I got a nookcolor last month as an early birthday present and I LOVE IT!
I wasn't sure how I would like reading books digitally versus actually having the book in my hand, but I don't mind it. I love a fresh book with a solid spine...cracking those first pages...the smell of a new book...All of those things I thought I'd miss by having an e-reader, but surprisingly enough, I really love reading digitally. I think I read quicker too, which I've heard some people feel they read slower.
Plus the convenience factor is awesome. Typically I would buy all my books through Amazon. I'd get $25 worth of books in my cart and then check out. Every once in awhile I would go to Half Price Books, but mainly I'd buy them online.
Now with my nook, when there's a book I want, I can browse for it, buy it, and download it right then and there. Within seconds I have a new book to read and that, my friends, rocks. Now I have to be more mindful of what I'm spending, but it's still totally awesome.
As long as I have an internet connection, I can browse the web too. There's games and even downloadable apps for it. One reason I really wanted the nook color, besides being able to have color, is that you can download children's books that can be read aloud to the kids! Way cool.
I also love that I can get the nook app on my iPhone, so if I happen to forget my nook at home, I can still read whatever books are in my library on the go. Great for lunch breaks and doctor's waiting rooms! It's also great for reading in bed - no bedside lamp needed :)
The battery life on this is a lot better than I expected too. I read a lot of the weekend in my spare time and all through my lunch break today and I still don't need to charge it. I highly recommend this bad boy if you're in the market for an e-reader!
Well you know if I had something like an e-reader that I would need something CUTE to keep it in. And we all know I wouldn't buy one...
So I give you my nook carrier
I lined it with minky so my screen is protected. It's so convenient and it keeps my nook safe. I made it at the beginning of last month when I first got it. (Before I put up my sewing machine.) Love!
Do you have an e-reader?