We’ve got a new baby! No, I didn’t give birth and weirdly forget to mention it here. We decided, on a whim, to get a Kindle! I’ve been aggressively noisy about my dislike of all kinds of e-readers for ages now, but I just couldn’t deny their good points any longer. I’ve been saving up SwagBucks for over a year and buying Amazon gift cards with them, $5 at a time. I’d saved up over $260 in my Amazon account and meant to use it for a D-SLR camera, but realistically, it’ll take me years to save up enough to get that completely free. So when I really investigated the Kindle and saw how cheap e-books are, and how many we can get for free, legally, the choice was easy. We researched on a Sunday, bought on a Monday, and it arrived on a Wednesday! We had a couple days of grief when it wouldn’t connect to the WiFi in our house, but my husband did some techy stuff I don’t fully understand, and by Friday night, we were good to go! And let me tell you: Paying exactly ZERO AMERICAN DOLLARS for something that retails for $139 feels awfully good. Thank you, SwagBucks! (Sign up at that link and start earning your own! It’s fun and easy!)
I don’t understand this particular phenomenon, but I’ve heard it’s true for others, too: I read a lot faster on the Kindle than I do in real books. Time will tell if it’s the shiny newness of it for me, but I’ve managed to complete two books and a short story since diving in Saturday morning (today’s Monday). This is exciting!
I bought a cover at Target that I don’t like much at all.
So I ordered this cutie from Built and will be returning the other one.
We have a Built laptop sleeve, and I love that one!
(And yes, I got this for free, too, thanks to SwagBucks.)
So far, I love it! Maybe someday I’ll let my husband read something on it, too. 😉