Sunday, August 28, 2011

I'm still loving my Nook e-reader

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!

9 comments:

Sonya said...

Oh I would be so stressed if I had to read a book in two weeks. lol Sounds fun though. I don't know what swagbucks is but I've seen people posting they got them on FB. Ya'll have a good Sunday. We are getting ready for church (the new one) and leave within the hour. I'm goofing off for 30 minutes. lol

Angela said...

I like the library feature, too, but one thing that always gets me is that when a book I've been on hold for comes available, it always seems like I'M not available to read it. Putting that 2-week limit on something I have to read right then takes the enjoyment out of the whole process.

Having said that, though, I absolutely love that little nook.

Carolg said...

What are Swagbucks? Sorry but thats something I've never heard of before, I don't think we have them in Europe.

Carol

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

For the most part I've enjoyed the free books on my Kindle. I love the fact that I no longer have stacks of books laying around the house. I read so much that over the years I'm sure I could start my own library. Glad you are enjoying the nook. Either one is a great investment. Hope your Sunday is a wonderful one.

Lindie said...

Do you check in with your Nook on Fridays for their free book? I have several from that.

darev2005 said...

Still haven't gotten the hang of reading e-books. Bothers my eyes something fierce. Maybe when i get new glasses next year it will be better.

Astaryth said...

I adore my Nook also! Next time you check out a library book though, look around. I can check mine out for up to 7, 14, 21 or 28 days. My library uses Overdrive, but my understanding is that most libraries are using this service. Check it out. It takes a lot of the pressure off if you have a little extra time. I always check my books out for 28 days, then, if I finish early, I 'return' the book. That way the next person gets a chance at it as soon as I am done :)

Donna said...

Astaryth, I just went and checked. Two weeks is the maximum length of time I can keep a book.

Cindy Caudle said...

I love my nook. I find the free books and download those. I used the nook a lot this summer.