So my wife and I and have been going back and forth on whether she should get me a tablet for Christmas. She got a Samsung a few months ago, and lately I’ve been playing Mah Jong on it. The reason for this is simple. I’m either too tired or there’s too much noise/distraction/interruption to try to read. (The concentration with simple games and reading is different; that’s all I can say.) I don’t want a tablet because I don’t want to read on a backlit screen. I do enough of that either at work or on my phone if I’m reading to kill a few minutes while I’m waiting in line or something. The game playing thing is usually a sign I need to get more rest and/or have less stress in my life.
I have a first generation Nook. What decided me on that rather than a Kindle is that B&N is only a few minutes from my house, so if there’s a problem (which has happened), I can get help from a person fairly quickly.
For quite a while I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a Nook Glowlight. They’re light. The screen refreshes faster. They have a touchscreen. I can read in a dark room. And most importantly, the battery has a much, much longer life.
I’ve gotten to where I don’t read on my Nook much because it takes too long to scroll through things or change between the nookbook folder and the Documents folder which has all the things I’ve sideloaded. Yes, they are in separate folders on the original. But mainly, I don’t use it as much as I used to because the battery life is so short. I don’t like having to put it back on the charger so often. Like before I’ve finished reading. But, hey, waddaya expect? It’s first generation technology. Continue reading