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Yup, still awake.

I'm still LOVE LOVE LOVING my Nook eReader. I hadn't been reading as much the last few years when I stopped going to the library regularly. Then I got Kindle & Nook apps on my iPhone and started reading a little more before bed. But now, I'm just chewing through books!

A big part of this is the fact that I can check out books from the Hennepin County Library to read on the Nook. And they keep adding more and more books! Last time I raved about the awesomeness of HCL about 1.5 months ago they were up to 5500 ebooks. Now they have almost 8300! Heck, I've got over 600 tagged in my Wish List so whenever I finish what I'm reading I can always find something new that's available.

I was thinking about doing a 50 books challenge this year to read more, but I don't think I need too. Because I can easily keep a record of what I've read, I know that I've already read 31 books this year. Since that means I'm averaging over 10 per month, that means I'll probably have over 120 for the year. Heck, I've got 4 days that I'll be in a minivan in May. That alone will probably be a dozen books... (Don't worry, I don't expect that I'll be stuck with much of the driving. Reading + Driving = Bad Idea!)

Also, my Nook will be very pretty soon. I've uploaded this image to Decal Girl to use for a skin for it.
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I also uploaded images/skin templates for my iPhone and my laptop. I really love the quality of Decal Girl's stuff, but their prices don't allow for me to use them for resale. What I really need to do is just apply to their artist program and hope they like my stuff. When I get the skins and make everything pretty I'll take pictures.

And now, it's bedtime. I've got a book or two to read that are just calling my name!

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beanbeans
Mar. 20th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
That's so, so cool. I've been longingly looking at the Nook every time I'm in a B&N store because my library has ebooks for downloading, too. Sounds like your library is really bringin' it for you. AWESOME! :D
hellziggy
Mar. 20th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
The library is the main reason we went with a Nook and not a Kindle. That, and we got it for $50 off on Black Friday. :)
If you are thinking about getting one, B&N is doing a refer a friend program right now where if you buy it using a referral link I get a $15 eGift card. It's only though ordering online though, so no instant gratification of getting it in your hands at the store.
whimsywinx
Mar. 20th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
A Nook is on my tech wishlist, along with iPhone, iPad and new computer. You're so lucky.
hellziggy
Mar. 20th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
Rick was the one who wanted to get a dedicated eReader, while I thought an iPad would be better. I have to say, he was right with this one. I still absolutely covet the iPad and really want one, but I just really can't justify the cost. Some day...
We've got the most basic nook – the wifi only one – and haven't felt like we needed one of the spendier ones. I'm mostly transferring books downloaded from the library so I wouldn't even be using 3G much anyway. Keep an eye out for sales because the price sometimes drops below $100. We got ours on Black Friday, and I've also seen it for $80 on a woot-type site.
snowcalla
Mar. 20th, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
Ahhh...another Nook lover. I don't go anywhere without mine. I love checking out books and downloading all the free books. There are so many things I love about the Nook!!!!
hellziggy
Mar. 20th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
Originally Rick & I were going to just share one, but when he saw them on sale for only $80 we bought a second one for him. He doesn't use it nearly as much, but he could never pry the one we had out of my hands!
snowcalla
Mar. 21st, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
Yep - Tracy has one too....and I'm getting Justin one for his birthday. All of them are one account so when one of us buys a book, it's loaded on all of our nooks.
dakegra
Mar. 20th, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
does your nook play nicely with .mobi books?

And do you have dropbox?
hellziggy
Mar. 20th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
I believe that I can use calibre to convert .mobi files to epub.
And yes, I have dropbox.
dakegra
Mar. 20th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
just emailed you. :-)
hellziggy
Mar. 21st, 2011 07:29 am (UTC)
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illuminated_sin
Mar. 26th, 2011 04:57 am (UTC)
I don't know anything about the Nook, really, so I don't know if yours is the color version or not, but if it is, you can make it into a tablet computer.

FWIW, I just read about it here if you want to investigate:

http://digitaldollar.edublogs.org/2011/03/14/ipad-dream-at-realistic-price-the-250-android-tablet/?sms_ss=facebook&at_xt=4d8c0ee5e7f7f422%2C0

I am so NOT tech savvy, but anyway, I thought it was a neat idea, and a lot cheaper than the price of those iPads (OMG I CANNOT BELIEVE THEY COST SO MUCH! WTH?!).
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