Sunday, December 12, 2010
The First Year with my nook
Yah if you don't know what a nook is that might sound not right...nook (mine is the first generation on the right). January 31st 2010 I got my nook. I was so excited I'd been wanting one since the previous November and finally got it for myself. The reasoning behind me getting an electronic reader was that I am a weird book reader. I usually have a book in my purse, a book in my car, a book in my desk, a book in the living room and a book by my bedside, Bruce can totally attest to this. I am usually reading 6 or more books at once- I like to have a fiction option, non-fiction, bio, short stories or sci-fi to chose from at all times. That's a lot of books to carry around so an e-reader just seemed like the logical choice. I went with the Barnes and Noble one because B&N is my FAVE bookstore, and I really only buy books online when they're textbooks so the Kindle didn't really interest me. But to each their own...
I raced home from La Cantera, opened my nook, turned it on and waited for the magic to happen! Pride and Prejudice, Little Women and Dracula were already loaded onto the nook under the "Barnes and Noble Classics Series" heading. Then there were a lot of free books you could chose from.
The books I read this year on my nook from Barnes and Noble were (in order):
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Accidental Billionaires (book The Social Network was based off of)
A Little Bit Wicked (Kristen Chenoweth bio)
It Sucked and Then I Cried (dooce book)
Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
Eclipse (yes I own the hard backs, what's your point? needed to reread it before the movie)
Breaking Dawn (no good excuse really, I think I was bored in an airport)
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro- READ THIS)
Shit My Dad Says
The Toaster Broke So We're Getting Married (might have been a free book or maybe I just liked the title)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Hunger Games (READ these too! So good- thanks Taylor)
Catching Fire (I loved them so much I read then in August and again in October)
Mockingjay (They're that good!)
My Horizontal Life
I Love, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti
Wow looking back on the year it looks like I was really into bubble-gum books. In my defense I didn't really want to read heavy stuff while on the cruise in Greece...The Chelsea Handler books were hilarious so I had to read all of them. I did take some flack for downloading books I already owned, but my nook fits so much better in my purse than a 450 page hardback book and if I get tired of one book I can so easily switch to another!
Another great thing about the nook is you can download countless classics from Project Gutenberg its this huge archive of books in different digital formats. I downloaded the entire James Joyce library for free!!! I haven't explored the Gutenberg press as much as I could but there are tons of great books in there for free that I hope to get next year. My nook also has the internet and games and the ability to be an mp3 player but I really just use it for books and the occasional Sudoku game.
Now my nook didn't take the place of paperback books for me at all I still read real books. In the Spring I was making my way through all of Alain de Botton's books, on Valentine's I always reread his "On Love". Almost ever summer I reread an Orson Scott Card series, this year I reread both Ender series with the new edition Ender in Exile. So my nook wont replace all the books on my shelves its just a nice portable library I can take wherever I go and one that can constantly grow.