So Many Choices…

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!

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