Sunday, July 7, 2013
A couple of weekends ago Scott and I happened to take a few trips to Barnes and Noble for various reasons. As we walked into the store I oogled the Nooks--something I would have never done two years ago. I never gave e-readers a second look until I bought a discarded [and very basic] Kindle from my coworker. I've since realized that I really like reading on an ereader.
Sure I still love paper and I love the way the books look on my bookshelves, but there is so much ease involved in reading from a device. I can read laying down without having to have a pillow propping the book up, the comforter or quilt doesn't get in the way of my turning the pages, if I have to set the book down I don't have to worry about bookmarking my page...to name a few benefits. On the other hand, my Kindle is very basic and the biggest pitfall is that it doesn't have a light and I don't want a bulky carrying case that has a light attached. So sad...
So back to our trips to Barnes and Noble. Scott nudged me and told me that if I wanted one I should just get one. I know, I told him, but I'm not ready yet. He replied, Ok, but if you really want one I think you should get one! He doesn't have the same [self-inflicted] budgetary restraints as I have... A few days later he sent me the promotional email from B&N noting that the sale for Nooks has been extended. Get one, he urged me. Ugh. My husband can be so exasperating! (insert smirk here)
I wavered. And then I remembered that everyone else is doing it, and I've resolved to do more e-reading, and so I took the plunge. It was an absolute impulse buy without any research on my part. And I haven't regretted it for one second (ok, I might temporarily regret it once I get the credit card bill, but I did owe myself a little something, and it was on sale, y'all!).
How do I like my Nook? J'adore. Ok, there are a few things that I like better on my [very basic Kindle] such as the ability to jump to the next chapter/section quickly, but so far I'm very happy. It is a bit heavier than my Kindle but I can still hold it up with one hand easily and I can turn the pages without much effort. I was able to bring over all of my Kindle books (my mom also got a Nook and doesn't seem to be so lucky with her iBooks), and there's touch screen, and and and a light so I can read at night! I'm not tough to please... I can also surf the internet, if I feel so inclined (which I don't), and I'm really excited about the ability to borrow books from the library without first going to my computer. I just have to figure out how...
So, here I am excited about my new Nook. Desperately wishing that my 637 page Owen Meany was digital. "It's so heavy," I complain to Scott at night. But I've already downloaded my next book club pick on it (Life After Life if you're curious) and I'm just waiting for those times when I'm holding a newborn and can easily swipe to the next page of Outlander.
How does your ereading go? Are you still a paper kind of reader or do you find yourself like me slowly slowly slowly realizing the many conveniences of the little book device?
Have any fun plans for today? I'm desperately behind in Project Life so I hope to quietly hang out with Elle while working on printing and filing pictures. A lazy but productive day sounds good, doesn't it?