How Do YOU Buy Ebooks?

This isn’t about formatting, but it is about ebooks. Thought you all might like to see how one book buying decision was made…

(transcript of a google chat on November 6)

ME: ah
the old man is really grumpy today and trying to pick a fight with me
I wish he would go to work
I can FEEL him glowering from here
MARINA: what is he so grumpy about
ME: I have no idea
that time of the month or something
MARINA: all of that and a penis, too. what a lucky girl YOU are
ME: no shit
lucky… lucky… lucky
I need a book to read while I’m standing in line to vote
any suggestions?
MARINA: well, if the line is long, A Game Of Thrones. I think I’ll be reading that for the rest of my life.
ME: heh
I guess I could try War and Peace again
maybe I can make it through on my kindle
MARINA: or not. are you looking for something new?
ME: yep
MARINA: well, joe has this, but I don’t think you are so crazy about him. http://www.amazon.com/Inheritance-ebook/dp/B009PN36Z4/ref=kinw_dp_ke
I haven’t read it, myself
ME: sounds heavy
I want something that makes me laugh
MARINA: expensive, but funny. http://www.amazon.com/Southern-Ladies-Gentlemen-ebook/dp/B007PRZLT6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352217627&sr=1-1&keywords=southern+ladies+and+gentlemen
ME: that’s a possible
not funny, but a burke book I haven’t read.
http://www.amazon.com/Strega-Burke-ebook/dp/B000FC1KJ8/ref=sr_1_14?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352217635&sr=1-14&keywords=andrew+vachss+kindle+books
MARINA: I love this, but it’s long long long. and none of these books are new. http://www.amazon.com/Short-History-Small-Place-ebook/dp/B002J05GRG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352217687&sr=1-1&keywords=a+short+history+of+small+place
ME: also expensive
MARINA: I’m pretty over burke
ME: http://www.amazon.com/Warwolf-ebook/dp/B0058TUNRS/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1
MARINA: I am getting a bit Game Of Thrones burned out. maybe I should switch over to Martin’s book for a while. but I so hate not finishing a book before I start another. except for john books
ME: check the Look Inside on the last link I sent and read the first paragraph
can I resist?
MARINA: holy SHIT, I’m going to get that
ME: me, too
MARINA: holy SHIT, it’s bert
ME: okay, have a book
now to boot the old man
MARINA: get him some tampons
ME: for both ends
grumpy old man
brb

The formatting is less than stellar, but it starts funny and keeps getting funnier and a damned good mystery, too.

How you do you make book buying decisions?

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