Barnes and Noble has come up with a new-and-improved Nook, but I'm very happy with the one I have; I hope it keeps on ticking for years.
I don't spend money on books; for the most part I read library books checked out here at home. The only way I "buy" a book is when I use the Swagbucks I've earned doing Internet searches, and of course, that costs me nothing. At present I have 860 swagbucks; when I have 1,200, I'll be able to purchase an e-book from Barnes and Noble. When I get a book in this manner, I try to make sure it's one I really want and might want to re-read someday, because it will be on my Nook forever if I so desire.
One drawback to checking out library books for an e-reader is that there's a waiting list for popular books, sometimes a very long one. For instance, "The Help": I put a hold on it weeks ago; I'm now number 5 on a list of 103 people. Wow!
Another drawback to checking out library e-books is that you can only have four books on hold at one time, but I'm about to take care of that problem. When we went to get a library card, I told the lady that we didn't two cards; so we got a card in Cliff's name. Next chance I get, I will also get a card in my own name. That will make a way for me to have eight books on hold at one time. This wouldn't be necessary if it weren't for the lengthy waiting lists.
Right now I'm number one on the lists for "The Lincoln Lawyer" and "A Big Little Life", so there's a good chance I'll have two books to read at once; but of course, I have to have them read in two weeks' time, because after that time the books magically return themselves to the library!
I just finished "Up From The Blue" and couldn't put it down. I love reading a book that makes me want to keep on reading until I reach the end!