Library Books and my NOOK

You know what I love? I love being able to “check out” digital copies of books onmy NOOKcolor. I think this is so cool! Go to OverDrive and type in your zip code. Then, the site will direct you to where you can find your library. I am able to be on the waiting list for 5 books and I can have 3 books checked out at once. I don’t think there is a limit to how long my wish list is. When a book is available, I get an e-mail. Then, I download it to my computer and side load it (using my NOOK’s usb cord) to my NOOK. I’m already on my third library NOOK book.

 

2011 E-Book Challenge

I’m a bit late to the party, but I’m joining this challenge. I haven’t used my NOOK much because I’ve been getting ready for Books on the Nightstand event next weekend, but after that I’m back to my NOOK. For more information or to join check out The Ladybug Reads.

COMPLETED — AUGUST 18, 2011

I’m joining at the addicted level which is 12 books.

  1. Looking for Alaska, by John Green, 178 pages, January 25, 2011 (e book)
  2. A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness, 587 pages, May 7, 2011
  3. Chelsea, Chelsea Bang Bang, by Chelsea Handler, 147 pages, June 3, 2011
  4. Listen, by Rene Gutteride, 350 pages, NOOK
  5. Mockingbird, by Kathryn Erskine, 130 pages, June 5, 2011 NOOK
  6. The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt, by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, 144 pages, June 14, 2011, NOOK
  7. Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland,  191 pages, July 16, 2011 NOOK
  8. One Crazy Summer, by Rita Garcia-Williams, 157 pages, July 19, 2011 NOOK
  9. Sugar and Ice, by Kate Messner, 275 pages, July 28, 2011, NOOK
  10. The Reservoir, by John Milliken Thompson, July 28, 2011, 291 pages, NOOK
  11. The Grimm Legacy, by Polly Shulman,  336 pages, August 8, 2011, NOOK
  12. Girls in White Dresses, by Jennifer Close, 190 pages, August 18, 2011, NOOK
  13. Columbine, by Dave Cullen August 28, 2011 NOOK
  14. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Lacks, 362 pages, September 25, 2011
  15. The Night Strangers, by Chris Bohjalian, 400 pages, October 2011, NOOK
  16. Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, 391 pages December 22, 2011 NOOK
  17. The Last Werewolf, by Glen Duncon, 331 pages December 29, 2011 NOOK

I Love My NOOK!

Back in January, I jumped into the e-book world. I was a bit nervous but I’m so glad I did it! I love my NOOKcolor. I can’t get over how much I love using it. There were two things I worried about before buying the NOOK: would it be hard on my eyes and would I be too distracted by the device to enjoy the books.

First, I have to tell you that reading on my NOOK is easier on my eyes than reading a regular book. I love how easy it is to adjust the size of the font, the line spacing, the background color, font color, and the font itself.  Just tap the center of the screen and the font menu pops up. It can’t be any easier than that!

Next, I was amazed how quickly I forgot I was reading on an e-reader and just lost myself in the story. The e-reader started to feel very natural after just a few pages.

Some of the features that I love are the highlight/notes and dictionary look up. When reading, it’s so easy to mark a passage that you want to come back to. Click on the start of the passage, drag the highlight with your finger. You’ve just highlighted! You can then tap on NOTES and type in a note that connects to that highlighted passage. I can’t believe how often I’ve used the dictionary look up. If you come to a word you want to look up, you just press on it and tap on the LOOK UP option.

I’m still in the process of reading a bunch of “real books” for the Books on the Nightstand retreat in April, but I can’t wait to get back to my NOOK. I think this weekend I’ll be treating myself to a new e-book. I just need to decide which book to get!

Thanks to everyone who offered advice and suggestions in the process of getting my new toy. 🙂