A late day post, but a post nonetheless. I took Mini with me to mail off a few books this morning, but aside from that, the day has been fairly uneventful. I wrote for a little while - I'm planning a loooong writing stretch tonight - and ended up poking around afterward over at amazon.com.
First things first, I did read the "flyer" they have up on the front page that the Kindle is back in stock. That is one of those gadgets I've been weighing around lately. Should I get one? I read a LOT of ebooks. I love being able to get up at midnight and grab a shorty short that I can read in a single, all night stretch. I just don't know if I can justify the cost though.
What I mainly went looking for was a specific techno album I remember from the golden rave days - am I dating myself? Anyway, I found the album and well, the cost kind of blew me away. I ended up hopping over to ebay, cringing at the cost there, then clicking back over to Amazon. Hm. What to do? After much waffling over whether to buy or not to buy, I decided to wait. I shut down my browser and decided to go search out my old Voodoo and Serano cd.
We have a huge library of DVDs and CDs. There is a 8 ft niche in the hallway that should be a closet, but the folks that built the house left it as a large open area. We put shelves in when we first moved in over a decade ago, and that's where our media goes. The shelves stretches from one end of our hall way to the other. For hubby and me, this is our money sink. We spend a lot of our "free money" on computers and stuff to either watch or listen to, so it's not uncommon to not know whether we've bought a movie already, or if we've only talked about it.
Well, I went digging for V/S and - hey, wait! Is that what I think it is? Sure enough, I found that I already had the CD I'd been debating about buying from Amazon and eBay. If I'd only checked the archives first, I'd have saved myself a lot of headache. Lesson learned. I gotta admit, it was a bit like instant gratification home shopping when I found that CD. I only wish I could get the hours back I spent looking for it online. *_*
I've started reading Marianne Mancusi's Moongazer. It's from Dorchester's Shomi line, which is a spec fiction/romance line they're gearing toward the twenty-ish/early thirties reading set. The covers are manga style, which is great if you're into that sort of thing. I'm not too crazy about manga covers, but the idea of post apocalyptic, alternate reality, and time travel romances with a high tech edge is striking. I'm thinking graphic novel storylines without the pictures, so I'm giving it a chance.
That's about it for me today. Here's hoping I get a bit more writing done tonight. I hope you all had a terrific Tuesday!