Random thoughts of a girl who used to try to fit in the box. Then I realized that boxes are stupid. Except this box, the one above. It's really pretty.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
This Is Not A Commercial
Okay, so I got a Kindle. I've wanted one for a couple of years, but just couldn't bring myself to buy one for myself. I don't like to buy things for myself that cost more than $10. And usually the things I buy that do cost under$10 are things that I need - like a new colander, or vacuum bags. And I feel kind of guilty when other people buy me things that cost more than $10. So, I told my husband, "I don't need a Kindle. I don't want a Kindle. If you buy me a Kindle, I will just read and you will never see me again." My husband knows me so well. He knows that I love to read, and he knew that I really did want a Kindle. So, he ignored all my protestations and bought me one. This is one time I'm glad he didn't listen to me. It is wonderful to be able to hold a library in my hands. Well, not exactly a library yet. I have seven books on it (five of which I have already read), but soon enough it WILL be a library. I hadn't picked up a book for a very long time . . . until now. And now I don't have to actually pick up a book and turn the pages, I just pick up my Kindle and touch and the pages turn by themselves - - oooh, I'm so cool! I know lots of people like the feel of a real book, with real pages. I thought I would miss that. But the words are the same and the feelings I get when I read those words are the same as if I were holding a real book made from a tree, instead of plastic and whatever else. I'm just happy to be reading again.
However, I'm not sure how long it will take my husband to regret buying me this gift. I had my face to the Kindle for about five hours the other day finishing a book. When I was finished, I looked up and he said "You back with me now?"