I swore I'd never do it.
Like, told people there was no way in h-e-double hockey sticks that I would venture down that road. Basically proclaimed to the world that I thought it was the worst invention eva-eva.
The e-reader. Every real book lover's worst dream. Honestly, I'm a huge fan of the old-fashioned book. Sniffing the "new book" smell... turning the weathered pages of an old book... collecting stacks of hardbacks... I love it all. And after spending most of my life as a major book worm, including four years studying English in college, I'm pretty proud of my extensive book collection.
Thus, why I swore I would never get an e-reader.
Ummm, guess who got an e-reader last week? And. I. Freaking. Love. It.
Seriously, what was I thinking? I was so scared that buying an e-reader would make me feel like I was having an affair on my loved books. But truly, this thing is every book lovers dream! In the span of minutes, I can download any book that I've been wanting to read. It's actually kind of dangerous. I've already poured through three-quarters of Gone Girl in the last couple of days.
As we've been packing up our house (moving day is right around the corner!), I realized that I have so many books that I don't plan to re-read. In fact, I've added so many of the trendy paperback novels that I bought and never plan to touch again (cough, Fifty Shades, cough) to the "donate" pile. Now that I've got my fancy e-reader, I can simply purchase those types of books paper-free and not junk up my bookshelves! Of course, I plan to continue to add to my collection of classics and my personal favorites in hard cover form. Really, it's win win.
Now that I've caught up with the rest of you and this century's technology, I'm totally excited about reading again. And I'd love to share my excitement with all of you. Soooo, are any of you a member of an online book club? I'd love to find a group to join for book ideas, book discussions, that kind of thing. I'd love any suggestions if you've got them!