Carrie's new toy

I did something cimpletely out of the ordinary today. I was reading reviews of the various new e-readers (like the Kindle, the Nook, etc) when it occurred to me that I really wanted one. I thought about it for a bit and realized I may as well bite the bullet and get one. I looked at the different options and decided to go with the Nook color. It was a bit more expensive than the Kindle, but I also read that you can turn it into an Android tablet computer with a few clicks of the mouse.

I had my RD appointment this afternoon (her name is Marsha, so I now call my treatment team the "Brady Bunch." You know--Marsha, Marsha, Marsha...?) and then I went out to dinner with my parents. After we were doneeating, I dragged them to Barnes and Noble, where I had a $20 Groupon that was about to expire. So I got my Nook, and I'm using to blog right now.

I generally don't do stuff like this--splurge, make semi-impulsive purchases, that sort of thing. But I figured I needed a recovery gift to myself, something to celebrate my commitment to wellness. And what better way to do that than with books.

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Charlene Sparkles said...

Aww this really made me smile
Sounds like a groovy little gadget ;)

Cammy said...

Hey I'm excited and it's not even my toy! I've been tossing around the idea of getting an e-reader to take with me on field expeditions, would love to hear how yours works out for you! And major kudos for treating yourself to this, you deserve it!

Carrie Arnold said...

I <3 my Nook. The color Nook is heavier than the Kindle (I've hefted several friends') but the touch screen is nice, as are the extra features, like sudoku, crosswords, Pandora, etc.

just another girl said...

so cool! congrats=) If you're going to treat yourself, you certainly picked a great gadget.

love your blog

Rachel said...

um so jealous! glad you were able to treat yourself ;)

Sarah said...

Ah! So fun. My dad got a Kindle, and whenever I'm home he seems glued to it. Good for you! I cannot wait for summer so I can indulge in some good novels - instead of just reading textbooks.

wenlow said...

Great going Carrie - to splurge and treat yourself to something special.

since you are special and deserve it

Enjoy your new toy

fastbikes16 said...

yay! i have the old one and I loveit!


Louise said...

well done on treating yourself for recovery, I love reading your blog. Not sure how I feel about ereaders yet, i like holding a book in my hand to read, but maybe this will change soon lol


Anonymous said...

I am happy you got something you wanted and are enjoying it. I am currently reading your "Next to Nothing " book...thank you so much. Maggie

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