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I don't deserve a Kindle


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For some reason I really want a Kindle.  However, I don't deserve one.  I NEVER finish a book.  I just am not a big reader -- or even a little reader.  I'm more of a once in a blue moon when the spirit hits me reader.  And a lot of times, that spirit doesn't last me through a whole book.

Here is what I am "currently reading" --
(as in, have picked up over the past few years & haven't finished but have good intentions to one day complete):

Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison
Let me be a Woman, Elisabeth Elliot
Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffenegger
Kisses from Katie, Katie Davis
3 Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
Heaven is for Real, Todd Burpo
Shadow of the Almighty, Jim Elliot
A Praying Life, Paul E. Miller

Books I've "recently finished"--
(as in, devoured whole by some crazy aligning of the universe in the last year or two. obviously "recently" is completely relative)

Same Kind of Different as Me, Ron Hall & Denver Moore
The Noticer, Andy Andrews
The Time Travelers Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
Hunger Games 1, 2, & 3(duh), Suzanne Collins

So why do I want a kindle?  The same reason I keep buying new books.... which is... well I just don't know.  I like the idea of books.  I like the idea of reading.  I like the idea that one day I'll have the time and space (I like reading most when my house is really clean... and well -- it is never really clean) to read.  Here's hoping...

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p.s. though you might not take the advice of such a lackadaisical reader, incase you might be wondering -- my most favorite book ever is Evidence Not Seen, by Darleen Diebler Rose.  

p.p.s if you want advice from some "real" readers -- contact Much Love Illy & Hello Hue.  Those bloggin' chicks seem to be reading all the time. (Good for y'all!!)

8 comments...:

  1. I'm about to convince you to get one... Hehe... And I've only had one for a week.

    You and I are similar when it comes to reading. I am "currently" reading twelve books... Probably. And my kindle caused me to want to read again. How long will this last? I can't tell. But the ability to turns page with a click means I can read while feeding the babe, moving laundry, stirring a pot and much more.... I SO wish I'd had it when L was in the newborn-nursing-45min stage.

    OH! And "let me be a woman" is one of my favorite books Ever. and shadow is great too... Oh and it's not on your list but passion and purity is what I consider a must read for teen girls. Dud you read it before you married David? I need to readier again now, so much rich stuff.

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  2. I have a kindle and love it. I've been downloading a ton of free books every week, so if you get it then just download free books and then it won't be so much of a waste. :)
    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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  3. I so love my Kindle. Oh my goodness I love it so much. I am an avid reader and can easily finish a 600 page book in two days. When I read, I read hard. I love my kindle more than I ever thought I could.

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  4. I love my Kindle! I actually finish books...! You've gotta finish Kite Runner!!! So good.

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  5. I am just like you. I always have a hundred books started and almost never finish them. So I started making a rule. I only read 2 books a month. If they aren't finished by the end of the month I can't start my new ones until they are done! (Unless I just stopped reading them because I didn't like them :)

    And I love my kindle fire. But more because it's a tablet than an ereader. Although I do download books when they are free!! That is a great perk. You can also "borrow" books from friends and check them out from the library all on the kindle.

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  6. 3 Cups of Tea is one of my favorites, so inspirational :) Not to add to your reading list, but you'll love the sequel- it's just as great!

    xo

    Michelle

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  7. Same Kind of Different as Me is soooo good. One of my favorite books ever. So glad it made it to your "finished" list!

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