Friday, April 29, 2011

Kindle or Nook?

I've been going over the list of books I want to read and it's a little overwhelming. Where do I start? Which one should I get? And it made me think of how easier it would be if I had a Kindle, or a Nook, or an iPad (since it uses both Amazon and B&N book stores) and I could just buy it right then and there. I like building my own library (yeah I'm a nerd :P) So that's probably one of the down sides of an e-book reader. Also I like the tangibleness of books.

The Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook have this lending books feature but it's only for people who have the same product, so Kindle and Nook users can't share. They both offer wi-fi and a huge collection of books as well as free samples. They both last about 10 days.  Sheesh, this is tough.

I don't even want to think about getting an iPad because I don't really have the money.

So what do YOU think I should do?

23 comments:

  1. stick to paper books cause its classy

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  2. I own neither, but my freshman roommate as an undergrad swears by his kindle. Also, he wholeheartedly recommends the kindle.

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  3. I think if you want it just for books and thats it, go with a kindle. But if it were me, I'd get the nook color so I could run honeycomb on it.

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  4. I hear the Kindle is superior for books, because of the type of screen. My dad actually got a Xoom tablet to read stuff, as well as do other things a tablet might do.

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  5. really, stick to books. how lazy are people to stop turning pages these days?! Down with all this iPad rubbish.

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  6. i've never heard of either. I much prefer books, stick with those. Im building a personal library too, and when I stop moving around I'm going to have a huge library of all my books.

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  7. My mom has a nook and really likes it so i'd say a nook :O

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  8. ive always liked the idea of getting a kindle ( i would be down to buy one in a second if i could have all my school textbooks on one)

    for some reason though, ive only seen like ONE person carrying one. They dont seem as popular as they should be... or maybe its just a coincidence that ive never seen anyone with one..

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  9. The Nook is better designed than Kindle, and the books are cheaper.

    The Kindle has a larger selection of books if you count the official sources. The Nook is however capable of downloading books from sources other than the B&N store.

    You can run the Kindle App on an iPad, iPhone and Mac, so if you ever wanted to read your books on another device, you have those option.

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  10. i prefer kindle because amazon is awesome.

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  11. there's enough great public domain books to keep you busy for years. i'd get the kindle cause it's easier to read for long periods of time.

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  12. I don't know a darn thing about either option, but the name nook flows off the tongue more easily.

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  13. I'm still a fan of paper, but if you must, the kindle is the better choice.

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  14. Kindle is pretty decent, but I still prefer regular books

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  15. glad you seem to love Kristen Bell almost as much as me (haha). Not sure if you followed the link from my post, but she was the subject of one of my first Female Obsession posts. It's a literal Kirsten Bell overdose!

    http://jimsfear.blogspot.com/2010/12/female-obsession-kristen-bell.html

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  16. i really can't give you any advice, i prefer to read e-books directly on my computer it's much more convenient and you don't have to buy an extra terminal

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  17. Really they are all good choices, if it's mainly for digibook reading, I recommend the NOOK

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  18. I've heard good things about kindle

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