Daily Archives: August 27, 2010

Nook vs. Kindle vs. Novel Which e-book reader should you buy?

Hello…My name is Lisa and I am a Bookworm…

I love to read, and have wondered about ereaders-which is best?  The Barnes and Noble Nook? The Amazon Kindle? Or Pandigital’s Novel?

I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.  ~George Robert Gissing

I never thought an electronic E-Book Reader would work for me.  I am a book addict, I collect books and just the musty dusty book smell in my favorite vintage bookshop can make my heart skip a beat.  I thought I would look into ereaders and see what they were all about.  I went to try out Barnes and Noble’s Nook for myself and read review after review at C Net.

There are so many pros and cons out there that it really boils down to what you are trying to do with your reader and which features work best for you.

I chose Pandigital’s Novel and I will tell you why.  I love to read at night-and you can change the text from day reading to Night read-which flips the background to black and leaves text white so you need no additional lighting to read.  You can change the font or brightness to suit you. It may not work as well on a sunny beach as say the Nook (but it has not stopped me). It comes loaded with a great dictionary-tap the word in question and Novel’s dictionary pops up and  will define it.

I am graphics oriented and love that the touch screen is Full Color-so magazines and pictures are full color.  It holds your music and photos, video-whatever you want.  A main selling point to me is that it compatible with Barnes and Noble stores so you can download books in under a second.  The Novel is Wi-Fi ready!  You can surf the internet or email on the virtual keyboard.  You can also lend and borrow books via lendme technology. It has expandable memory and can literally hold thousands of books!

I love my Novel and can not imagine life without it now.  I have not experienced any problems with it being too slow-it has *so far* run great!  I do not see it ever replacing my beloved vintage books or collected favorites *but* it is unbeaten in quickly providing “snack books” and it even has the ability to download Free books from B & N!

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.  ~James Bryce

A good book should leave you… slightly exhausted at the end.  You live several lives while reading it.  ~William Styron, interview, Writers at Work, 1958

Books are portable Magick…

Go lose yourself in a great book!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!