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“How many books do you have loaded on your Kindle?” asked Laurie.

“Last time I checked, I had 654 books on my Kindle,” I answered. My accountant’s brain mentally tabulated how many books I owned and approximately how much they had all cost. I gulped. That’s a lot of money I’d spent over the years. I hadn’t thought of it in that way. No wonder my husband’s eyes glazed over when he reviewed the credit card with all of my Amazon purchases.

Laurie nodded in agreement. “I have about the same amount of books on my Kindle. I don’t even want to know how much money I’ve spent over the years on books.”

“I know. But I love reading. Besides, it’s how we support all of our author friends. We buy their books, read their novels, and write book reviews.”

“I know how it works. But you know what? I could sure use some reviews for my books.”

“I’ll read yours, if you read mine,” I told her.

“Deal! By the way, check out this new deal on Amazon. Laurie pointed at her Kindle Fire tablet. “If you sign up now, Kindle Unlimited will give you three months free.”

My eyes lit up. Kindle Unlimited would give me access to more books than I could ever read, all for one set fee each year. “Kindle Unlimited costs less than I paid for my TBR last year,” I replied. Let me grab my credit card!


I love reading and reviewing books for other authors. It’s the only way we can support each other in our writing community. Remember, if you read a book, please write a review. ❤

This story is my contribution to Diana Peach’s writing challenge: The TBR Pile