Today I messed up. Big time. I got caught up in the hype of the e-readers and I just felt like I HAD to have one. And because I am who I am, I had to go big time. I didn't just buy the $100.00 Kindle, no I had to buy the $300.00 color Nook. I'm turning 40 in 15 days, I deserve it, right? I've had a rough year I deserve it, right? It's amazing the excuses we come up to justify a foolish purchase. You know that same voice that sometimes yells at us? Well, mine was screaming at me when I was leaving Best Buy with my hot little purchase in hand. But, again because I am who I am, I ignored it. And now I regret it.
This was only about an hour ago. Maybe two. I came home and sat down to enter all my information and decided I HATED it. I didn't just dislike it or thought I'd get used to it. I hated it. See, I'm a library girl through and through. I go to at least my library or an area library once or twice a week. I love that I can get a brand new movie for free, five or six dollar magazines for free, and don't even get me started on the books!
Just yesterday I went to see a friend who lives half an hour away. I already scanned the library website and came home with five books and ten magazines. A library half an hour away.... Did I mention they were free? And I just can't wait to go back and find some more treasures.
The e-books surely would have saved me time and money and gas. But, they would have taken away the hunt. And today I've discovered that's what I love. Scanning the Connecticut library database to see which library has my tv series or book that I am dying to have in my hands. And then driving and praying that someone didn't find it and take it out before I get there. Thanks Nook. You seem great but you're just not for me. And this girl needs to remember who she is a little more often.
So, in half an hour, I'll be driving back to Best Buy. I can't have this thing in my house for another minute.