Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Getting Used To The Nook

I have to say, it is taking some time to get used to reading books from my Nook. I'm not sure why. Maybe I'm just an old fuddy duddy, but it does feel slightly different from holding a book in your hands.

So far in the last month or so, I've read about 6 books on my Nook. The rest were all print books. Still I think I'm getting better.

I haven't made an ebook purchase yet though. All of the books I've read are either the freebies I get from Barnes and Noble classics or the ARC Galleys from Net Galley.

I guess I'll know I'm a total convert to the Nook when I can bring myself to buy a book that isn't bound.

Does that make any sense to you? 

I do know one thing, I like the Nook better than reading books on the computer. That is a royal pain in the butt!

So to those of you with eReaders, did you make the digital transition with ease or do you still feel like you are missing something by not having a bound book in your hands?


Jessi E. said...

I have a nook, and I do enjoy reading books on it... But with review copies and library books and trying not to buy books 24/7, it really cuts down on the books I can read on the nook.

Jeremy said...

When I got my Kindle I instantly fell in love. But I will still read print books also.

Tony D said...

I like my nook. I have actually purchase about three books for it...to be honest, I think it's a crock that ebooks = huge savings. Maybe if you buy a ton of hardbacks as soon as they're released, but even then if you have a discount card you can get close to the ebook price...plus B&N doesn't accept the discount card for ebook sales. But...It is nice to have all those classics B&N made for free lately. I generally read about 1/2 & 1/2 (ebooks & real books). When I read my nook, I miss the 'feel' of the real book and the flexibility (trade paperback is my favorite format). When I read a 'real' book, I miss some of the nook features - dictionary look up, linked annotations, etc. One other thing I like about the nook is that the e-ink page is easier on the eyes than the printed page when reading outdoors in bright sunlight. No more reading headaches!

Nikki - Notes of Life said...

As you know, I've got a Kindle and I read it with ease. It's easy to hold and the e-ink screen is wonderful to read from.

Of course, I'll never give up my beloved paperbacks and hardbacks, but hopefully this Kindle will help keep the evergrowing piles of books managable!

Jennifer-Girls Gone Reading said...

How do the Netgalley books look on your Nook? On the Kindle they are pretty small and sometimes difficult to read.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I've not had much problem with the Net Galleys using medium font, though the paging is sometimes odd, but otherwise no problems.

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