My husband surprised me with a nook for my birthday/Valentines Day. Although I adore my nook, I love my husband more. The fact that he strayed from our usual twenty-dollar gifts made me all the more excited.
Back in February we attempted to do a joint vlog and showcase my nook; however, Regis & Kelly we are not. Well, we could be if I stopped eating for a year and dyed my hair blond, but that’s a little extreme for February.
Our vlog turned into an argument, in the vein of the Honeymooners, over if we should sit or stand, whether or not I included too much chatter, and the fact that FringeMan was just plain grumpy that day. My son, our videographer, captured it all on my camera.
That’s the perfect vlog, I thought.
Then, thinking I wouldn’t want the video, my son pressed delete.
Our one good take gone at the touch of a tiny fingertip. No matter. My son’s not tall enough to be our camera man any-whoo. From his vantage point, he captured our sinus cavity and way too many nose hairs.
So now, only in May do I show you the nook. I didn’t think I’d love an e-reader as much as I do, and I really, really do. I know all of the disadvantages of not having a paper book in my hand – the feel, the smell of ink on paper, the stacks cluttering my house; however, for me, the advantages are worth giving up the paper.
A few advantages as seen by me:
- I can slip this one, journal-size book into my bag and carry an entire library in my purse.
- I can borrow e-books from my library system.
- FREE books.
- Faster reading – I know how nerdy this is going to sound, but I never realized how much time is wasted turning pages.
- I can read in bed without flipping on a lamp.
- On this particular e-reader, I can read books, magazines, and newspapers, but I can also listen to music, play games, and surf the web. With all the apps available, it’s becoming more like an iPad each day.
- This baby will read books to your children. Yes, I know, I know…an electronic voice cannot replace a mother’s warm embrace. But, there’s nothing wrong with sitting your two year-old on the couch with your nook while you jump in the shower. Just be certain you disable your credit card before he orders every book in the Library of Congress.
- I can underline, highlight, take notes, and look-up words while I’m reading.
- It’s a toy for grown-ups. That’s the bottom line and I love it.
So thank you FringeMan! I love my nook (Barnes & Noble did not pay me to say that. Although they could! I take cash or check.)
What do you think about e-readers?