I wanted to wait awhile longer, but here's what was happening.
Nook introduced the Nook Color edition, which costs $100 more than the basic Nook.
I thought how wonderful it would be to read magazines on this reader and be able to see the pictures in color. I wanted it, but when I'd mention it, I didn't get any go-ahead signals from Cliff.
The more I looked at the Nook Color model, the more it reminded me of an Ipad, except that the Ipad does more things. A lot more things.
So I went to the Apple website and drooled over the Ipad. Wow, it's just like a computer, only shaped differently. The cheapest one is $499. You actually could buy a laptop for that price.
I don't need an Ipad, but I really, really started wanting one. I didn't even bother to run this option past Cliff, because it made no sense.
Dave Ramsey tapped me on the shoulder a few times and told me I didn't need any of these toys. He accused me of having "stuffitis".
All I originally wanted was an ereader.
This morning, with Cliff in bed sound asleep, I went to the Barnes and Noble site and ordered a Nook, the basic one. Not 3G, not color. The reader I wanted in the first place. You see, if I fooled around any longer looking at all these deluxe toys, I'd be liable to end up with something I don't need, and that we really don't have money set aside for.
I had my friend Astaryth giving me tips through this journey:
"Donna... unless you want to read magazines, the basic Nook is just fine. Be aware that the color one uses the LED screen instead of e-ink. E-ink is easier on your eyes and easier to read outside... although the LED screen has the advantage of being able to be read in the dark. I have the 3G version because I don't always have access to wi-fi and I don't read magazines on mine.
Be aware that the I-pad does NOT allow library checkouts. Also, B&N has as many if not more free books as Amazon and you don't have the keyboard at the bottom."
The only reason I chose Nook over Kindle was the fact that my library can lend books to me by way of the Nook; Kindle is not compatible with the library. Library books are free. Free is good (right, Dave Ramsey?).
Now, here's hoping I can figure out how to use my Nook when it arrives.