Tuesday, February 15, 2011


So...my sweet husband surprised me with a Kindle for Valentine's Day. He actually gave it to me on Saturday. Of course he gives it to me and then tells me not to go buy a bunch of books.


He knows I can go a little overboard when it comes to books. I've always been a bit of a bookworm. These days my favorite author is Karen Kingsbury. I read her books as fast as she can write them. I highly recommend them. I also like Colleen Coble, Terri Blackstock, and several other Christian authors. I'm adding Rebecca Seitz to that list after reading Prints Charming.

When the ereaders first started coming out, the husband immediately thought I should have one. At that point I had no desire for one. There is just something about holding an actual book that is part of the joy of reading.

It's like this with all electronics. He thinks I need it, I don't. He convinces me to "let" him buy it for me, I don't know how I ever lived without it. Technology is definitely his love language. :)

We went to Alabama in December and I forgot my book at home. I'm not the kind of girl who could just go buy another book and start it. I'm a firm believer in reading one book at a time. I also don't read any books that are part of a series until all books in that series have been released. I'm weird like that. I just can't stand to be left hanging. I've been known to let books sit in my closet for two years or more just waiting on the rest of the series to be written and released.

So anyways there I was in Alabama stuck without my book. The husband so kindly points out that if I had a kindle I would have all my books with me.

That's all it took. I wanted one. My niece got one for Christmas and after playing around with hers, I wanted one even more.

I spent two days trying to decide what book I should buy first. There were so many I wanted. It was a hard decision but I bought America by Heart by Sarah Palin. It is my first ebook. I'm loving it. I'm officially a kindleworm.

It makes me wonder if I'll ever read the stack of books that are in my closet. I wonder if it is okay to still buy a real book. Will that offend the husband? I LOVE my kindle. But like I said, there is just something special about a real book. Kindles don't have that smell of new pages. I think there are certain books that I will still want the real deal.

What are you reading right now? Any authors you would recommend?


  1. "It's like this with all electronics. He thinks I need it, I don't. He convinces me to "let" him buy it for me, I don't know how I ever lived without it."

    YES!! That is TOTALLY us too! So funny!

  2. I've only been "a reader" (for other than work) for the past year. But I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum from you, Elaina, in that I like to be reading 4 or 5 books at the same time. For me it's not so much about finishing any one book; it's more about getting something out of what I am reading. Have you read "The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life", by Hannah Whitall Smith? Sis gave it to me for Christmas. It was written in 1875, but for some odd phrasing, you would think it was written yesterday. I have a blog post coming about it one of these days. Am currently enjoying "The Prodigal Son" by John Macarthur.