Thanks to my Nook, I've read more books in the last month that I read in the previous two years. I've been surprised to find out that some of the free books really are good ones. "The Apothecary's Daughter" by Julie Klassen, is an example. I just finished it a couple of days ago and enjoyed it. It was recently featured as a Friday freebie, but I see it isn't free now.
Thanks to the fact that I use Swagbucks as a search engine, I've gotten over $40 worth of Nookbooks free; I trade in my Swagbucks for e-gift cards and buy books I wouldn't otherwise spring for. Most Nookbooks cost $10 or less, so I'm loving my Swagbucks.
If you haven't read "Water for Elephants" and have a Nook reader, it's only $5; it's one of my favorite books of all time, and Cliff enjoyed it, too. I didn't download it, since I kept the paperback. .
The very first book I started reading on my Nook was Anna Karenina. I got to page 669 (of 1180) and then decided to take a break and read "At Home" by Bill Bryson, which I found quite interesting, even though at times I got a little more information that I would have liked (yuck).
Since then, I've read a couple of shorter books. I will get back to Anna Karenina, trust me. I've gotten acquainted with the characters and I want to see what happens to them all.
I've just started "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet". Excellent, so far! When I'm shopping for Nookbooks, I check the synopsis of the story and read a few of the customer ratings. Doing this, I have yet to be disappointed in a purchase.
Of course, I've read three or four library books on my Nook, too. I do get impatient waiting for some of them to become available; there's a waiting list for e-books, just as there is for real ones. Also, I've had some problem at times getting the library book from my computer onto the Nook.
Since I bought the Ipad, I have both the Kindle app and the Nook app installed on it. I still don't care for the backlighting, though. I prefer the actual e-reader.
Now, I know a lot of people say they'd rather hold a real book in their hands: something tells me they haven't tried reading an entire book on an e-reader, because I find it SO much easier to hold, and I don't have to worry about what to do with the book when I'm done.
However, if I'm at a garage sale and see a cheap book that looks interesting, I will buy it.
Meanwhile, I probably have enough books on the Nook to last me for two years, even if I didn't download any more.
It's been a good winter for reading: the current mess outside my window wasn't supposed to amount to anything, but it looks to me as if we got at least four inches of snow. Way to go, weathermen. You're all fired.