Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
I didn’t wanna do it. Really. I wannit to resist, but the temptation was too big for me.
It just arrived on Friday, so I haven’t had much of a chance to play with it yet (short weekend getaway to the Sierra foothills), but from what I can tell so far I think I’m going to like this little sumbitch.
I suspect I’m going to be buying a lot of ebooks by my self-published compadres out there…
I’ve been using a Nook for three years now. It’s been a fine way to introduce myself to ebooks, and surprisingly it has given me an excuse to buy more books. I used to be a much more frequent patron of the library, but since the Nook came along I indulge in instant gratification constantly. Spot a positive review of something I’ve been hesitating on? Buy now! Recall a fond novel I’d lost or given away? Buy now! Want to read something everyone you know is reading? Buy. Now.
But the Nook software isn’t nearly as efficient as the Kindle’s, far as I can tell. The Kindle responds quickly to pushing its teeny buttons. The pages flip immediately. The dictionary is much easier to use. Highlighting and bookmarking are a breeze compared to the Nook, and it looks like battery life will be much better too.
Damn you, Jeff Bezos! Haven’t I given you enough money yet?
PS — In other news, I am flattered to have been nominated for a Liebster Award by two bloggers in two days: first by S.K. Nicholls and then by 1WriteWay. I’m still getting my ducks into the corral this week, so it’ll take me a while to jump the hoops, but sincere thanks to both nominators.
Also, I noticed that 100 WordPress users are now following What The Hell, and with Twitterers and Facebookers the audience is over 200. Much gratitude to all!