Friday, December 17, 2010

Kindle or Nook?

I did it. I broke down and bought myself an eReader. Skeptic to Believer in the amount of time it took to download a free copy of Pride and Prejudice...Umm, like 20 seconds! Awesome, amazing, and soooo cool.

A lot of women are tempted by chocolate. Not me; I'm allergic. Books are my vice. Let's just say the "man cave" never came to fruition. But my hubby will be celebrating now. No more bookcases. I'll be holding my entire library in the palm of my hand.

Don't get me wrong; I still love paper books. Always. But 'tis the season for a grown up gadget.

So, which eReader was it? The Kindle or Nook? I researched and read reviews for hours. I held them and even smelled them. (Odorless! Which is probably a good thing).

In the end I chose the Nook. Ohhhhh, how I wanted the Kindle! It was lighter (by 2ounces) and fit in my purse. I just liked it. But, the Nook had one major advantage.....drum roll......I could check out library books. That rocks! And I can purchase ebooks from other companies, not just Barnes & Noble. Whereas, with the Kindle you can only purchase from Amazon.

I love my Nook! I'm reading several books at the same time, and they're always together. I spent the extra $50 for the 3G version and can download books or search Google anytime, anywhere. Way, way worth it. I searched for "free" books today, and there were 183,000 title to choose from. Insane.

'Tis the Season. And I'm soooo happy!