My Stolen Kindle

A year after my first Kindle was stolen, my second one was stolen. This time I knew the thief. It was my middle child.

As if it wasn’t bad enough she stole my e-book, she’s using it to read about lying.

Yesterday I got an email notice that she just downloaded, “Pretty Little Liars, Part 8.” That’s right, she has read or listened to 7 previous “Pretty Little Liars” books.

How can the author, Sara Shepard, sustain so much pretty little lying? (I won’t worry. Ms. Shepard’s doing fine. I heard the series is a children’s bestseller.)

According to a recent front page article on The New York Times, my daughter, the e-reader, is not alone. Young Adult e-book sales hit 25 percent this year, up from 6 percent a year before.

I guess I shouldn’t mind all the lying and thieving, since it has inspired a love for reading. Even e-reading.

But I really ought to tell my darling, “Give me back my e-book, you pretty little thief. Save your babysitting money and buy your own! ‘Cause I want to read about thieving and lying too!”

One thought on “My Stolen Kindle

  1. Cute post. My brother “stole” my mother’s Kindle as well.

    I haven’t read the books, but I have to say that I’m pretty much hooked to the TV adaptation of Pretty Little Liars–it’s a totally guilty pleasure, but it’s surprisingly compelling.

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