I am not ashamed to say it. When it comes to reading material, I am old-fashioned. In this era of e-books, apps, Google books, ereaders, and whatever else is out there (or might be by the time I finish writing this post), I believe there is nothing like a real book. There’s something special about opening a newly acquired volume and beginning to read. And, as anyone with children (and grandchildren) can tell you, it’s a high point of the day to cuddle up with little ones and share a delightful picture book.
When I received a Nook on Mother’s Day, I was touched by the thoughtfulness of the giver, and began exploring. I bought some books, enjoyed reading articles, and found the ability to read reviews and download excerpts a valuable selection tool.
However, it was not until I discovered another capability that I really began to love my Nook. Even if I am not near a computer, as long as there is a Wi-Fi connection, I can go online. No more does my husband have to wait for me to finish, nor I for him. I can take a break from reading and check out what’s happening in cyberspace without moving from my comfy bed. Last night, when my daughter and I were discussing possible birthday gifts for my grandson, it was easy to check out what’s available. Yes, this confirmed bibliophile is now also a Nook fan. Now, if only I could connect the printer to it…
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