There are a few other bloggers that are doing these Guilty Pleasure posts as well. It all started with C.J. Duggan and if you want a bunch of smiles, circle back to her site and see the comments to read other pleasures. Love to have you join the fun.
I have a serious book addiction. No seriously I do. I spend way to much $money$ and get way to wrapped up in my books. I even turn down outings with my friends.
Friend - "Hey Michelle do you want to go and see that funny movie Bridesmaids?"
Me- "Oh thanks but I've got a lot to do tonight. Maybe next time."
Do you know what my "a lot to do" was? I hang my head in shame to say, I'm reading and 9 times out of 10 I'm most likely on my Kindle. (the other 1 time I'm reading a mass market paperback)
I can't go anywhere without my Kindle. I've taken my little device to weddings, football games even a rock concert. Sometimes, I'm not actually even reading a book but I just have to have it with me. It's like a safety blanket or something. My blog header is a picture of my Kindle. I need to name my Kindle but I've just never come up with a good one. Any ideas?
It has been one of the best electronic gadgets I've ever bought. I was recently awarded a few gift cards from work. It was awesome but they were for a retail bookstore chain that you don't buy Kindle ebooks from. I ended up purchasing 4 of the Karen Marie Moning books in paperback but let me tell you, it was almost torture reading those paperbacks (and it wasn't the angst that was the killing me)
I really don't like reading paperback books anymore. My eyes get all squinty at 2am from trying to read the tiny font and I can't get comfortable as I shift from side to side on the couch trying to score the lamp light at 3 am. See my dilemma?
Plus sometimes I don't know the meaning of some words and I'm so used to just clicking on my Kindle dictionary and having the words automatically pop up with full definitions. With reading a paperback, I just had to revert back to guessing what they meant.
I wasn't sure how I would manage with this funky electronic device when I first got it. I am not an IT person. My IT savvy friends will be the first to confirm that fact. I'm all good with learning and researching though. The Kindle however is not difficult. At all. I know some folks out there refuse to move from paperbacks and hardcovers over to an electronic device. No worries. I got a great video for you. You may have seen it before but if not enjoy. You'll eventually adjust.
Some people get mad that an ebook can now cost as much as a paperback or hardcover. I used to be one of those people but you know what? After reading those 4 books on paperback this past weekend, I don't care. I would rather read on my Kindle and pay exactly the same price.
Do you have an electronic book reading device? How do you decide which books to purchase old style and which you download on to your device?