I have developed a strange new addiction. An addiction that has me rushing to the computer, salivating in anticipation, checking my inbox again and again. No it is not internet porn. It is eBooksDaily, this site that sends you an email each day with a list of Kindle offerings that you can get for free. I have become a complete junkie. I can't wait to open the email and look at all the colorful covers and intriguing titles and then push the seductive blue button that taunts me with "Free Download." It takes me to Amazon where I hit the “Buy Now” for $O.OO. It feels like I'm stealing, like I'm beating the system. I can't stop myself. Everyday I order title after title after title. Some I can't wait to open, but others like... "The Rise of the Dibor" and "Kettleball Training" and "Adwords for Small Business Owners," I know I'll never read...but I can't stop myself. I get such a rush when the Amazon “Thank You” message pops up and I know that any moment my newest fix will be delivered via whispernet.
One side effect is that I am not only buying like a fiend, I am reading like a fiend, so much so in fact that my grasp on reality is getting a little tenuous. Last night, the following conversation occurred:
Frank: We need someone to work on the yard at the rental.
Me: I'll call Amber. She does landscaping. And she needs a job, now that she's clean.
Frank: Clean from what?
Frank: Amber...why have I never heard of her?
Me: (With spooky realization) Because she's not real.
Frank: What do you mean she's not real?
Me: She's a character from the book I just finished. I may need to start getting out more.
Do you too want to lose touch with reality? If so, join me in my addiction. So, here's the link: eBooksDaily
But, I warn you, once you try it, you'll need to go back for more and more and more.
the bourbonistA, Promoting Debauchery and stamping out political-correctness one blog at a time.