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Kindle e-book folly

My husband got me a Kindle reader a while back. It’s been amazing to read books on sick a light device! I love it! I take my Kindle EVERYwhere, even if I don’t crack it open. It’s just that day chance might get a page or two in that I’m searching for.

I found myself checking out freebie ebooks. There’s a nice list emailed to me every day. I also check out freebie books on Twitter and Facebook. Why not, it’s free! Kindle Prime even gives members the ability to borrow a book a month.

Then, I do this thing called searching amazon.com for randomness. I’m so uses to my freebie books that I overlook the price for books. Don’t get me wrong, I like to buy books now and again.

But last night, I made the folly to look at books. They sounded interesting and I didn’t notice a price. I sent five books to my Kindle Cloud. Did I mention this was a folly? I even neglected to review my email receipts.

Tonight I was checking my bank accounts. What do you know? I just charged five books varying in price from $0.99-$1.99 each.

I really need to be more aware of what I’m buying! Now I HAVE to read these books. I’m glad these are books I’m interested in reading. And I refuse to check if I could get these for free…