Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Stacking the Shelves [#1]

I usually get a certain amount of extra money each month which I’m only allowed to spend on books —well, as if I wanted to use it for anything else ... 
But I’ve been drooling over Kindle eBooks for quite some time now and then my mother came up with that cool idea not to pay any of my books this year. That alone would definitely not be a reason for great delight. Buuut—look what I got instead! :-)

My camera is sort of antique ... Pardon me.
The lack of book money could get me into some serious trouble now; on the other hand and to say something positive about it, it could also be the opportunity to empty my shelf of unread books that has developed a life of its own by now.

I started reading The Clockwork Prince & Running with Scissors and continued reading Before I Die last week, but then I received my kindle and it got me occupied a lot ever since. I especially enjoy the samples. And I already bought some eBooks, too (In My Mailbox, remember?):
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Divergent by Veronia Roth
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
In my opinion, eBooks can never be as pretty as books or smell as cosy as their pages, but I do think they are really handy: leightweight, with modifiable font size, space-saving, and you don’t have to turn the pages. I have to admit, though, that I didn’t appreciate them for a long time—some things just shouldn’t be modernized—and I will certainly not stop buying physical books now. That’s because I cannot get that dream out of my head of having an own house with its own library room, with a huge armchair and many shelves full of books in it, that will not be used for anything else than reading. 

Do you have similar visions?

2 comments:

  1. I loved Divergent and Wither! Enjoy!!

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