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Monday, December 20, 2010

How I was Oh-So Wrong....and a Mommypants Moment

I found out just how wrong I was about something this weekend.  But, hey, I'm often wrong and okay with admitting it.

I swore up and down that I am a total booklover at heart and love ACTUAL books. That a Kindle or Nook were NOT for me. I love to browse in the library, have a book in my hand, be able to flip back to reread something, and always have a stack of books in my to-be-read pile.

And then Hubs was given a Kindle for Christmas from his work- along with all the guys in his office. They are supposed to be well-read and the Kindle is supposed to help with this. I'm really trying hard not to laugh at this since um, Hubs hates to read. He won't even read a short blog post from me...unless it's one of my posts on Babble like this one where he could watch a video banned from CMT or this one where he could check out the preview for the new Fast and Furious movie. Vin Diesel, yum.

Anyway, it was left to me to check out the Kindle...and I discovered all the FREE books I could download. So, I cuddled up on the couch with a blanket, hot chocolate, and *MY* Kindle. And I'm addicted.

I was wrong. I admit it. My name is Shell and it took me one day to become a Kindle-addict.


I was asked by the fabulous Cheryl over at Mommy Pants to share my Mommy Pants moment.  Please do me a favor and go check it out HERE. You'll get an even worse admission from me: just how hard it was for me to put on my mommy pants.

And be sure to check out my iCaughtSanta giveaway- I put it up this weekend and it ends tomorrow night so that you can have a pic of Santa "caught" in your house for Christmas. FIVE winners and low entries. Enter HERE

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Blogger BNM said...

now you have me desperately wanting one lol

December 20, 2010 at 7:02 AM  
Blogger Cristina said...

I was convinced that I would not like the Kindle, then the husband gave me one for my birthday, and then I loved it... and then, the love affair turned out to be more of a quickie. I started to miss books, A LOT. So now, I rarely use my kindle. I still like it, but I see myself using it more for when I'm away on vacations (yeah like I take vacations, ha).

anyway, enjoy your kindle :)

December 20, 2010 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Santa brought my husband a Kindle for Christmas this year too and I'm hooked! Never thought I would be ;)

December 20, 2010 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Life Without Pink said...

Oh I would LOVE one...I'm not a huge reader {well mainly because I dont have time} but I think this would help...sounds awesome!

December 20, 2010 at 7:32 AM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

BEST. TECHIE. THING. EVER!!! I looooove my Kindle! <3

December 20, 2010 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger Di said...

My hubs is just like yours - doesn't read. I on the other hand would love a Kindle for all those long car trips to Mississippi! Now I know what I'm asking for Valentine's Day!

December 20, 2010 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am one that knew I would love the kindle. And I was right! The boys got me one for my birthday last summer, and it's awesome! The FREE list is so fun! It was hard b/c I am not used to paying for books. I swap, do the library, and I do still LOVE a real book, but I'm not ashamed to admit I LOVE my Kindle too! :)

December 20, 2010 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

You have already talked me in to buying one for my oldest for his 14th Birthday.

December 20, 2010 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I have such a love of real books. I didn't think I would like one. You may have changed my mind.

December 20, 2010 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger kc said...

too funny!!! And being a book lover, it it the reason I have refused to pick up my mom's nook (just TRY it), my sister's IPad or Kindle (c'mon, this is totally for you...you'll fall in love!!!) No, library time is wonderful time HEHEHE

I can admit I totally would become addicted too :)

December 20, 2010 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Melinda said...

LOVE my kindle! And I still have the pile of books beside my bed to read!

December 20, 2010 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

Danny got me one for Christmas and I'm HOOKED! I love it!

December 20, 2010 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

I'm so excited for you! I have a Nook Color on my Christmas list...hoping that the Hubs will buck up and get it. : )

December 20, 2010 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I've been in that same boat too. I'll eventually get one, but I try to wait until the hype dies down ... along with the cost! I'm hoping for kindle/ipad in the next couple of years, but I'm not willing to pay for either one just yet!

I LOVE your icaughtSanta review. I think it's the cutest idea ever. Baby is a little too young for it this year, but I sent the link (to your give away, not just their site) to EVERYONE I know with kids! :)

December 20, 2010 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Ashley@LearningLifeAsLucy said...

my hubby got me a kindle for Christmas and it's true- it's instantly addicting. I think it's just like a real book though, unlike the ipad or things of that nature. I don't like the nook either. The kindle is perfect! I've already read about 7 books in the month I've had it.

December 20, 2010 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Dazee Dreamer said...

welcome to the club. I have the sony EReader. love, love, love it. And I can "check out" books from our county library so that even makes it better.

December 20, 2010 at 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always thought a kindle wouldn't be right for me too - I love holding a paper book. But have been starting to wonder if I would like it after I saw my sisters iphone's book capabilities.

December 20, 2010 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger MommyLisa said...

I love I Caught Santa, but after all they gave in the past year I am buying!~ Nice people and wonderful service.

I don't want a kindle...

But I said I didn't want a Garmin either and I won one at work and well....


December 20, 2010 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger We 2 Bees said...

That is funny because I say all those things. My honey keeps asking if I want one because he is at a loss of what to get me for Christmas, but I still don't know. Thanks for admitting your moment! One day I might have to check it out!

December 20, 2010 at 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha, I swore I would never love an e-reader...
then I got a Nook :)

December 20, 2010 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger The Drama Mama said...

This is interesting. GC's oldest son requested a Nook for Christmas and we thought you had to buy the books for it. It's good to knwo there is a nice selection of free books too!!

I love your mommypants post.

December 20, 2010 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Kir said...

me too...I swore that I would never own anything but real books...but my NOOK is sitting in shiny paper under the tree waiting for me.

Oh well....who said I was perfect??? LOL

December 20, 2010 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Las Vegas Mama said...

the idea of a kindle scares me! i like real books! too bad i have no time for reading LOL :)

December 20, 2010 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

oohhh...i so want one! i too like holding a book in my hand but a kindle just seems so much easier!

December 20, 2010 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger KLZ said...

I saw the tweet about you becoming a kindle addict and wanted to quiz you on what it's like.

But then became afraid I might want one.

December 20, 2010 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Hutch said...

I held off for years saying the exact same thing. Now I'm praying it's under the tree Saturday morning! I wonder if I'll miss the smell of books though?

December 20, 2010 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Tracie Nall said...

Noooooooo we lost another one to the dark side. (or the lightly glowing electronic side)

Although, I will admit, there is this moment where you said free books and I...um...just for a second mind you....though about how nice that was.

There. I said it. I considered a Kindle. But just for a second!

I saw those posts of yours on Babble. Congrats on the new gig!

December 20, 2010 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Jeannie, Jane, Angel, Mommy, etc.. said...

I have wanted one for such a long time! Alas, every time we can get one, something else comes up so my shiny toy must wait! hehe Glad to hear that I am wanting a good toy this time. :)

December 20, 2010 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I thought Craig would become a Kindle Addict, but then we opened Kate's Wii, and his obsession with beating me at bowling took over...

December 20, 2010 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Claremont First Ward said...

I figured out the same thing about myself. Thought I only liked actual books that I can hold and turn the pages. But no. I love all books, whether on my ipad or from the library or bookstore. :)

Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2010 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger diane rene said...

my kindle NEVER leaves my side. I have been known to forget my phone and leave with the kindle.
I love it.
I would even trade hubby for it.
I have to fight my 10 year old for MY kindle, so I bought her one now that they are half the price of the one I got :)

December 20, 2010 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

And here I told my husband NOT to buy me anything for Christmas because there was nothing I needed...clearly I NEED a freakin' Kindle!

December 20, 2010 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Cheryl D. said...

It was nice of you to slum over at Mommypants!

Like you, I thought I'd miss the tactile experience of reading. Maybe the kindle is a way to go! BTW, I see your good reads list. Holy smoke, you love to read!

December 20, 2010 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

I think this is why I fear the Kindle, as well as the Nook.

Right now, I love me some book-feelin' and book-smellin'. I, too, have made a stink of how I would never forsake books for technology.

I'm afraid that were I given a Kindle of my very own, I would jump on that bandwagon like a crooked poliician.

Takes a strong woman to admit that. I wish you and your Kindle tidings of joy.

December 20, 2010 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I am afraid to get one because I know I would be a total addict. I must say that I will still keep books too. I would not trust taking a kindle to the beach to read.

December 20, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

It really is the BEST THING EVER!!! Oh, and watch it decrease your clutter too. Books will start to make their way to Goodwill b/c you don't need them. Your entire library is on your Kindle and will be for the rest of your life!!!! It has changed the way I read.

BTW, to Michelle right above me...it's awesome on the beach too!

December 20, 2010 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

I think I would like one too...maybe I can hint at getting one for my anniversary :) :)

December 20, 2010 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Macey said...

I LOVE books, and I'll always have them. But, my Kindle is my lovah.

December 20, 2010 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger KristinFilut said...

You know how much I love my Nook! I'm so excited you got an ereader!

December 20, 2010 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger shortmama said...

I have a nook and I ADORE it! I thought the same as you...it just wouldnt be the same as the awesomeness of holding a book...but forget the new book smell, I have millions of books at my fingertips without leaving my couch!

December 20, 2010 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Actuary Mom said...

One day and you are addicted? I guess I need to get one of them...

December 20, 2010 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

I have wondered whether or not I would like that thing! I probably would, considering that you and I have basically everything in common.

December 20, 2010 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I know! I love all the free books! I read all the classics and still have a ton more to go!

December 20, 2010 at 7:04 PM  
Anonymous Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I have sadly fallen in love with iBooks. I also swore that was just not me.

It turns out I know myself not at all.

December 20, 2010 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger B said...

I didn't know you could get a bunch of free books! I normally buy all my books used for less than 5 dollars so I always thought it would be too expensive to have to buy them all.

I wonder what books are available for free? Hmm...I might have to rethink the whole eReader thing. :)

December 20, 2010 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

I haven't asked for one yet for the simple fact that I think books would cost too much for it. However after reading your post, I may just have to for next Christmas!

December 20, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a Book Lover. Did NOT want a kindle. Thought they were devil spawn. The hubs got me one and I ADORE it. I was always a really fast reader, going through about a book a week. I swear I read even faster with the kindle.

December 20, 2010 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

I thought so at first too! But I love my nook! And you definitely cant beat the portability.

December 20, 2010 at 11:03 PM  
Anonymous SharlentT said...

I said I would hate it and then fell in LOVE. Always read books with a metal stand at meals out. So, I made one for my Kindle and people keep buying them whenever they see it! BUT, what I love most is that I can sync it up with my computer and my phone so, when I don't want to carry the Kindle, I can use my phone to read during free time! LOVE THAT! And still enjoy holding a book, too.

December 20, 2010 at 11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am totally in love with the Kindle app for my Droid. Its awesome!!

December 21, 2010 at 2:59 AM  
Blogger Crystal said...

YOu crack me up! I want a Kindle so bad I may resort to whining!! Can't wait to check out your mommypants post. Have a Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2010 at 3:11 PM  

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