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Nook Tablet

Posted by Velox , in Other, Life, Literature Jul 29 2012 · 177 views

Heh, been a while.


Anyway, one of my birthday presents was a Nook Tablet. Gotta say, I'm definitely loving it. It's going to be very useful when I go to college this fall, as I'll be able to download a lot (most likely) of my textbooks, so I can just carry around my slick Nook instead of a bunch of books. Not to mention it's really awesome for if I ever want to read outside of my house -- waiting rooms, plane trips, car trips, etc. Of course, the problem is that I buy most of my books at a used bookstore where they're between $1-5, usually $1, and on the Nook, they're often more than that. =/ Oh well. I've already downloaded a couple of my favorite books, plus a handful of cheap and/or free ones.

Unfortunately, there are a couple of slight things about the Nook -- I can't seem to post on BZPower (I click on the add reply box, and the keyboard won't come up -- still looking into that, though), and there aren't Skype/AIM apps. I can, however, use websites for that, so it's fine, just not as neat. And a couple other things, but they're all minor. Otherwise, the Nook Tablet is extremely awesome. It will especially be handy as a calendar -- I need to keep better track of things that I need to do/appointments/etc. I have/etc., and this will definitely come in handy. Very much so.

But of course this is just going to make me add to my reading list. I seriously have so many books I want to read -- a lot of which I already have in normal book-format. I have nine books that I want to read "next," and then (literally) hundreds of others I want to read after that. Currently I'm re-reading the Hobbit, which is amazing (I don't remember much from the last time I read it, as it was a long time ago). Man, I am so excited for that movie! I'm not sure it'll be able to top TDKR, but I'm sure it'll come close.

I also got the Les Misérables 10th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack for my birthday, which is also very amazing (my personal favorite version, mostly because of Colm Wilkinson and Philip Quast). Speaking of music, I've started buying CDs again. I've never been that much of a music and/or CD person, but now that I have my license (oh yeah, I passed my test with flying colors after starting to drive for the firs time two weeks earlier. Forgot to mention that here. Driving is fun!) and a car that I can use whenever I want (and no iPod jack), I've started using CDs more. I recently bought Oh! Gravity and Vice Verses Deluxe Edition, by Switchfoot, which are both awesome, and that technically completes my Switchfoot collection because the only CD I'm missing is Hello Hurricane, but a live version of that comes with the VV Deluxe. The other bands I am trying to get CDs for are: Matt Maher, Owl City, The Fray, Lifehouse, Coldplay, Eisley, Rise Against (although I have 4 of their albums, just not in CD format), Yiruma, and Linkin Park, among others (those are my first priority). That bookstore I mentioned also sells a few CDs for $5 (where I got Oh!G), so I should be able to get a lot of those there.

All right, I think that's enough rambling for now. Look at that, I actually (very slightly) rambled for once. I should try to use this more, maybe.

~ Velox

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As a Barnes & Noble employee who often deals with customers having issues with their NOOKs, this post is appreciated. ^_^
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You're lucky! B&N is my dream job (not as a career, but just until I finish college), and I'll be applying there soon. But yeah, definitely, the Nook is awesome. I mean the main reason I got it obviously was as an e-reader -- otherwise I would've gotten an iPad or something -- and that works very well, and I'm definitely satisfied with it.
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Jedi Master J.
Jul 29 2012 02:23 AM
Considering how expense real college textbook are, I wish you luck getting digital copies of your textbooks cheaply. That and luck in finding digital copies at all, these book reader things are still a relatively new thing, so not a lot of textbooks from my experience have that option. *shrugs* Then again, your major is probably different than mines, so it could be different for your majority's stuff.

lol Not that, I would used one of those reader things anyway. I never been big fan of reading things off screens, to be honest. That and the fact it has internet abilities would be bad for me since the internet distract me enough as it is. I don't need it to do that in the classroom with me, when I needed to focus on my work at hand. I guess I am just old fashion really.

But anyway, congrats on getting your license, Velox.

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ChocolateFrogs
Jul 29 2012 07:15 PM

As a Barnes & Noble employee who often deals with customers having issues with their NOOKs, this post is appreciated. ^_^

Haha, same!

That's terrible how BZP won't work properly. Good luck with that.
Which size Tablet did you get? 8 or 16 gig? 16 gig has a slightly faster processor/RAM. But either way, they both are awesome. I want one over an e-ink Nook so that I could watch video and check the internet without turning on my computer. (Can't afford one yet though.)

Have fun!

-CF
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JMJ ~ Yeah, I still need to look into that and I'm not sure that they'll have all the books I need, but looking around, there does seem to be quite a large number of ebooks. In fact, on my college's store page, they have a specific section of ebooks, advertising them (another cool thing is that you technically "rent" them, but since it's on my Nook, I kinda have it forever, for cheaper). But we'll see. I do agree that I much prefer reading actual books, but I absolutely -love- the Nook for if I'm ever not at my house and want to read something. For textbooks, I don't care as much about being able to hold the book in my hands.

Ben ~ Yeah, I haven't played around with it that much -- I might be able to change my browser settings -- but it's not that big of a deal to me. I don't need to be on BZP all the time. =P I do really hope I can get it to work though haha. And I got the 16 gig mostly because they had a special deal where you got a $50 B&N giftcard, and since I'd spend at least that much anyway on books and whatnot, it was definitely worth it. But thanks, I will! The screen quality is amazing, and Netflix works great.
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