Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Random 3, hummus, ebooks and tv
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Sometimes I am in awe of the interesting posts you bloggers write.
I have gathered here a couple of my random thoughts since I don't have an idea for a big post.
First thought: Delicious and healthy lunch I had today: hummus, bagel chips and baby carrots.
Second thought: I wanted a Kindle Fire HD for Christmas and received it. Yay. I am enjoying reading books on it, this is my first ereader. It has the word Fire in the name which means I can also use it to surf the internet, read and send email, etc. I have two Jane Austen books on my ereader, one was free and one was $1.99. I like those prices but I do NOT like the average price of $9.99 for many new books.
The publishers must make a huge profit on that price. Their costs are so low, I think they should charge less. But who listens to me? Ebooks means publishers do not have to buy the paper and print the book and move it to a warehouse and retrieve it when ordered. A more fair price might be 3 or 4 dollars as far as I'm concerned. So far I have not paid that large price for a new book; I would rather buy a print copy in a local bookstore, new or used.
I still prefer printed books and everything about them. Still, ebooks have their usefulness too.
Third random thought is that my dh and I enjoy Downton Abbey AND Walking Dead. Does that make us well balanced? Or confused? Ha ha.