The weather didn't cooperate this weekend, so I didn't get a sticker put on my car yet. But hopefully sometime soon. When I woke up this morning it was 54 degrees outside, nice and balmy! (but raining) Now I hear it's in the 30's and it's going to be in the teens tonight. Brrrr!
On to our topic of the day! I am resistant to technology. Coming from a tech geek and computer support person like myself, this would definitely seem strange. But for me, it's about waiting for that perfect item to come along. Something that will combine everything I need into one device.
We are starting to get close. But that's another topic for another day.
One type of technology that I have been really resisting is an e-reader. I love my books. I like the smell of the paper and the feeling of holding one in my hand. My sister (who doesn't read!) got an e-reader before I did. This is how resistant I am to this. And I read 2-3 books a week easily (when I am trying).
I also have a large book collection. I have a collection of books at my parents house and I have a collection that lives with me as well. With the addition of a baby and the need to share our space, Anthony and I are trying to purge some of our belongings. An obvious place to start would be my large book collection. (And my toy collection, but I'll post about that another day.) The books take up a lot of space. And they are very heavy (something to consider when moving!). Even though I collect a lot of books by my favorite authors, I usually only read some of them once. On occasion I have re-read a few and there are a few rare ones that I will re-read over and over again. So last night I started sorting through the books. This was incredibly difficult for me. It was emotional. I didn't want to let go of my stuff. It did make it a little easier to tell myself that I was simply sorting them into a yard sale pile and wasn't going to be getting rid of them right away.
But seriously, I have an emotional attachment to my books!
I mentioned to Anthony how hard it was for me to sort through my books and just choose my favorites to keep. I forget which one of us said this next (baby brain!) but then the following statement was made: "You know, if you had an e-reader, you could keep all of your books and they would be very easy to move and wouldn't take up any space."
And it occurred to me, I want to keep all my books and maybe I can do it with an e-reader. I just wish there was a way I could transfer all my books to my e-reader without having to buy them all over again!
So maybe....just maybe, I am considering an e-reader.
I would love recommendations, please leave your ideas in the comments. :)