One of my gifts this holiday season was a Nook! If you don’t know, a Nook is Barnes & Noble’s answer to Amaz0n’s Kindle, both of which are eReaders for reading electronic versions of books. I’m sure the Kindle is great, too, but for reasons we won’t get into, we’d rather support Barnes & Noble than Amaz0n, plus, my hubby wants to get the Nook Tablet eventually, and the sharing capabilities led us in this direction.
I wasn’t sure if I’d like it. I mean, I look at screens all day. My reading time is a break for my eyes from the electronic stimulus.
My hubby assured me that he’d heard great things about the “screen” and the “ink” used and that I’d be impressed. He even said there’s be no glare, so I could read outside if I wanted.
Also, the Nook came for free on Eva, and due to her screen size and the speed at which I read, I was too distracted by all the scrolling than I was with following the story. Would I like the way the Nook felt when I “turned pages” with a swipe of my finger?
Bottom line? I love it. I’m carrying around 1431 pages of a trilogy I’ve been dying to finish, and it’s smaller than a paperback! The screen looks just like a paperback page to me. It doesn’t seem like I’m looking at a “screen” at all. In fact, I was so engrossed one evening that I accidentally turned my little Nook completely over while trying to turn to the next page. Ooops!
Despite that little blip, “turning pages” comes naturally to me on this device, and I love it!
When I’m done with this trilogy, I can download my next adventure directly to my Nook with a click of a button.
Then again, time will tell if this is really a good thing or not. ;)