For the past few months, I have been eyeing up the Barnes and Noble book reader called the Nook...
There are countless book readers available these days, but it seems like the Nook and the Kindle get the best reviews. The Nook actually beat out the Kindle in several comparison tests. I haven't had the opportunity to play with either one in person, but I am a sucker for reading lots and lots of reviews.
Anyway, the price tag on this beauty is $250. I have never seen it go on sale, nor do I expect it too. And that price is just for the reader. That doesn't include the price of all the books I would want/need to get started using it. This of course doesn't take away from its "cool factor". I am a tech junkie (thanks to my mom) and I am always such a sucker for these new gadgets. I spent the better part of 2 years contemplating whether or not I should get an iPhone and now that I have one, I don't know if I could ever live without it :-)
So the real question here is...could I live without a book reader? I know there is an iPhone app book reader as well, which is another option. Its just that the phone is sort of small and I am not sure I could sit and read a whole book on it. But then again, finding time to read a book in general now is a little tough, regardless of how I am reading it. But there is something so awesome about the fact that you can decide to buy a book, purchase and download it in under a minute, and then get started reading. And even though I love the smell and feel of a real book, I am sort of running out of room in my office for them. Someday, I would love to have a library in my house but lets get serious....that day is probably not going to come any time soon...if ever. So what is the point of collecting all those books to store in your house? This seems so much more convenient to me.
Anyway, I am not by any means rushing out to buy this thing. But I am constantly trying to think of fun things I might like down the road...like for a birthday perhaps...and I just wanted to get other opinions. Do any of you own a book reader? Lynne...I KNOW you have to have one so you better comment :-) For those of you who do have one, do you think it was worth the money? For those of you who are lusting after one like I am, what is stopping you from buying it? Any insight would be much appreciated :-)