I’ve become a hoarder. Me. Pegg Thomas. The person who cleans with a pitchfork. The person who says, “If I haven’t needed it in the last year, I don’t need it.” The person who tosses, recycles, and gives away with abandon. Until now. Until the tablet entered my life.
Dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century, I decided I needed a tablet. It’s not that I really wanted one; it’s that I wanted to read some books that are now only released in e-format. (Yes, I’m still grumbling about that.)
On Christmas, my darling husband made me the owner of a Google Nexus tablet. What good is a tablet without something to read on it, right? My first two purchases were Christmas novellas by none other than fellow Quids Robin Patchen and Candice Patterson. I’d read both books already, of course. We do critiques for each other after all, but I hadn’t held them in my hands and read them through start-to-finish.
And then Candice suggested I go to the Bethany House site for some free e-books. What a dastardly thing to do! From whence cometh my downfall into the ranks of the hoarders. In the span of one week, I have downloaded more books than I’ll be able to read in three months. And it doesn’t stop! They keep adding more free books. Books by authors I like. Books I want to read. Books I don’t know if I’ll ever have time to read. Anyone know of a good 12-step program for e-book hoarding? I have a feeling I’m going to need one – soon!
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