I Got My Nook Color!!

And I love it! The colors are fantastic and the magazines I downloaded just pop on the screen. Victoria magazine is glorious! Books are downloaded instantly and you can play with the format to get it just right. Best of all, when I carry that little baby around, I have ( or will have one day) an entire library of books, magazines, children’s books, anything I want to read at any given time!

Yesterday I brought it to work and started reading a short story by Elizabeth Gaskell. It was in a book called Victorian Love Stories about successful marriages. Couldn’t pass that one up! It was a free download like thousands of other books so one does need to spend too much money on getting something good to read. For free I now have Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White  and The Moonstone, several by Elizabeth Gaskell, a couple of Elizabeth Von Armin’s, and some anthologies. I bought a few after checking out the B&N steals and deals. Then I got two at regular price but both were less than a mass market paperback. I have a nice selection right now and will add more as I go.

One of the nurses told me about this free Friday deal where B&N offers a free e-book every Friday. She says they are pretty good. I will check that out as well. This is the cover I chose to go with my Nook. It is very sturdy, love the color, and the inside pockets will be useful.

I’m not much of an app person but it came with several and I got a couple more. The scrabble app was free so that was a no brainer and the other one is called Quell:Reflect.

I don’t care to participate in the Nook verses Kindle debate. After looking at both I liked the Nook better. End of story. I am not threatened if someone prefers Kindle Fire or some other reader and promise to exist harmoniously with those whose choises differ from mine.

One aspect of e-readers that is interesting is how versatile it allows the reader to be. I like anthologies for work or just before going to bed.  The Woman in White can be my work in progress. I can take a break to flip through a magazine with gorgeous pictures. Geoff and I played Scrabble the other night. I love this thing!!

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6 Responses

  1. I am always tempted by the Nook Color, as Barnes & Noble is within walking distance for me and I go there a lot for coffee. I always take a book to read.

    I already have a Kindle, so I’m probably not going to buy a Nook…at least not yet.

    Who says you can’t have both?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  2. Bunny: I’ve just found your blog and am completely smitten. I’m a stitchery designer (see my blog: Two-Handed Stitcher) that just got a Kindle Fire for xmas and am happily exploring the vast techno universe. It’s toooo fun, isn’t it? I am also a voracious reader and as soon as I saw your recommendation for the free Eliz. Gaskell books, I was over there LIKE A SHOT to download a few of her titles. WOO HOO — I LOVE HER CRANFORD WORLD!!! (Dare I presume that you’re also a lover of her Victorian philosophy of quiet dignity and “Elegant Economy”??) So, needless to say, I’ll be following your blog from now on for inspiration and reading suggestions…..Thanks so much, LAURA…..
    PS: have you explored FEEDLY, an app that lets you gather your favorite blogs & websites and then feeds them onto your tablet?…. I organize things on my bigger computer/laptop and then can read them on the little tablet later….

    • Thank you so much!! I am still downloading the tons of free books availableI I love the Regency and Victorian writers and yes Cranford rules! I know you are enjoying your Kindle Fire, my husband is thinking of getting one of those next. I haven’t explored Feedly yet but I think I will check that out. I’m glad you found me!

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