Monday, January 30, 2012


Dave bought me a Kindle for Christmas because I put The Secret Garden on his and kept stealing it when we were in Mexico. I like reading on a Kindle but I'm a cheapskate. I just find it hard to bring myself to pay for books that I can easily get at the library. I love the library and take the girls there all the time. Solana feels at home there and wanders off to select books, sit down, and read. I feel like I've done something right when she does that.

I was thrilled that the library started lending books on Kindle but find that the selection doesn't include most of the books on my reading wish list. I just read Wuthering Heights. Not previously on my wish list but it was a free Kindle book. And as annoying as it was, it was a page turner and I'm glad to have read it. At least now I will always understand Catherine and Heathcliff references. Then I read One For The Money, the Catherine Heigl movie will soon come out. This was a paperback that my neighbor lent me.

Next is Food Rules by Michael Pollan on Kindle. There wasn't a long wait list from the library on that one and I wanted to read a Michael Pollan book....I just kind of don't feel like it right now. I'm in the middle of a really great series called Camulod Chronicles. My dilemma is: read the rest of the Camulod Chronicles from the library or pay for the Kindle versions. My cheap nature is taking over. I just can't bring myself to buy them.

And in the meantime Dave seems to be reading 4 hours a day and tearing through Kindle books like there's no tomorrow. I cringe every time I see another Amazon purchase confirmation on the email. Damn. I hate being me sometimes. You'd think I was raised in the Depression era or something. And even though I'm fully aware of it I can't change it! Sometimes you have to laugh at your own ridiculousness.

4 comments: said...

LOL. I have had to make a deal with myself, that I can only pay for one book a month. The rest of the time I alternate between Kindle library books or books from Amazon Kindle owner library. It's NOT easy.

Cyndi Hendrickson said...

Ooooh. Good idea! If I tell myself I can buy one book a month then it becomes a treat for myself. I can do that!

Megan B ♥ said...

i get it. I'm the same way. I love the idea of the kindle, but can't bring myself to buy things I can get from the library. I'm not some purist that needs to feel the pages between my fingers. I'm just cheap.

Emily and Troy Williams said...

Ha ha. Troy downloaded the Kindle app on his iPhone (I think in reaction to the fact that I refused to buy him a Kindle Fire for Christmas). Anyway, no matter how many times I tell him about the free books and the loan from the library, he always "forgets" when he's done with a book. How do I know? *I'M* not the one buying books from Amazon at 2 in the morning. ;)