Wednesday, July 14, 2010

WHY KINDLES ARE DANGEROUS...

It's happened, people. 

I can't stop.

I have become hopelessly addicted to hitting that little wee toggle button that's almost too small to even push..... I have been hitting it over and over to buy more books.

GAH!

Oh, I know, what you're thinking... DUH, Lisa, Kindle just makes it SOOOOO EASY to buy books, didn't you KNOW? 

I totally knew.

But don't care... must buy more books....

I think I have purchased 5 books thus far?  Not to mention the few physical books that magically found themselves in my hands and transported me somehow against my will to the check out and into my car?  Then they very craftily hid themselves underneath a pile of books that has been in some configuration or another on my nightstand so hubby won't see? 

Sigh.....

There is no hope.


BUT HERE'S WHAT I BOUGHT!!!

Craig Ferguson American on Purpose

So far, it's pretty good, and much as I had expected.  I ALMOST ran out and bought the physical book yesterday, until I accidentally noticed that I already had the Kindle version... Good God.












Between The Bridge and the River
By Craig Ferguson

Okay, so I suspect I have a theme going on, or an unhealthy obsession with said Late Late Night talk show host, who I happen to watch every single solitary night come hell or high water. 

I have heard good things about this one, and I read my "sample" which is really Kindle's way of saying, "Just TRY it, kid, you'll like it."  whilst handing it to you from its seedy little trench coat.




Afflicted Girls by Suzy Witten

This is a story about the Salem Witch trials, with a twist, apparently.  The author contacted me last year to see if I wanted to purchase the book for review, and I looked at it, but was so busy with other things I didn't at the time.  Not that I'm any LESS busy, but Kindle just HAD to have it, and THEN.... 








So now I have a grand total of 5 books to read on Kindle, and I STILL have piles and piles of physical books on various shelves and tables all over my house.   In fact (and I can't believe I  am going to admit to this), it's possible that I have a book BUYING problem as opposed to a book READING problem.. which is not nearly as noble or cool.  My dream job would be to work at a book store and just buy the books, you know ordering them in and then it would have to be ME that gets to open the boxes and then smell them... I mean, take them out and stack them in their glorious piles. 

Ugh.

Somebody stop me.

And speaking of stopping people...

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET A JAPANESE OR KOREAN SPAMMER WHO SENDS ME MULTIPLE SPAMMY MESSAGES THAT I CAN'T READ IN MY COMMENTS SECTIONS?  And one even had english porno words sprinkled through-out. 

Ugh... again.

ANYway, oh Kindle, you came and you gave without taking, and you sent me away, Oh Kindle....






12 Blabs:

Hott Books - Gina said...

just wait.. soon you'll find all of the free books and the classics and the arc books.. it just gets worse.
I love my Nook! I can horde books to my heart's content... kind of. Be careful!! Buying books is so much easier on these devices it's really hard to stop. Hence the book buying ban!

Mystica said...

You have got it badly - I think you may need therapy!!!

Lisa said...

Gina: HOW IS THE BAN GOING???!!! And nooooo, not FREE BOOKS! I didn't know. And ARC's on Kindle? You're killing me. What's a Nook??!! Is it like a Kindle? I've never heard of it??

Mystica: I TOTALLY need therapy, imagine if a psychologist JUST treated book buying addicts... they'd be LOADED!! LOL!!!

Marce said...

I am giggling....

I did a I confess post about my kindle. If your interested.

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-confess-love-my-kindle-more-than.html

Oh you will notice the free books soon :-) it really is to easy.

I had to promise myself no more buying books or downloading for a month and I have to read what I have. The month was torture but I did it.

ENJOY...

Lisa said...

Marce: Okay, I may have to do that. Not buy any more until I have read the ones I have downloaded....

Off to check out your confession! I'm so happy I'm not alone!

JenM said...

I went insane for about a year after I bought my Kindle. Now I'm finally on a strict budget, but still, there are the free books and the bargain books for $0.99 - $2.99. How is it possible to be on a $50/mo budget and still increase my TBR pile????

I think your idea of being a buyer at a book store is perfect - that's exactly what I need. To hold them, to stroke them, but not necessarily to actually read them.....

Lisa said...

OMG, JenM, your comment made me LAUGH OUT LOUD for REAL. You are HIGH-larious!

Seriously. Book store buyer, library, old man's house, whatever.. let's make it happen.

Tara SG (25 Hour Books) said...

I know the feeling all too well... I actually started Book Buyers Anonymous (YAY Gina for sticking to our book ban!) because I was really getting out of control. I (sorta jokingly) was arguing with my husband the other day about the importance of food vs books... I mean ramen is delicious when cuddled up with my Kindle :)

Tara SG - 25hourbooks.com

JenM said...

In college I had a work study job reshelving returned books in the library. BEST. JOB. EVER!!!!

Lisa said...

Tara SG: soooo, there is a group called Book Buyers Anonymous? I sooo need to join. And I so hear you on the food vs. books. Thank God my husband gets it... sort of.

Linda said...

ARCS for Kindle - NetGalley.com I have a B&N Nook and am also addicted.

L said...

I love that you're enjoying the Kindle so much... I'd be lost without my Sony Reader! I def. giggled when you ALMOST went out and bought the same book you already owned...LOL

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