my story world/universe. My mega-fandoms are Doctor Who, Final Fantasy VII, and Transformers.

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