Despite our protests that we would never, ever give in to modern-day technological trickery, the unthinkable has happened at Chez Reader's Respite:
Yes, A Reader's Respite has been Kindled.
In our defense, we did not part with our own hard-earned money for this Amazonian Devil Device. Rather, Mr. Reader's Respite parted with his hard-earned money and then gifted it to yours truly, ostensibly to make up for the fact that today was our birthday and there has to be some recompense for getting old.
Now before y'all start ooooohing and aaaaaaahing over Mr. RR's generosity, we feel compelled to tell you this was entirely self-serving for him. For the mere price of an Amazonian Devil Device, Mr. RR hopes to
a) never again have to schlepp 1000+ hardcover books across the country in our next household move, and
b) get lucky.
In the meantime, we admit that the Amazonian Devil Device has cast it's evil spell upon the household. We can't put the damned thing down.
So it does seem necessary to get some housecleaning done around here while we still can.....first up: some book winners!
Y'all know the drill.....zap me some addresses!
And speaking of contests, here's one for you: first person to correctly guess the very first book A Reader's Respite downloaded to the Amazonian Devil Device wins a $25 gift certificate to Amazon!