A year after my first Kindle was stolen, my second one was stolen. This time I knew the thief. It was my middle child.
As if it wasn’t bad enough she stole my e-book, she’s using it to read about lying.
Yesterday I got an email notice that she just downloaded, “Pretty Little Liars, Part 8.” That’s right, she has read or listened to 7 previous “Pretty Little Liars” books.
According to a recent front page article on The New York Times, my daughter, the e-reader, is not alone. Young Adult e-book sales hit 25 percent this year, up from 6 percent a year before. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/05/books/05ebooks.html
I guess I shouldn’t mind all the lying and thieving, since it has inspired a love for reading. Even e-reading.
But I really ought to tell my darling, “Give me back my e-book, you pretty little thief. Save your babysitting money and buy your own! ‘Cause I want to read about thieving and lying too!”