|Dreaming of a shiny new e-reader|
I know I don't need an e-reader (I have more than enough "real" books to last me a long, long time) but gosh, darn it, I want one! I want to be like the rest of the cool kids and carry 1500 books around in one hand. It doesn't have to be the swanky nookcolor; just a plain vanilla Kindle would make me quite happy. But I just can't drop $139 or more on a "gadget." So, I have devised a little scheme that will solve more than one dilemma:
I am going to sell as many books as I can online and once I have made enough money, I will buy myself a shiny new Kindle. I just shipped a box of books off to Powell's Books last week, which netted me a little over $15, so I'm on my way. Between Powells and Amazon.com (and possibly eBay) I'm hoping that I will (a) get rid of a lot of the books taking up space in my bedroom and (b) make enough money to buy the Kindle, thereby (c)eliminating the need to buy as many physical books in the future, which will (d) keep me from getting buried in a future avalanche of books.
For right now, I'm going to log off the computer and spend some quality time with Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger and the latest issue of O: the Oprah Magazine. Both of them printed on good, old-fashioned paper.