(So you can take that cookie and stick it up your yeah!) (By the way, what ever happened to Fred Durst? He's been awfully quiet lately. Probably a good thing though.)
For a few weeks now, I've been mulling over Barnes & Noble's nook and bit the bullet and got one on Friday. I'm obsessed. I love it.
I got the Wi-Fi one and not the version with 3G. I just didn't see enough need for 3G to justify the increased cost. A few things that sold me on the nook: 1) ebooks are cheaper than paper books; 2) B&N offers "Free Book Fridays" in which they choose a book that you can download for free; 3) there's chess and sudoku on the thing; 4) you can put music on it; 5) you can connect to the internet to check email, google stuff and whatnot (it's a bit cumbersome, but not too bad); 6) our local library offers ebooks that are compatible with the nook.
I loved the B&N covers that you can buy, but they ran around $30 to $80 (and up), and I figured I could make a cover to protect it for a whole lot cheaper. I used some scrap felt and a spare button and here's what I came up with:
Oh, and if you're wondering what I'm reading now, it's a book called "The Anthologist" by Nicholson Baker.