Kindle Woes

I ❤ my Kindle, like seriously love it. I love that I can take it everywhere with me and I practically have my whole library at my disposal. I also love checking out books from my library. Call me lazy if you want, but I never have to leave my house again when checking out books with my Kindle (or buying books for that matter). It’s a dream come true.

You’re probably asking yourself why the title is Kindle Woes if all I’m doing is praising my Kindle. Am I right? Well, I did something stupid the other day and I’m sure it will happen again. It’s just the nature of owning a Kindle. It’s not the Kindle’s fault, but it’s still a woe.

I wanted to check out A Wrinkle in Time so I could read it before the movie release. The problem is there are 100+ other people who had the same idea. I decided to just buy the Kindle edition rather than waiting in line so to speak since it was only $7.00ish. The funny thing is I forgot I bought it. I thought I had it checked out and time was running out. When I went into Barnes & Noble in San Francisco, I decided to buy, that’s right, a paperback version of A Wrinkle in Time so now I have two copies! #epicfail

I wish I could return the Kindle version because, truth be told, I’d rather keep the paperback version now that I own it so it can sit on my shelf in my library. It’s not like I don’t have two copies of other books. I mean I have seven copies of Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone, but that’s different. It’s my most favorite series. I’ve never read A Wrinkle in Time. What if I hate it? What am I going to do with two copies?! 😫

What would you do? Would you just keep both copies so you have one for your physical library? (That’s what Corey’s telling me to do.) Or, would you return the paperback edition since that’s the only edition you can actually return? I know this isn’t a big deal, but it’s causing me huge Kindlexiety. 😂

12 replies
  1. Ellie Warren
    Ellie Warren says:

    You can return ebooks! At least you can on UK Amazon. If you go into manage your content there will be a button with three dots … Click that and there should be a return for refund option. You can use it if there’s technical problems with the book, you just don’t like it (I wouldn’t do that but people do) or if you change your mind.

  2. Jenny
    Jenny says:

    I’m sorry! I buy doubles of books all the time. It’s quite embarrassing. When the double bought books are both print versions (I do it all the time) I get rid of one copy but if it’s a ebook and a print book I usually just keep both. Good luck.

  3. Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books)
    Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) says:

    I resisted getting an e-reader for a long time, but I have to say I LOVE my Kindle Fire. I still prefer reading “real” books to the e-versions. The convenience of a Kindle, though, really can’t be beat.

    For me, I would always rather have real books. So, I would return the e-version if you can. If you can’t, maybe give away the print version on your blog or as a gift. You can always donate it to a library or school. The people at the library are always amazed and so grateful when I bring in books to donate that are still shiny and new.

    If it makes you feel better, I’m like Jenny — I buy duplicate books on accident ALL THE TIME. It comes with having way too many books and being totally scatterbrained (I’m describing me here, not you)!


    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I looked into returning books based on the comments above and it looks like you can return Kindle books but it has to be within 7 days. I had had the books for about a month when I bought the paperback, so returning it is out for me. I could give the paperback away or donate it and I might still do that. I just have to decide. Sigh.


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