Earlier this month, my parents gave me a nook for my birthday, the Barnes & Noble e-reader with the color touch screen at the bottom.
So far so good. I love the ease of use. I love that I can sit at B&N and preview books for free. I read a whole short story for free one day while sitting there waiting for one child's guitar lesson to be finished. It was a new Sookie Stackhouse story from Charlaine Harris, part of an anthology I'm thinking I might need to buy... I bought and read the third book of the Millenium trilogy without having to pay hardcover prices or wait for my turn on the library waiting list.
Best of all, I was able to purchase MOCKINGJAY with just a few clicks, no lines no waiting.
But. There are drawbacks.
Halfway through said MOCKINGJAY with Katniss in the midst of battle, while I'm sitting in a parking lot at a soccer field miles and miles from home waiting for son's practice to be over (lots of waiting time in a mom's life).... the nook decided to surprise me.
It summarily informed me that the battery was too low to continue reading.
"Plug me in," the device whined.
And turned itself - and MOCKINGJAY - off.
Paper books never whine about low batteries.
(You can be damn sure I'm fully charging the darn whiny nook before tonight's soccer practice.)