I love going to Barnes & Noble bookstores. I enjoy perusing new books and magazines, and I love eating in the cafe! Yes, I’m a Starbucks fan! I’m also a Barnes & Noble member, and like getting coupons!
For a couple of years, every time I would go to B&N I would order the Tiramisu Parfait, calories be damned! I loved the luscious creaminess. It tasted so delicious.
Sometimes I would go to Barnes & Noble because I had a craving for the Tiramisu Parfait and ended up buying books and magazines! You see, Barnes & Noble? The Tiramisu Parfait drew me into the store! But in the last several months, there has been no more Tiramisu! Barnes & Noble, bring it back!
I miss you, Tiramisu!
I recently acquired an Amazon Kindle and I love it! It’s funny, but not that long ago I swore that I would never have an e-reader. I love real books — the feel of them and turning the pages and everything about them. But I live in a very small apartment and was starting to feel the need to simplify my life. My apartment looks like a branch of the local library.
I also am being offered many books for review for this blog, and I was getting even more books to fill up my crowded space. I finally started to realize that I really needed a Kindle so that most of the authors sending me books to review could send them to me electronically.
So I took some of my tax refund and bought a Kindle at Best Buy. It is marvelous. Within a few minutes the author’s book is on my Kindle! It saves them the time and expense of shipping a physical book.
I’m sure that the other eReaders are wonderful, too. I have played around with the Nook at Barnes and Noble, but I decided on a Kindle because so many books are available in that format. Most classic novels written before 1923 are free!
Don’t get me wrong. I still “pledge to read the printed word” as it says in my sidebar. But many books are still not available in eReader format.
I just love sitting in my recliner and having all these books on my Kindle for easy access. As a matter of fact, I think that I am reading more books than ever.