Taking the E-Reader Plunge…
As far as e-reader’s go, I held off for a long while, not because I didn’t want one, but because I wanted to see which one readers’ had the least problems with and could do what I wanted, like download the growing e-library I already have on my PC. Many of these books I won in contests, but haven’t read because I can’t get past the first chapter while sitting at my PC.
I want to curl up on my sofa or stretch out on a lawn chair in good weather for pleasure reading. Sitting at my PC feels too much like work, since I spend my afternoons writing, typing and promoting my books. And while I love print books, I end up with a houseful of used books that I struggle to get rid of. No one seems to want my cast offs anymore.
An e-reader would be a great help in that department, as well.
I haven’t had my NOOK very long, but already I’ve learned how to download books from my PC—as easy as saving a file on a thumb drive—and I’ve read a sample chapter on the NOOK and like the screen. It’s as close to reading a print page as I can get, plus it automatically saves my place. And B&N has just lowered the price considerably. So, if you've been holding off on taking the e-reader plunge, now might just be the time.