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On the Kindle front: yes, I would stay away from a Kindle until you've read all the books you've purchased. This is coming from someone who is a big, big Kindle Fan. Let's not put temptation in front of you just yet.

But for future reference:

You can check and see what library systems in your state have Kindle books for checkout. This is a great option since it doesn't require you to drive anyone to the library or deal with a messed up copy of a book. You might also be able to check out books from libraries that aren't feasible for you to drive to regularly. (All Colorado residents can join Denver Public Library, but if you live 6 hours away, how often will you realistically drive there? But if you have a Kindle you can check out books constantly.) Also, if you do buy books, multiple people in the house can read it at the same time, as long as their Kindles are on the same account. There are parental controls as well if you guys decide to get Kindles for your girls one day. It also saved me a fortune on shelving, etc. For me it also helped with impulse control (though I don't have your issues) because instead of buying a book that "looked interesting" I just downloaded the free sample. Later I would read the sample and decide when I finished it whether or not to purchase it. It spaced out and slowed down my purchases (only buying when I was ready to read that book).

Lara Amber
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