Thursday, January 14, 2010

Reader Paradise

It arrived today, and I am totally in love! I ordered the Nook back in December from Barnes & Noble. It was scheduled to ship on January 15, but it shipped Monday and arrived today - the 14th! There were instructions on how to unpack it, for heaven's sack! And they were totally necessary, too! Getting it out of the package was really the hardest part. Everything else about it has been easy peasy, so far! In fact, I just bought a couple ebooks online, touched the screen where it said "check for new B&N content", and the books were there! Just had to touch "download", and I was able to start reading. Nothing to plug in, nothing to connect. How amazing is that? It's like magic! (Okay, I know there is a simple explanation involving WiFi and all that, but it's magic in my mind!)

Now, I can take my happy little Nook with me wherever I go and look totally hip and cool while I read. And it's much lighter than carrying around a full-fledged book. Now, I admit that I went into this purchase rather blindly, so I am still finding out all the details about this little gadget. Turns out I can put pictures and music on it, too! And pdf files. So, if I have a crochet pattern that's a pdf, I can load it on the Nook and carry it with me, too!

My next plan is to design a comfy little cozy for my new friend! Just gotta pick the perfect fabric!


ajoeynamedroo said...

Interesting to read your experience with the nook...I seriously thought about getting one, but somehow, I can't bring myself to abandon scribbling notes in the margins of much-loved copies of my favorite novels. I have a feeling that one day, I will surrender!

Anonymous said...

I don't see myself ever being able to give up the tactile experience of a book - flipping the pages, the scent of the paper... I'll be interested to see how you like it as you have more time to become familiar with it. E-books have always been an interesting innovation. I just hope I never see the day they replace my lovely printed and bound books. :)

Hearttohearts said...

I'm so jealous! I want one of those!

Nancy said...

Awesome! My hubby has a kindle but I need my own now...I want a nook :)