I was VERY reluctant to get a Kindle. I mean, I love getting a book and turning the pages and looking at them on my bookcases, blah, blah, blah. That was BEFORE I actually got one. I got one in May last year as a present from my Aunt Deborah who thought she was buying me an IPad :) She is not very technology savy but I still benefit, so who cares!
Let's just say, I am hooked. Millions of books at my disposal. I can finish a book and find another one immediately. No looking at the grocery store, book stores, drug stores, etc. when I am already pressed for time. And now that Borders closed, where was I really going to get any book that wasnt in the current top 20 sellers that Kroger had?
As much as I like reading, I also like the deal. I mean, I really had to be certain about the book before I spent $7.99 on a paperback that I can read in just a few hours. But now, holy moly, there are books for FREE!!! Nothing is better than that! I follow a few Facebook pages that alert you on books that are newly reduced or free-- "Kindle on the Cheap" "Kindled Hearts" and "Casting Pearls". I have set a limit if $2.99 unless it is a new release that I have been waiting for. Because of this new obsession, I currently have 192 books downloaded on my Kindle. Some I read a few pages into and I realize it is not for me--nothing lost, just move on to the next one. I have also found a few older authors that I would have never read before. I will probably never get to all of these books in this lifetime!! Anybody have any good sites that they use for cheaper books? Any good book suggestions?
But I do need to say, for Christmas I asked for one thing. I wanted a "real" book. I have every Nicholas Sparks book in hardback and there is something about crying through one of his books that just can't compare. Bear came through :) and "The Best of Me" sits on my bedside table awaiting me.