I used to read one of these every two to three days. My parents bought me the first 50 books (the older vintage version!), and I would read them over and over. I used to get in trouble at least once a week for reading them by flashlight under the covers, hours after I should have been asleep! » 9/13/13 6:03pm 9/13/13 6:03pm

This reminds me of an old "recipe" I had in college that I dubbed Poor Student Soup. I would get a pound of pork fat from the local grocer (no charge), cube it and cook it (I justified this by likening it to chicharrones), and then dumping the fatty chunks into a family-sized container of KFC gravy. » 9/04/13 12:10pm 9/04/13 12:10pm

I still can't do it. The flash of black between pages - even if it's only every ten pages or so now - is just too distracting. It throws me out of the reading material and refocuses me on the hardware in my hands. No thanks. I'll keep with my battery-sucking, but black-flash-free phone app on my phone. » 9/03/13 2:05pm 9/03/13 2:05pm