Okay kids. I did it. I bit the bullet and bought an e-reader.
This was a big deal. I have been (and still sort of am, frankly) anti-ebook. I just haven’t been able to get into them. I love my physical books! The way they feel, look, and smell is something that just can’t be beat.
So why did I cave? A few reasons. 1. I’m about to go on my third business trip this month and packing multiple books takes up precious space in my carry-on. 2. My tiny ~900 square foot apartment simply cannot hold more books. 3. (related to #2) The husband and I are planning on buying a house in the next year and a half and as much as I love them, moving books SUCKS. It is seriously the worst.
But why a Nook? Why not the industry-leading Kindle? I got close to buying a Kindle a few weeks ago but I had my reservations. I have a membership to Barnes & Noble which saves me 10% on each purchase. I also am a big dork and my credit card that I use daily is a Barnes & Noble Mastercard that gets me Barnes & Noble gift cards (no this post was in no way sponsored by B&N, I just love them). I’ve done a lot of research in the past few weeks because this was not a purchase I took lightly. I wanted to make the right decision. Nook Books are published in the .epub format which does not play nice with Kindles (they use the proprietary .mobi format) and I didn’t want to deal with converting every file to make it compatible with the Kindle, but I also wasn’t impressed with the original Nook GlowLight, so I was torn.
I had pretty much written off the idea of getting an e-reader at all until yesterday when an email popped up in my inbox – Meet the New GlowLight Plus! I was immediately intrigued and started looking into it. It is much more attractive than its predecessor and is even waterproof! Up until now the only e-reader to offer that is the Kobo Aura H2O which will run you $180. The Nook GlowLight Plus is $129 and I already mentioned that B&N members get 10% off. With my Barnes & Noble Mastercard that gives me 5% back on B&N purchases, this was looking like a really good deal. I’m excellent at talking myself out of things so I walked into the store today and said “I’m here to buy a Nook” and walked out with it before I could change my mind.
So with all that said, here’s the unboxing!
Here’s the front and back of the box. This thing is pretty tiny! Only 6.4 inches tall
Ouuu open box!
Here it is! The back is a pretty rose-goldish that reminds me of my iPhone 6.
Here it is with a standard-sized hardcover for scale.
They also had a decent amount of cute covers for sale already which is pretty unprecedented for such a new release.
And a few bonus shots of Elsa wanting to get to know the Nook too!
So what about you? Do you have an e-reader? How long did it take you to make the transition from paper to e-book?