Umm…. yeah, I just wrote this.
Tuesday is my 30th birthday. I’d like to buy a Nook e-reader. I’d been setting money aside for it — okay, I’d been setting it aside for a Kindle — but I’ve recently been in a bad accident that’s forced me to take the semester off of work. So, I’ve asked family and friends if they’d be willing to pitch in to collectively buy the Nook as a birthday present. I figure if we can get 13 friends to pitch in 20 dollars each, we’re home. My buddy Kelly Bennett suggested setting up a Paypal donation button for this purpose, so that’s exactly what I did.
I don’t have a slick video pitch like Robin’s for his book, nor do I have anything to offer you — except more blog posts about reading machines. Really, since I wrote this and this, B&N should just send me an offical review copy. However, it seems to be an iron law that nobody sends you anything for free until you are at least thirty years old. So I shall call on friends instead.
NB: This is here purely for folks who wanted to find a way to participate in my birthday present, but didn’t have a better way. Most readers of this blog have never met me, nor do they have any business buying me a birthday present. But, I figure – what the heck. Anything is worth a shot.