I'm an avid reader. I read on vacation, when I should be studying, when I should be sleeping, working, shopping, anything. I just love to do it.
So, when I found out I was going to Europe for a month and a half, I was experiencing a connundrum in the form of trying to figure out where, in that duffel bag and backpack that I have limited myself to, would I put all of my books?
Almost like a beacon of light, the Amazon Kindle found its way into the front of my mind. But, at $359 retail, I just could not justify the purchase, even though I want one more than I have ever wanted any technology, ipod included! (Because, as previously stated, I am a huge nerd and read all, all, ALL the time!)
So, I had reduced my aspirations to taking a few books and just getting over it, but I decided that when I got back from Europe I would work extra hard at the dining hall the rest of the summer to buy one, then use it for all subsequent trips.
Little did I know that my sisters had another plan for me! I was awoken by my sisters this morning at 7:45 to incessant text messages and calls imploring me to check my mail, and check I did and THERE WAS A KINDLE IN THERE!!!!
I was shaking so much I couldn't open the package. My sisters reminded me to take a deep breath and calm down, and to also remember that this is my graduation present, just...early. I am so thankful and grateful to have sisters, and this was so unexpected that I don't even know what to say. One thing I know is this: they may have upped the ante for their birthday presents! I was so surprised and shocked.
My friends, I will be posting later about all of the spiffiness of this incredible gift!