Book or Nook?

I’ve had quite a few conversations recently about books (paper copy) versus Nook (ebooks).  Last year, I finally made the leap and now own a Nook.  There are some great benefits, including the convenience during travel (no longer packing a few books for a trip), ease of use with the public library, saving a few trees with the “e” version of the book, and saving some shelf space at home. However, I think I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with my Nook (“hate” really being defined here as “challenged”).  🙂

I do like my Nook and love fact that it is so portable.  I find that I probably read more often  since I don’t have to cart around a huge book everywhere I go and can read a few pages at my convenience, but it will never replace my love for the books sitting on my shelves.  I love the look and feel of the different editions of the books and the different illustrations.  I also like the tactile feel of holding/reading a paper copy of a book.  While the Nook has its advantages, I do hope that it never completely replaces books or book stores, as I don’t know what I would do without them!  There is nothing better than spending an afternoon getting lost in a book store, paging through books or browsing used book stores for unique finds.

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