Happy New Year, everyone!!
And I cannot even believe it! A last minute trip to see my sister, brother-in-law and niece and nephew this week resulted in the product that I have been drooling over since September! The Nook! And I got the new one - the Nook Color! My sister, the photographer, took the below pictures - visit her at Digital Graces!
I must admit - I did research on the various options out there, but I really had my heart set on the Nook, primarily because I liked the idea of being able to bring it into a Barnes & Noble store if I had a question on it and I could then talk to a real human being instead of having to mail it out someplace.
Here is the main reason I wanted an electronic device - I travel for work frequently and trust me when I say, The Historian hardcover is no fun to carry around through airport after airport when you're also lugging a carry-on and a briefcase.
But I worried about whether or not I could truly sit still and read from an electronic device and be as satisfied with this form of reading versus the actual feel of book and paper in my hands. The feel of the pages turning, the smell of the book. I thought I would hate reading an electronic version.
So I planned to download The Passage if I ever got something like this since I've read more than enough reviews on how fantastic it was. I figured this would be the book that would help initiate me into the world of reading electronically.
I absolutely love it! The Passage was just the trick to open the doors into this type of reading - and the Nook Color is fantastic! The colors are wonderful, and if there is a wi-fi available, I can just connect to it and jump onto any site that I want to, so it has a multipurpose function. It also has a bunch of extras already downloaded such as Pandora and Sudoku - so I don't think I will ever have a problem dealing with my travel again!
If you are brand new to an electronic device, make sure you download a book that you know will thoroughly engage you. It wouldn't have been wise for me to download a classic to initiate me into this e-reading world!
I also got a fantastic Nook cover as well with a wonderful quote from Sir Christopher Wren. "Choose an author as you choose a friend."
So on this New Year's Eve night, I will be celebrating with family and a fabulous book! I hope you all have a safe and Happy New Year!
Coffee and a Book Chick