Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Reading on my Nook

Two years ago I took the plunge and purchased a Nook Color. And while it is already seriously out-of-date as a tablet, it still makes an excellent e-reader. One of the reasons I decided to go with the Nook versus the Kindle was the in-store reading option. I've read several ebooks front to back while sipping tea at the brick-and-mortar B&N about a mile from my house.

Since buying the Nook, I've read a much wider variety of books than when I was just reading words on paper. B&N offers Free Friday selections each week, which has lead me to read a lot of books I might otherwise have passed on, including more than a few in the Christian genre (NOT my thing). The quality of most of the free books is of a lower caliber than I usually prefer, and sometimes the ebooks are so bad I've abandoned (and deleted) them almost immediately. Others I start and don't get sucked into, but leave in my library for a second look at a later date. Right now I have in the neighborhood of 60 unread titles in my library. (The read ones have been moved to the archive.)

I still love reading on paper, but having my Nook with me gives me lots of choices at any time. At some point in the future I would like to get a real tablet, but for now I'm making do with my Nook Color. And reading yet another free murder mystery... Maybe I'll take a break after I finish this one and read a paperback with more substance...


Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I'm having trouble getting into the habit of using my out-dated iPad as a reader.

Unknown said...

I love reading on my ereader. It has meant more options, more books, more time to read. I love love love it.