So, I have a bit of a funny story.
On Tuesday, I walked into work and purchased myself a gift card. I did this while proclaiming that I was going to make a complete transition into reading on my ereader, and my ereader alone. It was a bold statement for someone who collects bookmarks like it’s her job and finds great joy in doing a decent portion of her reading in the bathtub. However, I came to this decision for a few different reasons:
- My apartment is small and the large amount of to-be-read piles is starting to make me a little anxious. Seriously. There are four piles on my table (a place where I am supposed to sit to eat – but can’t), a pile on my night stand, and an entire bookshelf which is home to more books that I haven’t read than ones I have.
- Although I currently work in a bookstore, there are titles that I want to read that we don’t readily have in stock – and I am most definitely not a patient person. Ordering them and then having to wait for them to show up might actually hurt me.
- My kobo is much lighter and thus is easier to carry around. Not to mention, it can hold pretty much my entire library in a device that weighs less than five pounds. That’s pretty insane.
- I was going to insert a reason about saving the trees here, but I’m pretty sure that the plastic processing that goes into make electronic devices is equally – if not more – of a strain on the environment than actual printed books. So I’ll claim willful ignorance on this one.
So my decision had been made. I bought a gift card from work to both keep me on a budget, and still support my store.
Then this showed up in warehouse:
Oh my goodness – THAT COVER!
It’s foil on matte. The picture doesn’t even do it justice. I had to have it – it would look stunning on my shelves and it looks phenomenal on it’s own too! Just like that, I slipped already. I had to buy it – bonus points for it being a witchy story. I love witchy stories!
But it got better.
IT LOOKS GOOD NAKED TOO?! Sold. I have never swiped a gift card so quickly and readily.
So… I’m working on the switch to electronic reading. I do really love my kobo and I do use it more often than not – but I still have a lot of print books left to read that are currently just hanging around my apartment. I’m positive that they’re reproducing. There is no way that I have carted all of these home at some point or another.
Though, really, that sounds like the absolute BEST problem to have.