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.