Um...yes, I can! My reasons are quite simple; time and money. Time and money say the following all the time (no pun intended):
1] sure that book's only [insert reasonable price here], but you could buy two of [insert disposable product...think coffee, think scones] and be happy.
2] well, don't you want to read [insert classic, grown-up title here], do you really have time to be reading [insert fluffy title here].
3] sure, you really want that book right now, but can't you wait until you can find it at a used bookstore on the cheap...buying a relatively new book at the used bookstore is, most of the time, cheaper than downloading the book on my Nook. See more on used bookstores here and more on the Nook here.
4] especially if it's hardcover, will you read that book as soon as you get home forsaking all other books? if so...
5] well, do you have time in the next [insert weeks or days] to read all of the books in that series, right now, if so...(for more on why I must read whole series click here)
What do you think time and money are telling me about the two books above? I'm really tempted to share, but think it will be wayyyyy more fun if you guess...you know just based on the covers *snicker*.