Whatever. I just wanted an ereader and bought the thing.
How did I come to the decision to get what I once called the enemy? Honestly, it was simple. I've been wanting to get Catching Fire for weeks and its only available in hardback. Kind of expensive when you're tying to sell a kidney to send the teen off to private school at the tune of 12 big ones. I have to cut back. Books are a HUGE part of my budget. Since I had gift cards from my birthday and mother's day it was basically free.
However, there will always be books I MUST have a hardcopy of. Like Sarah Jio's upcoming release, Blackberry Winter. Like any Nicholas Sparks novel. Like Alma Katsu's The Reckoning. The cover alone screams you must have this one, fo'reals.
I devoured Catching Fire in two days and bought Mockingjay right away. As a writer there are so many books I must read for craft purposes but I may not necessarily want them crowding my bookshelf. I may even go digital with the craft periodicals. It's easier on the environments and lack of shelf space in my home. I may even subsribe to more magazines this way.
Although I once thought of the ereading revolution as the death to traditional publishing, I can see now that it's actually letting people read more. Like me. What are some e-books that you've bought recently? Share your own e-books too.