I love paper book. I love they smell of them and the way they look lined on a shelf. I like turning pages and feeling the thickness of the book in my hands.
So naturally I felt a little traitorous when I began to want an e-reader. It took me a while, but finally I decided I really did want to try it out and Happy Mother’s Day to me! On Sunday I got one!
I got a Nook!
I’ve only had it for a few days. I haven’t tried everything I need to, but there are a few things I already like:
1. Easy access to a bookstore. Just click a button and you have a new book
2. Most of the classics are free or very cheap
3. I can increase the font size.
4. One page spread. I never knew how distracting it was to read a two page spread until I read on the Nook. I really like seeing only one page at a time.
5. I got this super sassy red leather case. So it’s like every book I read is red. I love red.
The only downer so far…I tried to download a pdf file from online and it worked fine, but I can’t increase the font size for that, and it was too small to comfortably read.
I haven’t tried to download one of google’s free books, nor have I tried the share features or borrowing an ebook from the library. I’ll let you know how that goes.
My first book on the Nook? THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I’ve never read it before, probably because I was perfectly satisfied with the movie, but wow, I am loving it! What a beautiful story!
I still love my paper books, and I will continue to buy them, but the Nook is just a way for me to have more. More, more, more! Everybody love more.
And I still think B&N got the name for the Nook from Dr. Seuss.
We took a look. We saw a Nook.
On his head he had a hook.
On his hook he had a book.
On his book was “How to Cook”
We saw him sit and try to cook
But a Nook can’t read, so a Nook can’t Cook.
What good to a Nook is a hook cook book?
-Dr. Seuss One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish