I have a confession to make. I LOVE BOOKS!
There, I’ve said it.
Now you might think that admitting it would be the first step to a cure, but I’m afraid it goes deeper than that.
I love books so much, and have such an addiction to reading and collecting that all my bookcases are double-deep in books, and there are boxes and boxes in my attic.
But things are worse yet.
I’ve downloaded three different book reader apps onto my smartphone.
I have books from Amazon, Kobo, and Apple on there. Just in case I have a spare moment when I’m out shopping, sitting in the doctor’s office, waiting for my turn at the car wash, or during commercial breaks when I’m watching a television program. I always have a new book available. It’s not the best device to read books on, having such a small screen and all, but it does the job. Sort of like one of those Little Golden Books I used to buy for my children when they were toddlers.
I also have the Nook Simple Touch ereader to take with me to the exercise gym because it’s nice and flat, sits on the machine stand perfectly and I’m not afraid of breaking it – much. It has a black and white screen just like a real book and won’t glare in the sun. It’s like a comforting, dog-eared paperback you can stuff in your pocket and take with you to the beach – except I wouldn’t want to get it wet.
The Nook Tablet is the newest addition to my family of ereaders. It has a beautiful color screen for me to watch movies, videos, upload pictures, music, and of course more books. It’s a little bigger and heavier than the Simple Touch, but when you think about the fact that it can hold hundreds or even, dare I say, thousands of books and never gain weight, it is a miracle of technology and perfection for this book lover.
I’ve heard of people having thousands of unread books on their devices to the point that they don’t even remember what they have any longer. I think that is a terrible shame. Mostly, because I’m pretty sure some of those people have my books on their ereaders and will never read them because they won’t ever find them in the slushpile.
I try not to download anything that I don’t truly plan to read. Whether it’s free or not, doesn’t make it more appealing. In fact, sometimes it makes it less appealing. I often choose my next read by how much I paid for it. I hate to waste money and it is engrained in me from childhood to be frugal, so if I paid $7.00 for one book and .99 for the other, I’ll probably read the more expensive one first. Just in case I die before I actually have time to read them all.
Right now I am reading Rain Dance on my iphone kindle app, Book of Days on my iphone Apple app, and Forbidden on my iphone Kobo app. On my Nook Simple Touch I’m reading Too Close to Home, and on my Nook Tablet I’m reading The Boy in the Suitcase.
As you can see from the blog entry before this one, I just finished reading The Stars Shine Bright in an actual paperback.
There are just so many books and so little time. If only there were an app that could supply more hours in the day… actually, that would be heaven. I’m pretty sure there will be lots of books there.