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hpgurly12
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Wanting to get a Nook, but wondering if it's right for me, and how I'm going to raise the money

So I love to read and I'm in the process of raising money by babysitting, doing various chores, and etc. But now that I have been looking at the kindle as well I wonder if the nook is right for me. Any help?

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I have been debating Kindle sense it came out. Then the Kindle 2. Never much interested in the Sony Reader. Then the Nook came out and I spent more time doing comparisons.  This is what finally gave the Nook the edge, despite being a 'newer' (i.e. generally considered buggier) product:

 

1. I could go into B&N and see, hold and play with the Nook.

2. The battery is replaceable

3. I can add an expansion card

4. I can add my PDFs--I have a ton that I create both for work and grad school.

5. I have been able to redownload all the eBooks I had over at fictionwise for my elderly rocket reader to the Nook

6. Project Gutenberg

 

The only negatives I have so far are:

 

1. I cannot organize My Library or My Documents

2. I cannot figure out how to get the Adobe reader formats to work--YET

3. The touch screen is a little finicky AND I have long nails, makes hitting the right button difficult sometimes

 

 

So for me, the Nook was overwhelmingly the right choice.

 

Ruth--PaisleyCat

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PollyAnnaPH
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I too did a lot of soul searching before deciding on Nook.  In addition to all the things that Ruth mentioned don't forget the ability to lend/borrow books.  Not all title have this feature but it's still one more positive for Nook.  I love mine. 

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I have got to say that I felt the same way when I ordered my Nook.  I have family that have a Kindle, so I am a bit familiar with it as well.  HOWEVER, I have never regretted for one second getting a Nook!  It is one of my favorite electronic necessities!

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Hi, I have been debating back and forth between a Kindle or a Nook. Last February I tried the Nook at my local Barnes and Nobles and found the page turns to be rather slow. However, since the last upgrade, I tried out the Nook again and it was much zippier. I plan on getting a nook in a few weeks after I graduate from College and will have more time to read for pleasure. 

 

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hpgurly12
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thanks! this makes my decision much easier and today I learned how I could download ebooks from the library and this makes my decision much easier

also, I am fairly new to the "my B&N" community and suprised at all the feedback I am getting so thanks to all who replied to this message

 

 

 

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hpgurly12 wrote:

thanks! this makes my decision much easier and today I learned how I could download ebooks from the library and this makes my decision much easier

also, I am fairly new to the "my B&N" community and suprised at all the feedback I am getting so thanks to all who replied to this message

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the community!  If you would like more information about or help with the NOOK, there are NOOK boards here as well.  :smileyhappy:  You can find them here: http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/eReader-and-eBook-Boards/ct-p/eBooks

 

The first two on the list are specifically about the NOOK, the eReader board is about the B&N eReader software for the computer and other mobile devices, and the last is the ebook discussion area.

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Here's a link to cnet's latest review of Nook:

 

http://reviews.cnet.com/e-book-readers/barnes-noble-nook/4505-3508_7-33786175.html?tag=mncol;lst;1

 

I've always found them to be objective and reliable, and they give a fair comparison with Kindle. 

 

I opted for Nook for the reasons other people have given here, and have been very happy with the choice.

 

Have fun! :smileyhappy:

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I think the best selling point for the nook is that the store employees can actually fix most issues there in the store.  You wouldn't have to send it off to be fixed!

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I got a Nook for Christmas and use it LOTS!  The only problem I have is the side edge keeps cracking.  It's right at the place where you turn forward a page.  Otherwise great.