Converting to Digital
Let me explain. I am very thrifty. I feed my reading fix by buying dirt cheap used books, both at shops and in person. E-books, while convenient, cost money. End of discussion.
Except that my dear friend who I caught up with last weekend reminded me that e-books don't have to cost money, because they can be "borrowed" from the Free Library. I gasped aloud when he shared this blazing insight with me. And, once we hung up, I made a beeline to my computer and confirmed that this is true. Within minutes, I had bookmarked a couple of dozen titles and downloaded my first e-book, "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg.
And, within hours, I had completed reading my first e-book.
It helped that the book is really good and really interesting. (This is a post for another time.) But, while I probably prefer turning pages and viewing letters on paper, reading on my phone was actually not bad. Plus, it is obviously more portable. And did I mention that this is all free with a library card?
Obviously, this changes the whole equation for me now. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm well on my way to finishing my second e-book, "One Summer: America, 1927," by Bill Bryson.