Thursday, April 1, 2010

Why I can't have a Kindle...

I can’t have a Kindle.

Believe me when I say this.

And to my family and well meaning friends, I know y’all think I’m the perfect candidate for one.

But really, I can’t.

I can’t have a Kindle.

I know I’m the perfect candidate for one. A few posts ago, I mentioned that I bought a stack of books. Yeah, well, I only have two to go from the original stack and have since added 2 more to the pile.

So you can see, I have a little bit of a problem. And by little bit, I mean astronomical.

I like to read. (Guess that’s a good thing since I’m headed to law school this fall.)

And while all of my educators do not think this is a bad thing, I still have a problem.

Most girls have a shoe problem or a purse problem or just a shopping problem in general.

And I do. Boy, do I have that problem. Ask Brandon. He’ll tell you all about my running Vera tab I have in my head on a daily sometimes hourly basis.

But I can resist the urge to buy Vera and shoes. I’m not good at it if the money is able because I am always willing.

I cannot, however, resist the urge to buy a book when I am in a book store.

Example: My dad likes to read like me as well. His problem is car magazines to be specific. He’s not all over the place like me.

He asked me to stop by Hastings on the way home from work to check on the latest Rodder’s Journal for him yesterday. Well, I went on my lunch break today because I couldn’t be late for church last night.


I went in and they didn’t have his Rodder’s Journal.

And well, I’ll just tell you the story at this point from the viewpoint of my thoughts…

I can’t walk outta here without buying anything. That’s just so tacky.

But at the same time, I do need a new journal. Wait, they’ve moved the journal section. Hmmm…maybe it’s a sign.

Oh, the non-fiction section. Nah, never mind, I’ve still gotta read the stupid Sarah Palin book. Besides I do not need to spend money.

Making important strides by heading towards the door….

Oh huh, the Bargain section…let’s see what books they’re trying to get rid of this month. I gotta do this looking thing fast because I still gotta grab lunch and I don’t want people to think I’m trying to steal something in here. Linger just a tinge too long and people start to stare and it’s creepy. And then I’ll definitely have to buy something.

Annnnnnnnnnnnd then it happens….


The Pioneer Woman Cooks!!!

I’ve wanted this for awhile. Brandon’s gonna kill me. I just bought two books yesterday. Oh, but I’ve wanted this for such a long time. Okay, not that long, but still…there’s a chicken fried steak recipe in here! He won’t care!


It’s sad isn’t it?

So, imagine if I had a Kindle. It’d be like having a bookstore at my fingertips.

Yes, it’s better for the environment. I have had that argument a thousand times over with my little tree hugging baby sister.

Yes, I wouldn’t have books all over the house. But y’all that’s not so much of a problem because like Carrie Bradshaw has a hell of a closet, I will someday have a hell of a library/office for my books.

I just can’t have a Kindle y’all.

I’d be in major debt faster than you can say, “I read Wikipedia on occasion because I like to read that much.”

Yes, that sentence is not long and yet so true.

So we’ll just keep that Kindle at bay because it’s the best for all of humanity…at least for those of us here in my little part of the world.

Plus, Kindles don’t have that wonderful book smell.

So there.


Elizabeth said...

I LOVE to read too. I avoid the bookstore --also because I don't have a lot of time to read for leisure right now. You are too funny!

Lil' Woman said...

I love to read too...I heart the library though because it's free : )

Brittany Ann said...

Ditto ditto ditto. I could have written this post about me, too.

And don't worry about PW! Men love her food!

Jessika said...

I want a Kindle SO bad. My cousin has one AND she has a red case and EVERYTHING!!!!

Gina said...

I love books, but I let my mom buy them and just borrow them from her! :) I'm having a hard time passing up the new Jodi Picoult, though.

Traci said...

I am with you on this! I love the book smell, the book feel, the buying of the books! Plus my hubby has told me that we ALWAYS have money for a book! ha!

Have you read Crazy Love? I am reading it right now. I really want the Pioneer Woman, too!

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