My Kindle, not his

Angry Husband was looking for suggestions for Mother’s Day gifts.  He likes to have a little input from me.  He knows that I’m pretty particular, and somewhat picky.  I admit it, I’m a complete pain in the rear.

When I gave back from Bloggy Boot Camp, I mentioned that I wanted to read more.  I’ve even slowed down my blogging a little bit this week.  I’m trying to finish a book right now. I came back inspired to read.  I want to catch up with everyone else. Can you believe that I’m probably one of the only people that I know who hasn’t read that Vampire series.  You know that one, that they’ve made into movies.

My office is filled to the brim with books.  I have research books, text books, manuals, baby books, and many many many books that I’ve read for pleasure.  I would gesture that I would probably never open about 90% of the books in my collection again. What am I doing with all of these books? Really, all they are doing is cluttering up my house.  It is not like my house is big by any means.

So I texted Angry Husband. I told him that I wanted a Kindle. I know that Angry Husband was probably rolling his eyes when he got my message. He’s been trying to buy me a Kindle for at least two years.  He has asked me if I want one for Mother’s Day, my birthday, and Christmas, every year.  I promptly tell him that I love my good ole’ books, and they were fine for me.  But really, the clutter.  It is taking over my house right now.  I want it gone.

I gave it to myself.  I should have known it all along.  I wanted a Kindle.  It was made for someone like me.  I’m seriously reading three books right now.  I’m deep into one of my books, but I have two more that I’ve been carrying around for quite some time.

I had some gift certificates to Amazon.  I used those towards the purchase.  I even used an affiliate code that my friend gave me.  I wanted her to get some credit.

On Saturday, I received my Kindle. My new baby. Guess who’s hands it fell into?

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That’s right. I purchased a Curious George book for Angry Kid on my Kindle just to look at.  He hijacked my Kindle for over an hour.  He completely freaked out when I took it to work with me.  I said, “this is mine, get your own kid.” Seriously, I almost want to tell people to get him Amazon gift certificates for his birthday.  He was enthralled with this device.

Many people suggested that I get an iPad when I was looking for advice about e-readers.  I already have an iPhone, a Macbook, and a Mac Mini in my house.  I don’t need another similar device.  I really think the iPad is pretty cool, but it is not needed.

I thought this photo was perfect for Sweet Shot Tuesday.  I love how the Kindle has no glare, and that you can see the picture and all of the writing from the book.  Angry Kid had the death grip on my Kindle, and was as cozy as he could be. Check out more fabulous photos on Darcy’s site!

Sweet Shot Day

And seriously, I’m making a wish list in Amazon for my Kindle.  Do you have any suggested reads?

12 comments
Holly
Holly

Oooo! I love my Kindle!!! and I love that it's not a honkin huge ipad too. I love my iphone, and used the Kindle app for a long time... then I started going blind and got the read deal! I just took it on vacation.. It's my favorite toy by FAR. And YES on some occasions, I even let my kidlets use it... but only when they need to be occupied for dentists or pedicures or something... and only short stories, because 8 (almost 9) would grab that thing and RUN! And don't you love how cheap the books are??? I have a habit...

Rachel @ Busy Mommy Media
Rachel @ Busy Mommy Media

Isn't that funny! My 6 year old used to try and claim my kindle until my husband got an ipad and he decided that was cooler. We should totally have a blogger meetup at Disneyland sometime. That would be so much fun pulling together a group from the LA Bloggers brunch to see everyone again.

Bethany
Bethany

Ohhh so fun! I want an Ipad myself :) I don't have any Apple computers otherwise though :)

darcy @ m3b
darcy @ m3b

I heart my kindle. Congrats on your new toy!

Steph
Steph

That is why you should have kids with no hands. ;-P

Penelope
Penelope

I've been listening to audiobooks that I get from the library as I'm driving around. I LOVED The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein - a real LOL with the best climax of a story ever!!

Jess
Jess

I'm going to ask for an e-reader for my birthday! I want one so bad, either the Kindle or Nook for the same reasons of not having a million books/bookcases cluttering the house.

Shelley
Shelley

What a great gift! It's funny that Angry Kid took it over :-)

Faith
Faith

My husband has a kindle and an iPad and an iPhone. The apps you can get for the iPad are just so totally awesome - I'm completely addicted to his scrabble game. I felt like saying the same thing your son said when my hubs took his iPad to work - go get your own :)

Ginger
Ginger

I LOVE my Kindle and just started reading The Help. So far I'm loving it!