After having my Sony Reader for many years (long before we’d ever heard of Nooks, Kindles, or Kobo), I purchased my first Nook.
I was drawn to that particular reader because I loved the option to check-out books from my local library and have the capability to also hear audible books. So, with my Nook, I decided to dress it up. I bought a pretty leather carrier for it, protective screen, and night light.
But, I kept hearing about the Kindle!! Being part of a book club, I get the wonderful advantage to preview readers and see what they look like. While I love the easiness of buying books (Amazon carries a lot of books!), the highlighting features (which just seem easier than Nook), and the keyboard, I found myself gravitating to my Nook. I think for those who have been Sony readers, buying a Nook is the most natural transition because we are used to using www.overdrive.com for library books and like the swipe feature to turn pages.
However, I have been noticing the Nook Color lately!! After talking with my husband, I decided to return my Kindle (as I had it for less than 1 month), and purchased my Nook Color!!
I wasn’t sure at first because the Nook Color is pricey and I’ve heard it doesn’t hold a charge for very long. However, with my Kindle, the battery didn’t last 3 days without charging it, so I was used to not having a long battery charge. Let me say….I LOVE my Color Nook!!! It does hold a charge for quite a long time, I do not need a night light, I can change the background to 2 different shades besides white, and it’s beautiful!! I had the option of buying an i-pad, but I didn’t go with it. The reason being, I really just use my Nook for reading and listening to books. I am also a bed-time reader, so I needed something that could I read lying down.
I bought two covers, one is a green/black cover that I haven’t yet received via mail. The waterproof one I bought from Amazon is a TrendyDigital waterproof cover. I absolutely love it!! No, I do not get a glare when I am reading it and if I get something splashed on it should I take it outside by my swimming pool or at my kitchen table (where I also like to read while I am cooking). Hmmmmm….perhaps that is why I tend to burn food quite often ;)
This screen is where I can quickly access the books I am currently reading. Notice, I also have my internet icon above it all so that when I want to take a break from reading, I can open my email and surf the web.
Also, I have purchased some toddler books for my daughter for free or .99 cents. Having a waterproof cover on it, she can read with me and her sticky fingers won’t interfere with my reader. Yes, that happened!! I was reading to hear and she was pointing to the animals, while eating an orange. Guess what?? Orange juice was smeared on the reader! I was so relieved and it just made it that much more of a great buy for me.
So, what am I going to do with my Nook in the pink cover? My father-in-law loves to read, so I am giving that to him. He was excited and can’t wait to start using it. I plan on giving him another reader cover, of course! However, there were some books that I wanted to buy for him that I could not buy on his Nook through Barnes and Nobles. Yes, that is one downside to the Nook vs. the Kindle. So, I went and bought him some books at Half-Priced Books, too. He will have plenty of reading to do, that is for sure!!
Before offering my Nook to my father-in-law, I had offered it to my sons. Both of them are teenagers and surprisingly, they both agree that having an actual book in their hands just feels better than having a reader. So, after much discussion, I gave in and took them also to the bookstore, where they not only got excited about books, but bought quite a few they plan on reading this summer!
Now that my father-in-law will be reading from his Nook, which book titles do you think I should add to his reader? He loves Christian, History, and Mystery (but not too gorey). Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!