I finally got the nerve to go digital. I'm talking e-book reader. Yes, I know.
I went to my book wall, gathered all my beauties and told them what I was about to do. Most of them took the news pretty well, except for hardcover Hunger Games--she pulled out her quiver and bow, aimed, but I was able to talk her out of the shot.
Hardcover Shiver looked at me with his soulful wolf eyes, but I'm a cradle Catholic. I know how to handle guilt.
"We'll see you again," they all said.
Amex in hand, I clicked to Amazon. And guess what the heck ever? Temporarily Sold Out. The Kindle, all the jaunty little screens in cool graphite gray sold out until mid September.
Amazon nicely advised me to order now to reserve my place in line.
Pre-order? Look, Amazon, it's like this: I pre-order books. I've pre-ordered Mockingjay, anticipating rich pages set in not-too-flouncy Adobe Caslon, though I'd settle for Garamond.
Place In line? Maybe for Modest Mouse or Muse tickets, definitely for Radiohead (as if they'd ever) but for a Kindle? Hmm. Maybe karma is wagging its craggy Graveyard Book hardcover finger to reconsider.
I'm second guessing my Kindle choice--maybe the Nook or the Ipad is the reader for me. So now I wonder if you can help me. Which e-reader do you love?