My Nook Color; Song of the Day – Feelin’ Good by the Pussycat Dolls

I got a new Nook Color for Christmas and less than a month later I can now say that I love my Nook Color.  I think I’m going to give it a name, not Nook Color, or Nook for short, but something like Gretchen, or Harold.  Don’t look at me like that, I’m still working on a name; these are the two that came to mind right away, but I’m sure I’ll come up with something great.

I’m planning to begin reading The Fright Factory by William R. Potter as soon as I finish my Lee Child novel.  The covers of the books I’ve ordered are lined up in a row all colorful and shiny waiting to be opened and read.  So exciting!

The Nook does not replace paper for me, just enhances my reading enjoyment.  I think there is nothing more satisfying or comforting than walking into a library or a book store and inhaling the scent of wood pulp.  And a library or collector’s book store where there are older volumes combines that smell with the musty scent of bindings and old glue for a heady experience.  The Nook can not do that for me, I’ve sniffed it just to make sure.  But I like the convenience and the colors, and all  you need to do is touch a pretty button and things happen. 

I’m reminded of a cartoon my daughter used to watch on Cartoon Network called Dexter’s Laboratory where the main character’s sister would ask with wonder, “What’s this button do,” seconds before she pushed it sending the main character into a frenzy.

So, as I gaze upon my new Nook trying to come up with a name, looking at all the pretty rows of books, I wonder, what’s this button do …


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