Despite my firm stance against eReaders, I finally caved and bought a nook. Thanks to a very generous gift, it didn't cost very much, and I have to admit that it's pretty slick. And while I've downloaded over 50 eBooks, they were all free.
What was the tipping point? Why did I finally decide to cross to the Dark Side (aside from the promised cookies, which I'm still waiting for)? Have to admit that NetGalley eARCs were the final push off of the fence for me. They have so many awesome eARCs available, and I just don't like reading books on my PC. I like to read curled up on my couch, and even a laptop is not conducive to a comfy reading experience.
So between the ever increasing availability of eARCS and the awesome number of eBooks I can borrow from my public library, I caved. I'm so ashamed! (not really)
The big test was a recent trip. Normally, I would fill up my backpack with several paperbacks. Bulky and heavy, I have to admit that books take up a lot of room. And if I'm flying? Fuhgeddaboudit! Too expensive in terms of both cost and packing space. Decided to take my new nook for a test run this trip and left the physical books at home. It was a win-win! The nook didn't take up much room, was lightweight, and I had a plethora of books to choose from! (word of the day = plethora) I even felt oh-so-stylish with the pretty cover I picked up:
One of the reasons I decided on this particular cover was because of the pockets inside. I went to the store and checked out all of the covers, and kept coming back to this one. It's the Jonathon Adler Punctuations Cover. Has a big question mark on the back as well. Love it!