Kindle...iPad...Nook and many other e-readers I don't know the names are out in the marketplace and more to follow with the increasing e-readership. The choices can seem overwhelming with options and preferences.
With the Nook, I liked the touch screen * and the weight and feel of the gadget in my hands. I didn't get the chance to test out the Kindle before buying. However, there were a few more things about the Nook that clinched it for me. * touch screen shown picture below
Time for confession--Instead of shoes in my closet, mine is crammed with books from floor to ceiling and four mass-market paperback deep. I purchase a great deal of books. So I need something that can hold a lot. And both the Nook and Kindle hold the same amount of books [1500 books]. With the Nook, though, I can add memory with a Micro SD card like the one used for digital cameras. The extra memory will certainly held me with my living space.
Another reason I love my Nook is because I can replace the battery. As every knows rechargeable batteries lose their ability to hold the charge. So I won't have to worry about the battery being useless while the thing still works.
All of us have lent books to our family and friends. The Nook has a Lend Me option. When you lend out a book, you can't read it until the person "returns" it or 14 days later. I haven't lent anyone anything yet but the option sounds good.
The final thing I like about my choice is that Barnes & Nobles have store locations. I can walk into any B&N and browse the stores. I love strolling the stores and seeing what is new out there instead of going through pages of online content. Finding a good book in the store is like a treasure hunt that I don't want to lose.
I'm very happy with my Nook. I would recommend it to anyone. But much like other choice, it's up to you. I hope I helped with a choice is necessary.
Happy readings, all!