Assuming the world doesn't end on the 21st, Christmas will be here soon. Inevitably the question arises "What do you want?" to which I reply with a shrug and a blank look.
I'm at the age where there isn't much that I want. I've either already bought it for myself or it's too expensive for me to own. The first list seems to be shrinking while the second list is growing. But I digress.
Books are a sure thing for me. I love to read. And I'll read just about anything. I even read Twilight!
Oh, calm down Twi-Moms, I won't rip your beloved today.
But in this crazy digital world we live in, what kind of book should someone buy me? I do so love reading on my Kindle, but I'm not as easy as all that. I do admit that cheap ebooks have ruined me a bit. I find it very hard to fork over $30 for a hardback. But under the right circumstances, I will take that hardback over even a cheap ebook.
Let me explain.
I'm not sure how the rest of you are, but I love to collect books. I have several series. *If another book comes out in that series I'm compelled to buy the next one in the same format as the others I own. Weird, I know.
So, for example, I started reading The Hunger Games on my Kindle. When I buy the next two books it won't bother me in the least to buy them as ebooks. But, on the other hand, I have Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas series in hardback. When the time comes to buy Odd Apocalypse, will I fork over the cash? I'm afraid I will.
I don't know if this is normal or not, but it's the way I am.
This is one reason why I don't buy into the whole "ebooks will kill print books" doctrine. When someone asks me "paper or plastic?" I'll reply, "both, please." And I'm sure I'm not the only one.
*I know the the pic shows both paperback and hardbacks of Harry Potter. Please know I'm not happy about this and will remedy it as soon as I can.