Yes, readers, I did. I admit it, I am a big fat hypocritical e-reader owner. When I wrote that post I forgot to mention that at one point I also claimed that mp3 players and DVD players would never replace CDs or VHS. My skills as an oracle are somewhat less than perfect, I suppose.
But before you start to think that I'm fully on the e-reader wagon, let me explain. I've been dying to use NetGalley for.ev.er. Seriously, forever kids. But I could only read on my computer screen and my eyes get tired and holding a laptop isn't comfy and all those other reasons. So I started to think about getting a used e-reader off of e-bay or Craigslist just for NetGalley. I figured I could wait and find one for under $50 and it would be perfect. I even mentioned it to Luke who has heard my rantings and ravings about e-readers and of course he laughed at me.
But then. I was given a very nice gift card to Barnes and Noble as a thank you gift. In fact, the amount on the gift card was the perfect amount for buying a Nook. It didn't even occur to me until Luke brought it up on the way home from church - so let's all blame him for this. He really wanted a new toy to play with. And being the awesome wife that I am, I took a nap and let him go to Barnes and Noble to buy me a Nook. How sweet am I?
This doesn't mean that I'm a complete convert though, ok? I'm serious. Please do not ever sell your reference books, first editions, etc and replace them with an e-reader for all of the reasons I listed in my previous post. I will never, ever in a million years stop buying books and treasuring my print collection. But now I can use NetGalley AND not have to carry a 20 lb bag of books through the airport when I go to Lubbock for Thanksgiving!
Enjoy a few more pictures of my night:
We love us some e-books. And snuggles in the bed. Doesn't Sly look like he's loving it?
Have I ever mentioned on here that my husband is awesome? I've been having a lot of pain lately, enough today that I stayed home in bed (which is why I look so awesome in these pictures). Being the sweetie that he is, Lucas stopped by my favorite ice cream store and brought me home a cup of Half Baked.
Books, ice cream, a kitty, and open windows. Seriously, what more could I ask for?