Monday, May 14, 2012

The Post Where I Talk About My Nook

I'm revamping the book challenge a little bit. I'm having w-a-a-a-a-a-y too much fun with my Nook Tablet, so I'm continuing the NookBook selections into May (speaking of... I have two reviews to post). And then I'm taking the book challenge out of a month to month format. I'm still sticking with my so-called "genres", because they're fun and that's where the challenge part comes in. How many can I read in a row without getting bored? We'll find out!

I'm finishing up the current NookBook for the book club read and then I'm moving on to Trashy Romance Novels. I have three or four Kresley Cole books on my shelf, I've been watching Charmed re-runs, and my personal love life is falling apart so I'm totally ready for mindless, supernatural trashy romances.

I've been trying really hard not to gush about my Nook Tablet... but ohmygosh... it's AWESOME! It's epic! It's legen - wait for it - dary! (Before Charmed I watched six seasons of How I Met Your Mother. Can you tell?) Of course, the awesomest thing it does is read books. And plays Plants vs. Zombies. And connects to the Internetz. So things that I like / don't like:
  • At first I didn't like the backlight. I'll be honest. I hated it. Now I've gotten used to it and learned how to adjust the brightness depending on the situation... it's so nice to be able to read during a two hour roadtrip at midnight. Or, you know, lying in my bed at 4 a.m. unable to sleep...
  • I don't like that navigating isn't as intuitive as my Nook WiFi was, but there is a great video tutorial that I can access any time any where.
  • Apps. What can I say? I have Plants vs. Zombies installed on my computer. I've been known to hijack The Spawn's Nintendo DSi to play the game... so when I saw the app for PvZ... I was sold. There are a lot of free apps, which have kept The Diva busy during long shopping trips. Or when I need five minutes to go to the bathroom. Alone. Apps are cool.
  • I don't like the page turning. The swipe, tap, easy touch feature is cool the first few times you do it, but is very sensitive and becomes annoying. I don't like that when turning pages I always have to use my right hand (or hold my left hand in front of the page that I'm trying to read, which defeats the point of continuous reading). With my Nook WiFi, I could turn pages back or forward from either side of the reader. With the Nook Tablet I'm stuck turning the page on the side in the direction I want to go (forward: right, back: left). 
  • I don't like the DC charger. The plug folds in - which is great for traveling, but makes it really hard to actually plug into the wall. It's a pain in the ass to get plugged in without it folding. I finally committed an outlet solely to my Nook just so I don't have hassle with it.
  • I LOVE that my Glamour subscription comes with a free Nook app (for Nook Tablet or Nook Color only), so that every month the new magazine automatically downloads. I still get magazines in the mail for those articles that I may want to refer back to. I wish more of my magazine subscriptions were that cool.
Okay, these are just a few things that come right to the top of my head when people ask me for details about my Nook Tablet. Overall, I seriously love the thing.

If you have a Nook or Kindle (or any other reader), what do you think of yours?

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