People turning 60 years old these days always have an inexpressible feeling for books – feeling affectionate? Feeling Addicted? Feeling peaceful? Feeling like their companions? All in all, a good book can make you feel that the whole world is in your hands.
Except having presbyopia, the feeling that those approaching 60 and beyond experience is in fact the same as the feeling that they have when they’re young. The feelings of joy, sadness, horror or suspense conjured up by the book also affect our minds. Today, however, we can grasp all kinds of information through different media. If you like reading, you do not even have to have a book in your hand. Popular tools like e-book readers and audio books help those whose eyesight no longer enables them to enjoy reading.
In the past, most of those who liked reading bought their favorite books from bookstores or borrowed them from public libraries. Nowadays, everyone is concerned about efficiency and focuses on quality, and reading is no longer just for leisure, but also can be a taste for life. Therefore, many places such as bookstores, book shops and reading cafes will provide diversified reading services in addition to book selling for book lovers to read a book while enjoying a drink and a dessert, as well as relaxing during a wonderful morning or afternoon! Even if you cannot go out because of various reasons, you can still stay at home and use the online library service (click here
) to read ebooks or audiobooks you are interested in. Readers who use mobile phones to read can download the Hyread app (Google Play
) to borrow books from the online library.
On this page, we will provide information about book recommendations, including best-selling books in the world, best-selling books, reading sharing clubs, etc. Our editors also selected a series of books suitable for carers
, to enable carers to release their stress and improve their mood despite their heavy schedule. Carers can also browse and read these book through e-readers.
Readers are welcome to recommend their favorite books and share their thoughts after reading Good Book Sharing
, so as to use their spiritual satisfaction obtained from reading to inspire other readers and keep this good habit long lasting.
Electronic reading tools
The biggest challenge faced by people who love reading is how to deal with the books they buy. Although there are many ways to recycle books, some books need to be retained. Fortunately, as electronic books have been widely used in recent years, we can use e-book readers, such as Kindle, Kobo, Oaxis, Onyx, etc. to store a certain number of e-books at the same time, so that readers are free to read their favorite books at any time. Moreover, e-readers feature a font size adjustment function, which is very suitable for those approaching 60 and beyond who want to read. For details and comparisons of the quality and functions of different products, please refer to Consumer Council – Test Report on e-book Readers (June 2015)
and Consumer Tips for Buying e-book Readers
In addition to the above e-reading tools, exploring the world of audio books are another great option. It’s just like listening to the radio! In recent years, many institutions and universities have published a series of audio books on the Internet, so that anyone can access these resources for free. Here are some English audio book sites for classic books: Loyal Book
. Since you only need your ears to listen, audio books allow for those who are visually impaired to enjoy the written content in books. Moreover, grandparents and grandchildren can both listen to them! Joyful Kids of PowPow Storyland
offers a variety of audio books for grandparents and grandchildren to spend good time together and deepen their relationship through storytelling.
Best-selling book lists
The New York Times Best Seller List is one of the most representative best-selling book lists in the United States. The ranking serves as an indicative reference for readers in the United States and around the world. The list has been published since 1942, and has 75 years of history. If you are interested in the details, please visit The New York Times Best Sellers
or review New York Times Best Seller List
Public library services
In the past, the public libraries mainly provided book lending services
. However, as the pace of the community continued to gather momentum, public library services changed rapidly and became more diversified to meet the needs of different people. The libraries
are now able to provide not only the above-mentioned general lending services, but also the online booking via Multimedia Information System (MMIS)
of Digital Collection and e-Databases Collection
, free use of computer facilities
, hiring services
, as well as the new referral service for The University of Hong Kong Libraries Temporary Pass
, book drop service at MTR Interchange Stations
and so on, in order to further improve the public library service. You can now browse the latest information of Hong Kong Public Libraries at any time from two mobile apps, namely “My Library”
and “Multimedia Information”