To Be Read…Eventually

I fear that my TBR pile is growing, turning into the paper equivalent of the Blob. Some books have been on the shelf for almost three years. That doesn’t stop me from putting down cash for new ones or heading to the library for others.

I suppose I should join Books Anonymous, BA. I’m Mageela and I’m addicted to books. I become excited when I enter a bookstore or the library. So much knowledge and entertainment existing in the world that I want to soak up. There’s a quote, “Wear an old coat and buy a new book.”
That’s how I pretty much run my life 🙂

The worst is the choice that has to be made when I must decide which book to read. They are all so interesting. Each one seeming to be a shiny jewel that I chose by doing my-mother-said. Other times by the feel of the book in my hand, the sound the paper makes when I flip a page or the print or if my eyes can stare at my Nook.

The choice are difficult ones that don’t affect the world but can us, the reader. Every reader decides in their own way, how do you choose?

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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!