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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Interview With a Nook Owner

I have had the pleasure of quizzing a friend who recently purchased a NOOK from my banner ad here on my blog. She was very enthusiastic about it, and had spent some time exploring it before she left the country on a trip. Travel was her main reason for getting an e-reader. She knew it would be much easier carrying around a lightweight Nook, than a paperback.

The first thing she made clear is that the Nook is made for people who read books. That is quite a compliment because book readers are very picky! She likes that the page of the Nook book she is reading doesn't look different from a printed book page in the sunlight. It is not glossy, or backlit like a computer screen. 

A choice of screen savers are offered in the Nook, and she really thinks highly of the black and white etchings of famous authors (it is her favorite screen saver). Another plus is the hysterical introduction to the Nook by Dave Berry. She says that alone is reason to buy it. Some of the useful features that come with it are:
  • highlight passages or words
  • take notes
  • bookmark
  • check the meaning of a word in the handy dictionary (genius)
  • listen to music while you read!
I definitely want one after seeing hers. She also checked out and compared the Nook with other e-readers, and found it to be the best value. She chose the mid-range priced Nook that has wi-fi, not just 3G, and not the color Nook. Also, the Nook plays nice with libraries. If you have a library card and they offer e-reading, you can download a book online, just like if you were to physically take a book out at a library. Not all e-readers allow for that feature.

She was able to download quite a few free offers that aren't too shabby either - they came with her purchase. Feel free to click on the link and explore the NOOK world.

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