12 September 2012

Getting to know my Nook, pt. 1

I'm new to the eReader fad. My mom bought me one when I was younger (I believe it was sometime in the late 90's) but I bought one free book, never read it, and have no idea what happened to that thing. I'm all about keeping up with the advances of the day (if we don't, sooner or later we won't know how to function in the world) so when my best friend told me her mom went nook happy and got me one for my birthday, I embraced it. This time, I thought, I'm going to use this thing. Since I'm older, I travel more and and probably read more, too, so I think it might come in handy.

Last night, I fully charged my nook so I could use it when I woke up this morning. I could barely sleep from excitement, though I still managed a good 8 hrs. My eyes opened to sunlight and my nose opened to the smell of morning breath. My boyfriend was still snoring next to me, so I took this chance of silence and picked up my nook and followed the on-screen instructions. It was fully charged! The screen is a little slow and spotty, but I wasn't expecting it to be Mac quality (said the Apple snob). At first, the only two books in my library were the nook handbook and the quick start guide. I whizzed through the guide to make sure I had the basics. When my boyfriend woke up and saw what I was doing, he got on his phone and googled how to get books you already own onto your nook. He babbled something about eBooks and going to the store, and I decided I'd figure it out after a nice cup of coffee. I browsed through some books in the b&n store and once again decided I needed coffee to continue on with this path. I'm not much of a morning person. So I went back into my nook library once more and saw that Pride and Prejudice was now in there, along with a sample of some other book, and I have no idea how they got there.

So here I sit with my coffee, giving you the first thoughts and happenings of my brand new nook. Look out for pt. 2, in which I hope to solve the mystery of uploading books I already own.