“A home without books is a body without soul.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
I cracked and bought two books at the used book store, so the way I see it, it really counts as one book. Making progress clearing off that bookcase (very slow progress). I’m still borrowing too many books but I’m reading them faster.
Also, I decided that I’m definitely going to get a Nook this weekend (I have coupons, gift cards, and it’s the annual tax-free weekend; plus if I use the gift card to buy that, I don’t have them to buy books). I played with one at the store for a while and liked it. What really pushed me to decide was the man standing next to me chatting with the sales rep who was doing a point by point comparison between Nook and Kindle. I stood there playing with it while eavesdropping on their discussion. For all I know, he could have been planted there and the whole thing could have been staged to convince consumers like me to buy Nooks instead of Kindles. But then, it wasn’t so much a question of which one I would buy, it was a question of whether I would buy one at all.
The debate and decision of whether or not to buy a portable e-reader has really just been a way for me to kill time. There are less than two weeks until Mockingjay‘s release and it gets exponentially harder to wait as it gets closer and closer. I plan on picking it up at the store and locking myself in my room with a few snacks and a bottle of water until I finish.