I have come into some money recently. No I did not win the lottery. And when I say money, it means a mix of gift cards and cash. The gift cards are mainly from credit card rewards and mypoints.com. Some of the cash is from selling unwanted stuff on eBay. I recently started selling on Amazon and have sold 1 book and 1 DVD till now. So all these monies are sitting in my “Fun” ING account right now. Mike has told me that all this is mine to do as I please. I sold some of my old game systems and comic book collection (Tintin anyone?) a few months back and used the money to susbside Mike’s new fancy camera. So he feels that it’s my turn to buy something pretty. Also I am the one who does all the work in selling everything I think this is mine. 🙂
I have enough to buy a Kindle and I would really want to buy one. It would be very useful because I love reading. But then I love books so much and ever since I was a kid I have always wanted to have a library. My parents relied on libraries when we were young and hardly ever bought us books. I now recognize that this is a very smart move, I used to yearn to buy new glossy books. But back then I probably read a lot more than I read now (thank you TV and video games). I don’t know if I will ever reread half the books I own now.
I keep going back and forth about getting a Kindle. When I go into a book store and see all those books in display, I feel like I should never move to ebooks. A Kindle can never replace the look and feel of a crisp new book and the smell. Ahhh! On the other hand, I see some of my friends using a Kindle and I want one too. I read a lot in bed, and it would be nice to hold something light.
So what do you think? Do I get one or sit on the money for now?