Monday, February 07, 2011

Looky, Looky, Looky, Here Comes Nook(y)!

I love to read. This is not new information for anyone who knows me.  I got a Nook for Christmas and am still adjusting to the e-book reader thing because I love the feel and smell of a real, hardback, too.  Alas, my ever-shrinking bookshelf space is the reason I have transitioned to this new format.  The e-Ink is an awesome way to read on the screen and it doesn’t make my eyes tired.

I have read eight complete books on my Nook and 2 issues of Reader’s Digest and I have to say I am loving it. I have read the following books since Christmas:
  • Young Adult books--Matched by Ally Condie a great dystopia, teen angst novel about society matching you with your perfect match to preserve society, Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigani is a novel about a high school girl who is sent to boarding school under duress, but discovers herself and filmmaking in the process.
  • Children’s book--The Sixty Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone is a wonderful children's novel about the 68 miniature rooms at the Chicago Art Institute and two kids' exploration of the rooms and the history they represent.
  • Inspirational--The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews explores great ideas from leaders of the past and how these ideas can lead to personal success and The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber is a fluffy, fun Christmas novel with a happy ending.
  • Non-fiction--Living Large by Sarah Zoe Wexler was mentioned in Parade magazine a few weeks ago and I was intrigued by the subtitle so I downloaded it and read it. It is an interesting look at why America prides itself on being bigger even when it is not necessarily better.
  • Mysteries--Roast Mortem and Holiday Grind by Cleo Coyle are great cozy mysteries about The Village Blend coffee shop in NYC. These two were fun reads during the holidays.
And I have about five more novels to read  that I have bought and several essays waiting to be read that I get to download for free when I am in Barnes and Noble. I am not sure how my Nook will continue to change the way I read, but I am excited about the journey.


Kathryn Trask said...

I love ereaders. I bought a Kindle3. Kindles only became available in New Zealand last year. Now I can read books at the time they are published if they are available to us.
I am a happily ever after reader mainly. So I like authors like Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Suzanne Brockmann to name two. I like Adriana Trigani too, so must check that out.
I like ereaders for same reason, my bookshelves are very full!

Laurie said...

I will have to check out those authors, too, Kathryn. Thanks for suggesting them. What do you like the best about the Kindle?


Lydia Schultz said...

I'm a fan of mysteries too--I've read the Cleo Coyle ones. I also like the tea shop mysteries of Laura Childs. Usually I read more historical mysteries, such as Margaret Frazier and Alan Gordon. I've been curious about how the ereaders work for serious readers, so thanks for the insight.

Kathryn Trask said...

The best thing I like about the Kindle is that getting the book is immediate. It clicks to the next page quickly and its easy on the eye to read. So I love it. However I still have heaps of books to read that are still in the hand. Also professional books I tend to buy as actual books, many of them aren't on Kindle and besides I am always looking them up etc.