A true friend is someone who shares books.
We are reading fiends at the Savings in Seconds house. We need more bookshelves before we get any more books, because our bookshelves overfloweth. From children’s books to novels to my favorite reads from college, I just have a hard time parting with a good book. I’m torn with the desire to share those good books with the world though. When I read a great book or series, I’ve got to share it with someone. Hence my “On My Bookshelf” posts……
One solution to our problem of having books fall out of the bookshelves was to
get rid of some of the books get an ereader. Or two. We have both a Nook Color and a Kindle. I never thought I’d say it, but the ereaders really are great. When I’m pining for a really good book (or to re-read a book that I’ve loaned out to someone) I can just head to the computer and order it for my ereader. It saves me money, too, because I rarely walk out of a brick-and-mortar bookstore with only the book I went in to buy. Ereaders also have a green factor that appeals to me….no paper went into making those books. I love the fact that ereaders give me a chance to read the book immediately. For the silly days when I only bought the first book in an amazing series, I can order the rest when I realize my mistake and they’re immediately available. Oh, and the true friend can also share her books from her ereader! That’s right, the Kindle lets you lend a book to a friend. My sister-in-law and I love to tell each other when there’s a good book available for a decent price for our ereaders. There’s never a lack of a good book around here, and we like it that way.
One of my students was reading Beautiful Creatures a few days ago and said it was an amazing book!! The movie looks fantastic and I’ll totally see it, but I really want to read the book first So thrilled that it’s $2.99 today on Kindle. Series books are my favorite, since I hate to see a good story end……the other Beautiful Creatures books are also $2.99 or less for the Kindle versions.
Some people prepare for a good movie by making room for popcorn. I prepare by reading the book.
Oh, and share it with a good friend.
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