Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Nook and Other Things

I will be honest here, I have resisted getting a digital e-reader ( such as Kindle, Nook, etc..) because honestly I love the event of reading a book. I have to occasionally question my resistance though, like when we travel. I always take 3 or 4 books with me and sometimes coupled with the weight of my lap top in my back pack it can get rather heavy. So, when Doug asked me if I wanted a Kindle or something like that I went to and Barnes and to look at both.

Now, the Kindle with the bigger screen is almost $500. The Nook, which I can use data cards with to expand storage of my e books is $259. Honestly, the biggest reason that I have not got one is the price. But Doug wants an X-Box 360, so he is willing to get me an e-reader.

I think that I am going to go with the Nook over the Kindle mainly because I can go into the store and hold it in my hand and when I am in a Barnes and Noble I can get free content. That is a huge plus for me. They also let you download screen savers to the Nook. Before I get one, like I said I need to actually look at it.

It would be easier to travel with a Nook or Kindle because I could leave the books home and take the much lighter e-reader with me. So we will see..

I am looking at Kaplan University maybe to transfer to because they have ‘seminars’ in their classes. I kind of miss those because you learn so much from your instructors that way. I like UoP but I am really disappointed in the caliber of instructors that I have had for my Bachelor program so far. I am not jumping so quickly I want some information though. Well, I am off to play Farmville! Ciao!


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