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Kristina Simon's comments from the Barnes & Noble Nook group.

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Oct 22, 2013 08:32PM

26013 I recently got a refurbished NOOK Tablet. The wall charger that came with it wasn't working (the N on the charging cable was flashing green and the devise continued to discharge even when plugged into the wall). I took it to my local B&N. The Nook specialist plugged it into her wall charger to determine that the wall charger was the problem and not the cord. She then handed over (free of charge) a wall charger that's the same as my Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight. It's charging the tablet just fine, as far as I can tell.
Jul 02, 2013 09:10PM

26013 I've had the original Nook, the Simple Touch, and the Simple Touch with Glow Light. I love my Simple Touch with Glow Light and use the light every night in bed.

I read several hours every night--most of them without the light on (I just turn the light on when I get in bed, otherwise, I'm next to a lamp). I haven't had too much of a problem with the battery life but, I have to say, I charge it once a week whether it needs it or not.

It's wonderful having the light when on road trips or staying on the boat overnight. In the past, I've had trouble with clip-on lights being too bright when the surroundings are pitch black. You can set the glow light really low, so it's not so much of a problem.

I gave my father-in-law my Simple Touch and my husband still uses my original Nook when we travel. Neither of them read as much as I do and seem happy as can be with their respective Nooks. So, I'd say it really comes down to your life-style and preference. Having lived and commuted in NYC, I'd think you'd be happier with a lighter device. Whether you go with the light or not depends on how often you read in the dark... ;-)
Jul 20, 2011 09:38PM

26013 Tina wrote: "Linda wrote: "Hi Tina, I'm surprised that you think the Nook Touch looks dimmer, I didn't get that impression at all. Of course I have only looked at it in the store. I also have the 1st edition N..."

Just to throw my $0.02 in, I had (have?) a 1st Edition Nook and bought a Simple Touch Nook about a month and a half ago. Honestly, I haven't noticed any difference with the screen - other than the fact that it it 100 times easier to change the size (and font, if you want) of the text and I'm pretty happy about that. It lets me customize each book for maximum reading comfort ;o).

I really like the weight and overall feel of the Touch Nook and, so far, I've had to charge it once. But, to be honest, the battery charge was at 52% when I charged it. I was going on vacation and I didn't want to take the cord. Not only did it get me through the weeks vacation (plus 2 airplane flights -- there and back) but I've been home for 2 1/2 weeks and I haven't charged it since. Battery life now says 74% and I read 100-200 pages on it every night. Needless to say, I'm ecstatic about the battery life.

Battery life and weight were my main reasons for changing from the Nook Classic to the Touch Nook. For me, giving up the 3G, web browsing capability, and music (all of which I have on my iPhone) wasn't a big deal. I decided against the Nook Color (although I think it's an awesome device) because, for me, the battery life is too low and I can't deal with the inability to read it in full sunlight (I live in Florida).

We all live different lives. I'm not sure there is such a thing as the perfect eReader (yet), but with every new device that's added to the market we get the chance to decide what is right for us, individually. Each reader is different, but I think we're finally getting to the point where each type of reader can choose the best one for her (or his) lifestyle.
NookFriends (24 new)
Jun 12, 2011 10:35AM

26013 The new Smart Touch Nook also has something called Nook Friends. I haven't played with it much (well, at all actually), but it sounds like the same kind of thing you guys have been talking about here. Anyone know how it works on the new Nook?
newest nook! (51 new)
Jun 09, 2011 08:56PM

26013 I agree with Rita. My classic Nook was good. My new Nook is fantastic ;o). Kudos to the B&N developers team for listening to what a majority of their customers wanted. It doesn't have everything and it's not for everyone, but it fits my reading style perfectly and I'm extremely happy with it.
newest nook! (51 new)
Jun 08, 2011 09:47AM

26013 Britney wrote: "Would you recommend it to others? Some who have played with it says they like their Nookcolor better."

I think this depends on your reading style, lifestyle and personal preference. I have a 1st generation Nook and I love (loved?) it. I never went in for the Nookcolor for two reasons - 1. I live in FL and I read outside a lot. I need polarized sunglasses to keep from going blind down here ;o). My SIL has a Nookcolor and I tried it at Christmas - I can't read a Nookcolor through my sunglasses (the polarization on the sunglasses renders the screen completely black no matter how high you turn up the brightness). Now, my SIL, who lives in MD loves her Nookcolor. She doesn't read outside or as much as I do. 2. Same reason Dorie wanted something for her "everyday" reading - battery life. My husband and I sail a lot. I wanted a device I can take on the boat and not have to worry about charging it for a week or two.

Another thing, the new Nook doesn't have 3G. It's wi-fi only and it doesn't have a web browser. I've decided I don't care. I don't need or want either of these. I had them on my 1st generation Nook and used the 3G once (for the novelty of it, really). But if you travel a lot, this could be a deal breaker. Without 3G, you wouldn't be able to buy books at the airport or on the road. Your airport may have wi-fi, but if it's like my airport, you need to accept its terms of service. I'm not sure whether the new Nook is going to be able to do that without a web browser, but I don't know because I haven't tried it.

So, basically, it all comes down to how you're going to use your Nook. If you read a lot of magazines, the Nookcolor might be your best bet. Need 3G, games, and music? Then a 1st generation Nook or Nookcolor might be better. Want something really light and small with a battery that lasts a long time? Then the new Nook would likely be a better choice. Or, you can do what Dorie did and have several Nooks for different circumstances ;o).
newest nook! (51 new)
Jun 07, 2011 02:46PM

26013 I picked one up this afternoon at my local store. I let it charge for a little while, but it seems like it came mostly charged and ready to go. Set up took about a minute, including looking up my home Wi-fi password so it could get on the network.

The last 5 books I bought (including the one I'm currently reading on my 1st gen Nook) automatically downloaded. The rest have a button you touch to download them when you're ready. When I opened the book I'm currently reading on my other Nook, it opened to the last page I was reading.

And, it fits in the case I already have (the case is too big, but it'll do to protect the new Nook until I get another one - if I get another one). Color me happy..... ;o)
*Free NOOKbooks* (157 new)
Jan 22, 2011 02:57PM

26013 Their blog, Unbound, also announces the Free Friday book:
Dec 12, 2010 06:08PM

26013 You can also return books early (if you're finished reading it and there's a waiting list, for example) through Adobe Digital Editions. If you click on the arrow in front of the book's title ("item options"), one of the options is to return the book. This also helps if your library (like mine) has a limit on the number of eBooks you can check out at one time.
Aug 14, 2010 08:16PM

26013 Meghan wrote: "If I am not mistaken the Emily Dickenson poems were also out for free on 4th of July weekend. This thread just wasn't started yet"

I must have missed it 4th of July weekend, so I'm glad they did this one and Ethan Frome again ;o).
Jul 10, 2010 03:15PM

26013 Huh. The e-mail they sent me said they'd be free through the 14th, but you're right. When I search the site, they are MUCH more expensive than free now (one of them is like $26??). I even tried going back to the e-mail and click through from there in case it made a difference, but it didn't. Glad I got mine the first day, sheesh! Sorry you guys.
Jul 09, 2010 10:27AM

26013 now has ebooks, too. Between now and July 14th, they're giving away Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz (the first in his Frankenstein series), One Shot by Lee Child, The Alchemyst by Michael Scott, Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking by Julia Child, and Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body! by Jillian Michaels.

The books are in epub format and download into Adobe Digital Editions. I haven't put them on my Nook, yet, but I haven't had any trouble with ADE before so I'm guessing it'll work.

One nice thing about Borders is that some ebooks can still accrue Borders Bucks (but not all). On the page for the ebook, under details, it will tell you whether or not rewards are available (if it doesn't say "Sorry, no discounts or Rewards on this eBook", then they're available). Essentially, any book that's not published by one of the Agency 5 you can get reward points for and Borders can discount the ebook if they want to.
New Revision (26 new)
Jun 22, 2010 07:03AM

26013 The major improvement that I saw was that you can now go to a particular page number. That's a nice feature.

I haven't played much with the web browser. I opened it right after the last update just to see how it worked and haven't used it since, but the page turning buttons sounds like a good way to get around if you're going to use it.

Now, if they would just get the iPhone sync and folders going I'd be an extremely happy camper (as opposed to just the happy camper I am now ;o)).
May 31, 2010 08:03PM

26013 Bree wrote: "I've checked out two books on Overdrive through my library. I chose to have them for 21 days and after that the Adobe Digital Edition's software deletes them and I have to manually remove them fro..."

Like Carmen, my library only offers a 7 or a 14 day loan (you can pick whichever works for you). You can have up to 6 books checked out at a time, but that's more than I can read in 14 days. But I'm glad to know I can check them back in early. The two I got are pretty popular and I think the only reason I got them without having to wait is because no one realizes ebooks are available, yet.
May 29, 2010 08:03PM

26013 I'm so excited! My library just added almost 250 ebooks to their Overdrive offerings. I checked out The Help by Kathryn Stockett and The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen, downloaded them to my computer and transferred them to my Nook in just a few minutes. Apparently, after 14 days, the books are checked back in and I won't be able to open them on my Nook (unless I check them out again). I'll let you know how it goes. Has anyone else done this?
May 03, 2010 02:23PM

26013 Cool. I'll read this one and participate in the discussion, but I won't be reading it on my Nook :(. I already have the DTB (dead tree book) on my shelf. The good news is, I've promised myself one Nook book for every five DTBs I read. So this month's selection will help me clear off my book shelves and get me one book closer to a new download ;o).
New Revision (26 new)
Apr 28, 2010 02:58PM

26013 I agree, Archer. The only thing I've really done with the web browser is bookmark SparkNotes so I can read the summary of the classics I'm reading (in case I'm missing anything). The character list for The Count of Monte Cristo is helpful, for example, but that's about it.

Now, if they would just give us a file structure so we can organize our books, I'd be extremely happy.
New Revision (26 new)
Apr 28, 2010 09:23AM

26013 I'm really happy with the faster page turning, too. I also like the fact that I can take it in and out of airplane mode faster using the new Wi-fi button rather than having to go through the menus in settings. This not only helps while traveling, but also helps save battery power at home (so I don't have to plug it in as often). Haven't really played with the games, and don't really plan to. I'd have to be pretty desperate (i.e., I've totally run out of books to read, which isn't likely) to use my Nook to play games ;o).
Mar 25, 2010 08:32PM

26013 Angela2932: I'm enjoying it, but it's loooonnnngggg! ;o) I'm about half way through.
Mar 24, 2010 03:34PM

26013 I'm working on The Count of Monte Cristo and Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris.

Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4) by Charlaine Harris The Count of Monte Cristo  by Alexandre Dumas

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