I got a Nook for Christmas.
Yeah, I know. Awesome. And not so awesome.
The printed word lovers out there are all going “YOU’VE BETRAYED US! YOU’VE GONE OVER THE THE DARK SIDE! I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU!!”
The electronic lovers are all going “Yippee!” as they read this on their iPad or whatever.
I don’t know whose side I’m on. There are benefits to an actual book. There are benefits to a Nook.
I’ll never ever ever stop reading printed books. There’s something special about books. But Nooks are okay too. They’re just special in a different way.
I like my Nook. The prices are lower, and it comes with its own light.
I like books. I can turn pages and throw it if I get mad (I did that when Dobby died in the Harry Potter series. Don’t judge me, that little elf was awesome).
But which one do I like better? Now that’s an unfair question, especially considering I haven’t even had the Nook for a week yet.
Both are awesome. Neither printed word lovers nor Nook/Kindle/whatever lovers are wrong in their arguments. It all depends on your lifestyle and your own personal opinions.
On the other hand, it doesn’t matter *that* much, does it? You still get to enjoy awesome stories, either way.