Friday, January 7, 2011

My New Nook

So for Christmas I got a Nook. I actually picked it out and knew I was getting it, but my husband was nice enough to wrap it and put it under the tree!

So far, I've only downloaded a few books:
  • Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
  • When Pigs Fly by Bob Sanchez
  • Danger in the Shadows by Dee Henderson
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I've only paid for the first two! The rest were free. I'm being very selective about buying books for my Nook, as I am with regular books as well. I'm also expecting two e-books for review over the next few months. I'm hoping to get more e-books from publicists and authors this year, so I can get a lot of use out of the Nook.

So far, I really like it. It's easy to use and easy on my eyes. I need to get some sort of cover or case for it, especially since I'll be traveling at the end of the month and will want to protect it. But overall, I'm enjoying it.

The only big surprise is the fact that my husband keeps wanting to play chess on it, and my 6 year old keeps wanting to read books on it. I've downloaded samples of some children's books for him, but I refuse to buy e-books for him because I want the Nook for myself!!

Anyone else get an e-reader for Christmas? Or if you've had one for a while, any good tips to share? Also, should I go with a cover or a case? I can't decide which, and I can't decide if I want a more formal leather style or a more casual fabric one. What do you recommend?

9 comments:

  1. I've had my Kobo for a few months. I still don't have a case for it, but since it doesn't leave my bedroom, it probably doesn't need one.

    You should check out NetGalley if you haven't already done so. Also, some libraries are offering e-books now, too, so that's another option if you don't want to spend too much money. You should also check out this thread on the MobileRead Forums, because there are some great deals there for a variety of e-reader formats.

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  2. Thank you for these great tips! I just joined NetGalley and requested a book! I will be using the library - that's one of the reason I went with a Nook since it reads the ePub books. I'll check out the MobileRead forums too. Thanks!

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  3. I bought one this week! I haven't really used it yet, but downloaded a ton of FREE books...I wrote about it in my Monday post.

    My 10 year old started Little women on it...I may not get it back!

    http://www.gerberadaisydiaries.com/2011/01/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-is.html

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  4. I dont understand (yet) how the Net Galley books get tot he e reader (oh yeah.... I am that confused already LOL)

    I also want to know how you highlight and keep things for later research or discussion.... I know I could read my Manuel but this is more fun!

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  5. I have an iPad and tried to read a book on it and just didn't like it. Guess I am a die hard have to have a book in my hand kinda gal!

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  6. @Gerber Daisy Mom - I was surprised by how much my son liked it. I hope you get yours back soon!

    @Sheila - I just requested my first book from NetGalley so when I get it, if I figure out how to get it onto my Nook, I'll let you know! I think when you're reading on the Nook, there's a Highlight option down the bottom. But I'm not sure how to use it once you tap on it!

    @Jan - That's why I didn't get the NookColor - it's a similar screen to the iPad and I don't like reading on it. It's like reading on a computer screen. The Nook is very different.

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  7. I've been holding out on e-books, mainly because I don't usually buy books for myself, so an e-reader would cost me more at this point. I borrow books, get them from the library, or as gifts. I also like to buy books to give as gifts!

    So, for now, I'm sticking to paper. Hope you enjoy your Nook!

    Sue

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  8. I have been very anti-e-readers for the last couple of years but recently I've begun wavering towards the Nook. I totally want a Kate Spade cover for it! I am hoping to last at least another year (and get through some of the books in my house!) but I do see one in my future. Glad you like yours!

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  9. Ciao Julie and best wishes for 2011, I am back at last catching up on so much that I missed while I was away from the blogsphere!

    I am thrilled with the Sony eReader which I have had for awhile now, but it will never ever replace the printed page for me.
    http://lindyloumacbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/06/sony-e-reader.html

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