Thursday, October 22, 2009


The announcement of Barnes and Noble's e-reader, nook, really had me take a hard look at why I don't have an e-reader yet. I checked out all the specs, and thought really hard about what I would like, and then realized I want one.

I want one badly.

My husband suggested that I check the other e-readers on the market. He is much more sensible than I when it comes to things I want, and I am the same way for him when he is being the same condition. So, I researched for hours about all the different types, specs, upcoming models, and so on. I knew PDFs were a big deal with me. I wanted great navigation. Music players weren't necessary, but would be fun. What did I find in the end?

I still want one badly. Without much hesitation, I put my pre-order in for the device tonight and even picked out a nice case that I can hopefully fit a little notebook in.

See, I want an e-reader to help me edit my stories. With the PDF capability, I am able to upload my novels onto the nook. I can highlight different parts of the text and use the notebook to take notes. I think I am going to do this with the first two drafts of something and then go back to my printing a paper version.

I also want to use the nook for research. I have some books that are out of print and hard to come by that I found online somewhere in PDF format. Now I can use the reader to gain access to them, as well as read free e-books that no longer have a copyright on them (like Jane Austen books).

I don't know how I am going to get through until the end of November/beginning of December for this device. What a great reward for doing National Novel Writing Month, right?


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