Re: Anybody have an e-reader?
I love reading, and the feel of a book in my hands. I also have a Nook, which does all it is supposed to do. The Nook is great for a small sail boat, as you can pre-load it with reading material and just carry/store that small item. Agree with previous posters that buying the e-books is not that much cheaper than buying a book. Yes, there are free/low cost books, but I find that they are not something I want to read, most times. The book I am excited about reading will cost 8.99 or something. However, the huge advantage is that Nook can be used to download tons of wonderful epub books from the local library! My library system is great, and I can browse and download from home and get very newly-published, well-written books. I can keep them on the Nook for 21 days and then they go "poof"... but, the library catalog is always available to me online, wherever I am. I find the font and screen of the Nook easy on the eyes. So, for now, I will combine reading "real" books and books on my e-reader... the best of both worlds. It doesn't have to be either/or, and for sailors, an e-reader makes a lot of sense.