Kindle…iPad…Nook and many other e-readers I don’t know the names are out in the marketplace and more to follow with the increasing e-readership. The choices can seem overwhelming with options and preferences.
I took the e-reader plunge and purchased the Barnes & Noble’s Nook. In comparison to the Kindle, the most popular option on the market, there’s not much difference between the two from price [$259] to book price [which varies depending on the book]. Like much in life, my choice came down to personal desires.
With the Nook, I liked the touch screen * and the weight and feel of the gadget in my hands. I didn’t get the chance to test out the Kindle before buying. However, there were a few more things about the Nook that clinched it for me. * touch screen shown picture below
Time for confession–Instead of shoes in my closet, mine is crammed with books from floor to ceiling and four mass-market paperback deep. I purchase a great deal of books. So I need something that can hold a lot. And both the Nook and Kindle hold the same amount of books [1500 books]. With the Nook, though, I can add memory with a Micro SD card like the one used for digital cameras. The extra memory will certainly held me with my living space.
Another reason I love my Nook is because I can replace the battery. As every knows rechargeable batteries lose their ability to hold the charge. So I won’t have to worry about the battery being useless while the thing still works.
All of us have lent books to our family and friends. The Nook has a Lend Me option. When you lend out a book, you can’t read it until the person “returns” it or 14 days later. I haven’t lent anyone anything yet but the option sounds good.
The final thing I like about my choice is that Barnes & Nobles have store locations. I can walk into any B&N and browse the stores. I love strolling the stores and seeing what is new out there instead of going through pages of online content. Finding a good book in the store is like a treasure hunt that I don’t want to lose.
I’m very happy with my Nook. I would recommend it to anyone. But much like other choice, it’s up to you. I hope I helped with a choice is necessary.
Happy readings, all!
4 thoughts on “So Many Choices…”
Big congrats! Enjoy.
I'll probably break down and buy a nook or a kindle sometime in the future…I'll keep your observations in mind when making a choice.btw, your blog is lovely. It's real fun. Glad to have found it; good luck with your writing as well.
I've had my Nook for a few months now. Love, love, love it…except I'm going broke because it's just too easy to buy books on it.
I love my Kindle. I have v. 1, so we have an SD card, but our card can expand our memory or even play mp3s loaded on it through the device. We also have rechargeable and replaceable battery. The only thing cool that I wish the Kindle had was the touch screen stuff. Other than that, I still love my Kindle (which buys books wirelessly).