Friday, November 18, 2011

eReader.

*GASP*
two posts in ONE day?!?!?1

its true.



I'm thinking of asking for an eReader for Christmas. Or just saving up for one myself.
Have we talked about how much I love to read? 
No? Well I love to read. Like, I'm obsessed. I eat books. 
Emily talked about how some people just devour books, and I'm one of those. I read cover to cover in a day or maybe two if I have some socializing or showering or general living to do.

Anyyyyyways. All this to say, now that grad school is seriously dying down and I only have one class next semester, the return of leisure reading is in my near future. And I want an eReader. I've held off for a long time, but I think they are too awesome to deny anymore. 

Soooo...any tips?


Which is better? The Nook? The Kindle?
What are the pros and cons?
Basically, I'm cheap. So I want one that is most compatible with checking books out from libraries or getting books on the cheap somehow. That's how I roll.

Do you have one? What do you love? Hate?
Help a girl out!

  

4 comments:

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I don;t have one myself, but I usually check CNET for stuff like this, to see what they reviews and comparisons are.


*Erin

Judy said...

I have a nook like the one in your post. I got it awhile back, right before they lower the price (always my luck!). I chose it over the Kindle because I'm able to borrow e-books from my local library and read them on it - I'm not sure if the Kindle can do that or not now. One of my friends got the new nook that doesn't have the color screen at the bottom and I might like that a bit more, but mine works just fine. I also like that B&N has free Fridays on their blog - free book every week, in addition to what's free on their site. Happy shopping!

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

Thanks for the shout out friend! :)
1 class next semester?!?! What WILL you do with yourself?!

I say kindle. kindle kindle kindle. I have one (obviously!) and LOVE it. G-man loves his and now I got my mom wanting one.
They're great. Just great. I know you can borrow books from other kindle users and they have shared libraries available. PLUS they have free books all the time. AND now if you're a prime membership w/Amazon they loan you books for free. Like new books. Pretty darn cool.

I'm partial (if that wasn't clear) and I don't like the nook only being through barnes and noble...maybe it isn't, but I like having Amazon (because I love them) as my go to for books.
Let us know what you get

Emily at Amazing Grapes

Gretchen said...

I read a review of these in real simple.
The most important thing is to make sure that you get the one that is like a natural book for your eyes, rather than a backlit one that reads more like a computer screen. If you get one of those, it will strain your eyes like staring a screen all day.

I wish remembered which one was which...

google it?