When I got home from vacation, this little beauty was waiting for me!
Nook Simple Touch with GlowLightI've owned a Nook for years. With all the traveling I do, it's become incredibly efficient at keeping a whole library of books in an incredibly small piece of equipment. Plus, after looking at a computer screen all day, the last thing I want to do as part of my relaxation is stare at an iPod or other back-lit tablet screen.
I love the Nook, I love the e-Ink technology and I've grown to love my library of books more and more.
A friend of mine works at Barnes & Noble and he was able to test out some of their more recent devices. I actually got to play with their Nook Tablet. I wasn't impressed and it didn't really have what I valued most in my e-reader. But when he told me they had a full-touch-screen version of the Nook AND one that had lighting so I could read it in darker places (I know what you're thinking...but it's not BACK-LIT!), I knew I had to own one.
Can you see it glowing around the edge of the screen? Even just a little? It's hard to photograph that.
Then, of course, I needed a cover for it...mostly to protect it in my luggage and PC case as I tote it all over the World.
This one by Jack Spade was my favorite.
I couldn't be happier!
Current ReadingRight now, I'm reading an amazing book. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon. The writing is stellar and the plot-line is just brilliant (so far...I'm not that far into it).
I also just finished reading The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I can check that off of my New Year's resolutions, and I enjoyed reading all three books. I can't say that I highly recommend this series...the writing is rather sophomoric and the author uses a lot of very tired writing techniques to try and add excitement to the story, but I'm still glad I read it.