Yesterday I walked the shops looking for another book to read. I had demolished the previous one within two days and enjoyed it and the sequel was not due out here ( in Aus ) until April 2012.
There was nothing appealing on any shelf in either book vendor despite twice walking up and down the aisles.
I came home and picked up my iPad. Went to iBook and double clicked and lo and behold a virtual bookstore opened before me. I just checked the sequel to the book I had just finished and it was available as an eBook ( having been released in the States in November. So I purchased and downloaded it.
All through my life the substance of a thick paperback or hardcover has taken space in my daily handbag and accompanied me during waking and sleeping hours ( often sitting beside me together close on waking.) This now has changed and I am embracing that change.
Now, I have my much lighter iPad loaded with books I have an interest in and desire to read.