Thanks to everyone who weighed in on their experiences with various e-readers. It was such a tough decision. I waffled from one to the other, listing the benefits and disadvantages of each. What finally made me choose the Nook was that it had a lending library.
I've only had the Nook a few days, but I've done more reading in three days than I did in three weeks. I LOVE it. If I had known how much more convenient and pleasurable an e-reader would be I would have done this ages ago. I do not miss paper at all.
What I love the best is that you can size the font and it stays that way. No mucking with it more than once. And the bookmarks. Love that!
Please understand that I am a world class troglodyte. I do not embrace new technology easily. You should've seen me when Greg tried to get me to switch to CDs. There were tears involved. But this I love. Easy on my eyes and so incredibly convenient. I'm like a kid in a candy store. I want to read everything at once.
Speaking of Greg, he's been teasing me shamelessly that I'm now getting my Nookie without him. :grin: Yup.
My special thanks to LASR. If it hadn't been for their contest, I might never have taken the plunge. Thank you, LASR for bringing me into the 21st century.
Here are a couple of interesting Nook articles. The first link shows you how to copy your i-Tunes so they play on your Nook. The second article is from The Wall Street Journal and shows you how to do a hack on your Nook and turn it into an i-Pad.
I'd never do such a thing since it would invalidate the warranty, but the possibilities of what the Nook can do are intriguing. I guarantee you there's a market in creating a poor man's i-Pad. If B&N had the sand for such a gamble, I think they'd put one over on Amazon.
For now, I'm happy with my e-reader. I'm only sorry it took me this long to take the plunge. And now I understand what you guys were raving about.
Am I the only Luddite out here? Do you embrace techie stuff easily or are you more like me, dragged into the 21st century kicking and screaming?
I wonder if there's a support group for people like me.