My Bookish Confessions is a new feature here at Such A Novel Idea. I started this weekly feature to reveal some of my secret quirks when it comes to all things books.
My Bookish Confession (5)
I have owned more e-readers than cell phones in my life.
This one is going to be hard for me to cop to. When I tell people this, I feel like I MUST go through all the qualifiers. I mean, I’m not a tech-obsessed person. I don’t *need* the newest gadget. But somehow, I’ve managed to own 3 Nooks and 4 Kindles (2 were free replacements under warranty, if that makes it sound any better) since I started my e-reader journey. Yes, major *shame face* here.
1. The Nook (original)
My dear, sweet husband saved all his extra money and bought this for me. It was quite amazing when I first got it. It didn’t have a back light and it didn’t have a touch screen, but I loved that thing to pieces. It now lives with my dad who uses it as a bible at church.
2. Nook Color
About a year later, I decided to get a Nook Color. I mean, HELLO my e-reader had light. And I could read magazines. Sure, it wasn’t a need, but it was my tech splurge. My aunt now uses this since wasn’t quite sure she was ready to make the e-reader plunge.
3. Kindle Fire
My friend had one and I was so envious. My Nook Color was not that great and I ended up reading so many books in print, I almost had given up on e-readers. Plus Amazon was always having great sales. SO, I bought one. And I was in LOVE with the Fire. Except I read it so much, I ended up having to get glasses. And it was too much ‘computer screen’ reading. Plus I NEVER had it when I wanted it, because my kids wanted all the games it came with. I did have to get it replaced once, hence #4. Thank goodness for Amazon’s amazing warranty & replacement program!
5. Nook Touch
Basically, I had all these Nook books I was having to replace on Kindle or just not read. BUT THEN… Radio Shack had an incredible sale, where they put the Nook Touch on sale for $15. So, yeah, I bought that bad boy. Even if I only read it a couple of times, and it doesn’t have a back light, it was definitely worth it to have access to those books.
6. Kindle Paperwhite
I excruciatingly read and discerned whether I really needed ANOTHER e-reader. I mean, yeah mine was always getting stolen, but I had one. And yet, the whole backlight thing was just too tempting. After two months, I bought it. And I have read on it every.single.day. The only thing I can do is read books and I love it. No one but me comes near it, the battery life is incredible, and it lets me sort my books into folders. It did have to be replaced once (#7), when the screen spontaneously got a minute crack in it. I’m pretty sure that is the punchline to the joke “you know you’ve read too much when…”
So, that’s it. Those are my shameful secrets of consumerism with e-readers. Even bigger secret: I wish my Kindle Paperwhite had the Goodreads button. BUT, I will not buy a new one. (I hope).
SO, now I just have two. The Paperwhite (aka my boyfriend) and The Nook Touch.
So, that’s my eccentric quirk for the week. What’s YOUR bookish confession?