Thursday, November 28, 2013

Read Tuesday

So I recently heard about this event called Read Tuesday, which takes place December 10, 2013. It is designed to be like Black Friday, only for books. From my perspective, the most appealing feature about Read Tuesday is that one can participate without worrying about humankind trampling over them in order to secure the last game console, television, or [insert item of your choice] before it returns to regular price. I'm not sure who first had the brilliant idea of following Thanksgiving with Black Friday, but the two balance each other nicely. The same people giving thanks today will be the ones bulldozing over their fellow man tomorrow in order to save a few bucks.

So what am I giving thanks for this Thanksgiving? Online shopping, ebooks, and the general civilized nature of the reading community. Happy Thanksgiving everyone, non-Americans included, and I hope you all find some great deals at the Read Tuesday event.


  1. With relatives out of state, I am a convert to online shopping. Why did I not do this sooner? No post office, no special tape, boxes and wrapping. No going into actual stores:) Love it!

    1. I completely agree. I've also pretty much stopped giving specific gifts and just hand out gift cards. I don't have to worry about people not liking what I give them, I can order the cards online, and the companies will almost always ship or email the vouchers themselves for free. Yes, my laziness knows no bounds!