My new Kindle reader is here! To open the box I had to pull a tab that read, "Once upon a time..." - cute, no? I'm quite excited in spite of feeling a little odd...no more books? I mean, of course I'll still buy some things in hard copy; this electronic gadget can't replace a kid story book or a design book. But I have to say I love the idea of going on vacation or heading off to a birth (or anyplace where there is the possibility of having time on my hands) with several books (& links to almost anything) taking up the space of a small note pad. There are even kid chapter books so if you finish one & your family is dying for the next one you can download it in seconds.
This extravagant gift from my husband feels a bit like when my MIL gifted me with a Bugaboo stroller when they first came out...I sort of felt like I was driving a Hummer - conspicuous consumption. But I loved that stroller & think I will also love this - it's cool & I like gadgets.
And to sooth my consumption concerns, I will donate the new hard copies of some duplicate books (book club favs) to my local library.