It’s no secret amongst those in my family that I love to read. I was the kid whose parents would buy her two or three books while at Waldenbooks, get one out of the bag for the car ride home and halfway there proclaim, “I’m done. Can I have another book?”
In my defense, I was reading Baby-Sitter’s Little Sister or Sweet Valley Kids books, and they were short. I remember at one point, my dad actually asked me to tell him what I’d read about to prove to him that I’d actually read the book in question. As a side note, I was not aware until very recently that no one was selling Baby-Sitter’s Club books. I was very excited to see one in Barnes & Noble this morning. I’m almost, almost tempted to start buying them again. The covers are different, but hey, nostalgia!
Back to why I love my nook.
When Amazon came out with the Kindle, I wanted one. I got a nook for Christmas, and I adore it. I have to thank my husband for doing the research and deciding that a nook would be better for me than a Kindle. He was right. Will someone print this post out for him to prove I’ve actually said he’s right? 😉
It’s so much easier to travel with the nook that it is to travel with a book. I wish I’d had it when we went on our honeymoon. I think between the two of us, we took four books, and I read all of them in those ten days we were in Jamaica. Nothing like bonding with a new friend over the fact that you’re sobbing on the beach because you’ve just finished reading Marley & Me. Okay, so I haven’t actually traveled with the nook yet, but I have taken it to a few doctors appointments with me. It’s pretty sweet to not have to drag a huge book out of my purse to read it.
I don’t have to squint to read some of the documents I’ve put on it, because I can adjust the text size in just a few seconds. I can download a new book to read in about 30 seconds. [They always make it to the actual nook faster than they notice that shows up in my e-mail.] I think my favorite thing is the ability to share books with friends who have a nook. I’ve been reading the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series thanks to this feature.
The only thing I’m not a huge fan of is not being able to lend alllll of the books I want to, to my friends. I’m not sure why this isn’t set up within the nook yet, but it’s not. I have a feeling it’s coming soon. Or eventually. I hope it is.