The nook Thus Far

Melissa Getting Published asked that I let you guys know how I’m liking my nook and also, why I even went with the nook.

There’s all these e-thingys, why choose the nook? The answer is really simple. Maybe I should preface this by saying that I am the perfect consumer. If I had had the money to buy a Saturn Ion back in 2005, I would have. Solely because they had the MOST AWESOME COMMERCIALS.

Basically – I am obsessed with anything Barnes & Noble. I worked in the stores for about five years in high school/college. My local B&N is a place I frequent way regularly. I love anything and everything to do with the place. I was stupid against e-Readers until the nook came out and suddenly, I was all over wanting to own one. That and I got an amazingly good deal on a refurbished 3G nook that could not be passed on.

How’s it going so far? Okay. I’m in the middle of a REAL BOOK, so I haven’t been carrying it around. But I downloaded a bunch of free stuff – B&N is currently offering different classics for free each week – and it works really nicely and looks great. I sort of wish you could adjust the lighting on the main screen because I was hoping to be able to read in the dark with it. But, reading in the dark is really just a thing I like to do and otherwise, the screen looks like a real page and is super easy on the eyes.

I’m currently in the middle of figuring out how to “purchase” e books on bn.com and transfer them over to my nook. I started going through all of the free Google Classics that B&N offers – there are so many! I’m working through them alphabetically and I’m 400 titles in and only on C. Just “bought” Count of Monte Cristo. Since they are seriously just scanned pages available for free, I don’t think they’ll be formatted as nice as the B&N classics, but that’s okay with me.

In a couple of days, I’ll be utilizing the Lend Me feature of the nook to borrow Mockingjayfrom a friend. When I put up my review, I’ll also review the ease of the feature for you guys. And I’ll also check back in once I’m a nook pro to let you know how I like it and what I would change, if anything.

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One Response to The nook Thus Far

  1. Melissa Gill says:

    Thank you so much for the info. I think that's cool that you're a super loyal customer. I also profess a deep love for B&N, even though they are a "corporate giant". I really want one of these e-book readers. You should see me at the gym trying to fumble with my book stand and my 400 page book. I can't wait to hear more about your experience!

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