I own a Kindle. My husband owns a Nook. You can see where this is leading…
The other day while Hubby is reading his Nook, he nonchalantly mentions, “I read your Twitter stream yesterday.”
“Oh,” I say, feigning innocence. I know where he’s heading with this line of conversation.
He gives me that side-ways glance—part mischief, part “I know what you’re up to and you can’t fool me.”
I switch on my Kindle and continue reading “In the Spotlight” by Ann Mauren. I’m at a juicy twist where the heroine’s ex-main squeeze appears on the scene while new main squeeze is watching in the wings when Hubby interrupts.
“Seems to me you’re tweets are skewed towards the Kindle.”
“Really?” I say, straight faced.
“If you don’t mind the Nook’s screen glare?” he accuses. “Or how about, and I quote ‘Nook hands down.’”
Okay, I admit, he got me. I did reference the Nook’s screen glare in a not so pretty light, bashed Angry Birds, and unfairly promoted the Kindle. So in order to keep the peace I’ve agreed to highlight some positives about Hubby’s Nook. Here goes:
- You can browse by book covers. I’m a big fan of cover art, and you can’t beat big, beautiful color.
- You can play Angry Birds while waiting to pick up your take out.
- There are more sorting options for book browsing.
- A virtual keyboard versus regular takes up less reading space.
- Ability to lend books to friends…but come on, fourteen days and one lend? Is that really a benefit?
- Oh, yeah. It’s touch screen. But I think that’s just showing off.
So there you have it. A few of Nook’s prime benefits over Kindle. I hope this means Hubby will concede to picking up dinner…after all, he can play Angry Birds while he waits.
I had a rather long debate myself on choosing an ereader, but ultimately I rolled with an iPad despite being on a tight budget. With it I can read Nook, Kindle, all million of my emails, get my blog and writings done and still play angry birds ^ ^ I do have the screen glare in sunlight though =(