Convince me to buy a Kindle


I bought a Nook a few years ago and I have loved it. It’s basically my favorite thing in life. However, sometimes the things we love hurt us.

Because I have an older version of the Nook that doesn’t connect to the internet (other than the Nook store), I have to download library books on my computer and transfer them to my Nook via Adobe Digital Editions. When it works, it’s easy. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work. On several occasions I get error messages for no apparent reason. I discovered a fix for it in the past, but after trying it several times last night, it still wasn’t working. After much tears and prayer, I decided to try it one last time and it fixed it. I am feeling pretty fed up with the whole thing, though.

Only poor bookworms can understand how important it is to have access to library books. And only poor bookworms with major anxiety can understand how important e-library books are. I don’t want to go through this experience again, so I am really thinking it’s time for a new e-reader. I thought about a newer version of the Nook, but I have read that some of them have had lots of problems with getting books from Overdrive so it might be time for a Kindle.

I don’t want anything fancy, so I’m not interested in the Kindle Fire. I prefer it not to be backlit either, as it kind of hurts my eyes. So, my questions to you, that I really hope I get some responses on, are:

  1. What model of Kindle do you have?
  2. Do you get library books on it? If so, have you had any problems with it?
  3. Do you pay for Kindle Unlimited? If so, have you found it to be worth the money? And if you are familiar with the type of books I like, do you think it would be worth my money?
  4. Have you used any other brand of e-reader? How do they compare?

I’m very hesitant about switching from Nook to Kindle, so if you love your Kindle, please convince me why I would too.

Adobe Digital Editions + Nook Help Needed!

As much as I love actual physical books, I love getting books on my Nook. I bought my Nook specifically with getting books from the library on it in mind. I’ve been able to download books and read them on the Nook for years, but lately I’m having an issue. Once it’s finally my turn to download a book, I download the epub to Adobe Digital Editions and then copy it to my Nook. When I go to open it in my Nook, I get the following error.

“This book has been returned. Loan not on record.”

However, I can still read the book in ADE and in my library apps. It still shows up on my Borrowing page on the library website, but no matter how many times I try to remove it and download it again, it doesn’t work. A week or so ago, I was able to get it to work by restarting my Nook a couple times, but now it’s not working. I’ve been trying to look it up online and have found that other people have had this problem, but not one site has an answer to actually fix it. I made a new forum entry and sent tweets to both Adobe and Nook, but haven’t gotten an answer yet.

Can anybody help me? I am so, so frustrated about this right now. You all know how cheap I am, so I really depend on the library to read all the books. I’m kind of tempted to go buy a Kindle just to fix this problem.

***UPDATE***

After spending hours going through the forums I FINALLY found a fix for this. For anyone else that might have this problem, I’ll share: I uninstalled the latest version (it was 4.5 I think?) and downloaded version 3.0. Then I unauthorized the computer and Nook and then re-authorized. Then I downloaded again from the library and moved it over to Nook and Voila! It opened on my Nook just fine. I can’t even tell you how happy this has made me!

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Things I Am Thankful For

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the Broke and the Bookish, is: Top Ten Things I Am Thankful For (could be bookish or not — up to you).  I decided to list my Top FIVE Bookish Things I’m thankful for.

NOOK Simple Touch

1. My Nook. I love it. So many books I can get without ever leaving my house. And it fits in my purse and I can take it everywhere.

2. Library E-books. For my nook. Or on an app. Free books!

Rainbow Rowell  Attachments   Fangirl

3. Rainbow Rowell. She writes amazing books that I love.

Origin (Lux, #4)

4. Jennifer Armentrout. She gave us Daemon Black.

5. Book Blogs. Starting my own book blog has introduced me to so many other blogs that I’ve gotten countless book recommendations from.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Top Ten Tuesday: Things that make your life as bloggers easier/better

I decided to join in the fun and do my first Top Ten Tuesday, sponsored by The Broke and the Bookish.

1.Good Reads: – This just makes life easier in general. Since I have a tendency to forget things, as soon as I see a book that looks interesting I immediately add it to my To-Read shelf on Good Reads. It’s also amazing for keeping track of how many books you’ve read (so far this year I’m at 102), as well as what rating you gave it, how many pages it is, etc.

2. Other Bloggers: I’m still pretty new at all this so seeing other people’s blogs definitely gives me ideas and motivation to make mine better. I’m also loving all the reviews on new books I need to read.

3. My Nook! I love my Nook. Don’t get me wrong, I still love having an actual book  in my hands, but the ease and portability of an E-reader is just wonderful. Also, getting e-books from my library is basically my most favorite thing in life.

4. Memes: When I first started I was only going to do straight up book reviews, but I really enjoy the flexibility to do more. They’re also a great way to discover new blogs!

5. NetGalley: A site with free advanced copies of books! I’m still just kind of getting into this. I’ve gotten 3 great books so far: The Bone Season, Unseen, and Hollow Bones – which is next on my list after I finish the series I’m on.

I realize this is only 5 things, but it’s all I can think of at the moment. It’s my first Top Ten Tuesday, I’m easing into it.

A to Z Survey

A to Z Survey is sponsored by The Perpetual Page-Turner.

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Charlaine Harris – the Sookie Stackhouse series (13 books)

Best Sequel Ever:

I don’t know about ever, but Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins lived up to the hype.

Currently Reading:

I just finished something and am getting ready to read another library book, I’m not sure which one yet.

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Cherry Coke Zero or Water are my two drinks.

E-reader or Physical Book?

I have a Nook and I LOVE it, but when I actually buy a book, I miss having the hard copy on my shelf. I usually go for Nook Books, though.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

Peeta Melark. No explanation needed.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I heard about this book forever and wavered back and forth about it. I finally broke down and bought it. I loved it and passed it on to everyone in my family and they all loved it – including both my parents. My sister also became a staff writer on the largest Hunger Games fansite: http://mockingjay.net/

Hidden Gem Book:

Below the Root by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. The first – and by far my favorite –of the Green Sky trilogy. I read this is a kid and then again just this year and it’s amazing. I don’t think I came even close to understanding the underlying themes of it when I was a kid.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

Downloading a Nook App for my iPod. It really got me reading again, after years of not doing it.

Just Finished:

Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld.

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

I generally don’t like Non-Fiction. Or Historical Fiction that focuses on real life people. I have a hard time reconciling make-believe conversations and circumstances of real people.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

Fragments by Dan Wells – 564pages. It could’ve been about 300 pages less.

Major book hangover because of:

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It took me a long time to decide if I loved or hated the ending.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

3. One of them contains movies, though. And I’m counting my Nook as a bookshelf. It has over 200 books on it that I don’t own in print.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.

Preferred Place To Read:

My couch.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

I don’t know really know about this one. I’ll go with a quote that describes the moment I fell in love with a character:

“Everything is becoming so shabby these days. So lacking in worth. I just don’t like feel joining the trend.” – Fenton Wood-Lacey turning down a hook-up in The Passing Bells by Phillip Rock

Reading Regret:

Breed by Chase Novak. I looked forward to it for a long time and it was just weird and a letdown.

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):

The last book in the Passing Bells series.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

YA. I’m almost 30 and some of my favorite series are YA reads: The Hunger Games, Divergent, Shatter Me, Lux.

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

At the moment, Allegient by Veronica Roth.

Worst Bookish Habit:

Downloading almost every free book I come across. I have over a hundred in my Nook I haven’t even looked at.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

I used my Nook “All Books” shelf – The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick. One of those free books I haven’t looked at yet.

Your latest book purchase:

Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay