...but I do love my physical books. I lovvve them, the way they look on my bookshelf, holding them, flipping each page as I read, thumbing back to a particular scene; after reading on my Nook I can definitely say I prefer holding a book in my hands.
I also love my Nook.
I love that I didn't have to leave the house to buy Anna and the French Kiss. I also love that I downloaded a bunch of classics onto it (Shakespeare, Dumas, Austen, a bunch of others) for free. I don't want these books removed from my bookshelves, but I like that I can carry them with me anywhere I go.
If I'm at home, snuggled with blankets on my reading couch, YES I want to pull down my musty copy of The Complete Works of Shakespeare and bury myself in A Midsummer Night's Dream... but it's lovely that I can now enjoy my favorite books away from home.
I have to admit, I'm excited to use the Nook's lending feature... I have a couple of friends that either have a Nook or an iphone Nook app. Apparently a book can be lent out once, and it will leave my library and go into theirs for two weeks (or vice versa). Then it automatically comes back to me! I don't have to worry about my ebooks going MIA the way physical ones tend to..... *eyes gaping holes in bookshelf* *sad sigh*
Reading on the Nook:
My first experience reading on my Nook book was great!
It wasn't perfect though.
Often-- quite often-- the touchscreen wouldn't turn to the next page until I'd tapped it four or five times.......touchscreens always do that to me, I don't apply the right pressure or something, GAH! It's highly annoying on other forms of technology, but when READING-- ugh, horrible!! There was this one scene, and the characters were about to maybe-possibly kiss and I couldn't get to the next page!! It was sheer. Agony. I kept thinking, "ARGH!!! I'd have turned the page by now if this were paper!! Respond, touchscreen, respond!!!"
I don't know if anyone else has touchscreen issues. Maybe that's just me *grins*
Another issue: it's not really possible to thumb back to a scene. I don't do that often, but sometimes, like if someone else is discussing the same book I'm reading, I would normally hold my place in a physical book and flip back to the scene they're talking about. Now I can't. Anyway, it's a minor thing, and honestly if I love a book that much I'll get the physical book. Reading a physical book feels more fluid.
To sum up, so far, my Nook feels like a fun way to read books:
a) books that are probably not my Keep-Them-Forever books. I have vast quantities of romance and fantasy novels that I can see falling into this category, and now I won't have to feel guilt about what to do with mountains of books that I don't necessarily want to keep.
b) books that might be Keep-Them-Forever books but I'm too excited to wait to go to the bookstore (in which case I might end up buying the book twice, after it's out on paperback-- I'll do this for Anna and the French Kiss).
c) books that I want to conveniently have in my Nook to read when I'm away from home. These will probably be classics, since they're free ;) Or books I want to take on a trip, I imagine.
In conclusion, I'm excited about my Nook! It brings me a new way to read stories *happy dance* Books are my very favorite, so this is a definite win.
What are your thoughts on ereaders? Will I love my Nook as much in a few months? Will I still love my physical books more?