So now the wait begins. I ordered the new cheaper Kindle with ads. I wanted to save a little money and I don't really care about the ads. But that didn't really work out for me. Why? Because I broke down and ordered a leather case with a light which cost far more money than what I saved on the Kindle. The case came today and it's gorgeous. I ordered it in green since green is my favorite color. I've stared at it's beauty, caressed the soft leather and carefully stored it in its box so the cover will be perfect when the Kindle finally arrives. The anticipation is killing me.
Now that I'm not working and have more free time, I've been itching to visit the bookstore. But I can't. The last thing I need is more printed books when, if I can just find an ounce of patience, I'll soon be able to download the e-version and carry it with me wherever I go. I'm dreaming of setting the font size so I can read without glasses, turning the page with a press of my thumb and never again need a bookmark. I'm really afraid I'll love the Kindle so much, I'll download all the unread titles I already have in paper versions thus buying them twice. Staying out of the store makes me feel like I'm somehow in control of my book buying addiction.
Originally the Kindle itself was set to arrive around May 9th. But today I got an email saying it may be here by May 3rd. Amazon could sense how anxious I am for their device. They must know by the number of my book reviews how bad my addiction is. They wanted in on a sure and steady revenue stream sooner rather than later. I'll be watching the mailbox. And trying to cross a few more books off my list before it arrives.