Wednesday, January 13, 2010

More Nookie

Who is that beautiful girl? It must be Nyx, all grown up and ready for college.

Hmm. Today I went to Barnes & Noble to see what the 'extras' are that you get if you go in with your Nook. Confetti did not descend from the ceiling when I walked in, that's for sure. I decided I didn't have enough chutzpa to walk up to the counter and demand coupons, so I read The New York Times, searched for Kristin Cashore's Graceling (no luck, only Fire) and left. Well, I did decide I'm going to force my ten year old to do a book report on Frederick Douglas but other than that, not much excitement.

Don't get me wrong, I love having an e-reader. That part I'm totally sold on, I just think the Nook was a little over hyped. But you're not going to catch me sending it back. :)


Stewart said...

You are supposed to get a free cookie when you bring it in the store!

Hey did the download speed issue ever get resolved?

Heloise said...

Yes, download speed seems to be resolved with firmware upgrade, and is now dependent on the cell signal. I don't think the thing does a great job of switching to my home wifi instead of cell network, but I'm too lazy to mess with it.

One actually piece of data in continued Kindle vs Nook; is that Kindle does not support epub format which is what public libraries are starting to use. :)