Random thoughts on books, libraries, fleeting obsessions, mommyhood, food, and life in general.
Getting me some Nook-ie
Here I present my new love, my Barnes & Noble Nook. As a librarian who will always love the feel & weight of a printed book in my hands, it took me awhile to warm up to the idea of the ebook reader. I find I am now almost embarrassed to say how much I love my Nook. If you're willing to spend a little bit of money, less than the cost of a hardcover, to get the book you want to read right now, this is the thing.
I bought a Nook instead of a Kindle because it combined eInk technology with color touch screen navigation. Not that I don't ever buy anything from Amazon, but I just felt better about patronizing a bricks & mortar bookstore. And, best of all..... Barnes & Noble sells the cutest Nook covers like my snazzy Jonathan Adler one.
So far I've downloaded The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Help, Mockingjay, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and the newest by Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel. (Can you tell my reading tastes are rather eclectic?)
Re: this last title, I literally woke up this morning and said to myself, "Oh, didn't Clockwork Angel come out yesterday?" I tapped the little "shop" button on my Nook, searched for it, and downloaded it via wifi all in a matter of five minutes. Completely addicting!