Monday, May 3, 2010

Book Update- Kindle vs. Nook

Recently I posted about reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls for my MOPS book club. One of my blog world friends posted a comment that I should also read another Jeannette Walls book called Half Broke Horses.

I enjoyed Half Broke Horses but think I liked Glass Castle a little more. It was neat to see how they connected however. Thanks for the recommendation Charla!


Last night I started Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner. I have read and enjoyed several Jennifer Weiner books so I'm really thinking I will probably love this one as well.



Another thing about Charla is that she got a Kindle for Christmas. I have really been thinking a lot about getting one of these fancy pants reading devices. Hubby said I can use some of our tax money to get one for myself because he knows how much I love to read.

So, recently I have been looking into the differences between an Amazon Kindle and a Barnes and Noble Nook.





I have read articles comparing / contrasting the two, looked through reviews, and thought and thought about them.

The thing is... I don't purchase books very often. Usually, I get my books at the local library. I also look for several books at garage sales.

The last two books I got from the library- Half Broke Horses & Best Friends Forever are each $10 each in e-book form. That is $20 I could save instead of buying the books.

So now I am torn...I really want one, but don't want to spend the money on the books because I would buy books all the time!

Do you have an eReader? Which one do you have? What do you think of it?

2 comments:

  1. I've thought about the Kindle ever since Oprah said it's the best thing EVER. . .I am not sure . . . There's something to that nice feeling of tangible pages. I did give in and start listening to books on CD, so maybe someday I'll like the Kindle. Have read Glass Castle - wonderful book, so is Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner.

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  2. I love to read and it would be great to have all my books on one little electronic device. But I'm like you - I usually check out my books from the library. I am not about to spend $10 a book every time I need a new book to read! Good luck with your decision.

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