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New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
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oh, hai, just me here, reading new moon on my nook simple touch...



this twilight craze... the books are not as bad as the haters say they are, but they are also nowhere near as good as lovers of this series believe. this installment was just kind of... bland. despite my reading it on the fine e-ink technology of the new nook.



she did one thing right - one wonderful thing. i assume it is too late to actually "spoil" anything in the bellaverse, so i am just going to barrel ahead - but when edward leaves bella in the woods. that moment - when she just loses her mind and her desolation and her emptiness and her self-destructive impulses shoot straight to the surface. it was pretty well-done. because let's face it, we have all been left behind by someone we are still in love with. even me. wonderful, wonderful me.

and having recently rewatched my favorite movie, head-on, i have to point out the best scene in it, and how it mirrors this book. this is a spoiler for head on. which you should all watch. and be gutted. (view spoiler)

that is the kind of heartbreak bella has here and lord, do i get that impulse. and bella keeps it up the whole book - testing the boundaries of her own mortality to get that rush of maybe-edward each time she is close to death. and that's pretty ballsy for teen fiction.

but i don't know how many near-death experiences one girl has to have in order to become interesting. this book was fine, but mostly just one-note. she misses edward and likes but doesn't like-like jacob. for nearly four hundred pages. but my, how slender four hundred pages can be on the new nook!



so - yeah - i am reading on a freaking robot. i was forced to borrow one from work so that i could get on board with the emerging technology. did i do all right, john petrie?? are you proud of my commitment to excellence?? do you see i read a whole book on a machine?? a book that i read for the express purpose of getting to eclipse so i can be a completist in my reading books that are "based" on wuthering heights quest?? and no one looking at me knew what i was reading. the freedom from shame was well worth it...



nook. lightweight. tiny. capacious. good for hiding your books from nosy subway riders. may contain traces of new moon...
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karen no! that is only available on nook color! this is the newest one - it has no birds at all.

this book was pretty boring. the only interesting thing was reading it on a device. like someone from the future.


Moira Russell Hah, great illustrated review. I love all your expressions.

My Kindle (YEAH LET'S FIGHT IT OUT) is in a fancy-ass red leather cover with a reading light I never ever use, so it ALMOST looks kinda like I'm reading an actual book, except I turn no pages and there's a giant flappy leather amazon tag on it. Heh.


Moira Russell I still wonder if ereaders will do for books what iPods did for music/songs....I don't know.


message 4: by trivialchemy (new)

trivialchemy Head-on about drugged-out German-Turkish immigrants, or Head on about drugged-out gay Greek-Australian teenagers?


message 5: by Greg (new)

Greg karen wrote: "no! that is only available on nook color! this is the newest one - it has no birds at all.

this book was pretty boring. the only interesting thing was reading it on a device. like someone from the future"


You are soooooo cutting edge now, is this device even for sale yet to the public?


message 6: by Greg (new)

Greg I think she loves the German-Turkish one


message 7: by Greg (new)

Greg Wait, we have to borrow one of these things?


karen yeah - german turkish. i don't know anything about the australian one.

john was pretty strong-minded about me borrowing one.
i don;t know if it is just because i am so anti-machine or if it is like that for everyone. but connor borrowed one the same day as me.

you're next, stahl...


message 9: by j (new)

j but you didn't tell us how the nooksperience was. who cares about freaking twilight, how is the touch screen?


karen i thought i did? it is very fast, and it is ideal for reading one-handed while walking down the street carrying packages to be mailed. if the books were free forever, i would get one.


message 11: by j (last edited Jun 06, 2011 08:57PM) (new)

j karen said: "if the books were free forever, i would get one."


whistles innocently.

(i am not saying that books should be free or that i take them. just that they are there for the taking. shockingly there...)


message 12: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine BUNNY!!!


message 13: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Moira wrote: "Hah, great illustrated review. I love all your expressions.

My Kindle (YEAH LET'S FIGHT IT OUT) is in a fancy-ass red leather cover with a reading light I never ever use, so it ALMOST looks kinda ..."


my nook has an alice in wonderland cover. with words so it is really like a real book.



greg I don't think we have to john didn't mention me borrowing the new one at all, although they want us to spend half an hour with it downstairs.


message 14: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Joel wrote: "
(i am not saying that books should be free or that i take them. just that they are there for the taking. shock..."


truth


message 15: by Esteban (new)

Esteban del Mal because let's face it, we have all been left behind by someone we are still in love with. even me. wonderful, wonderful me.

*sniff*


Natalie Nice "slender four hundred pages" w/eyes photo, inspired!


karen i am a great advertisement. but it is short-lived. no more pushing of electronic devices from me...


The UHQ Nasanta Agree with your review. I tried to fiddle with the new Nook at B&N yesterday but it seemed slow. I pressed a button (Books) and I just got the whirling loading sign.


karen my nook was super fast, but i am just not the kind of person who has a good relationship with TEH MACHINES


message 20: by j (new)

j i am slightly magnetically charged. i am SO glad we don't use floppies anymore.


message 21: by Greg (new)

Greg Much like vampires, when you're back is turned eventually TEH MACHINES will try to kill you so they can be stronger.


message 22: by Capsguy (new)

Capsguy I love my kindle.

That is all


karen if someone would finance my nook-budget, i would probably get one. but left to my own devices, i would just add all kinda shit on there and go broke in a day.


karen YOU ARE THE SNAKE IN MY GARDEN!


message 25: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine it is helpful to me.


message 26: by j (new)

j karen wrote: "YOU ARE THE SNAKE IN MY GARDEN!"

twss.


karen hahah i leave things like this as mfso bait, but i am always thrilled when someone else comes munching along...


message 28: by Jen (new)

Jen TWSS #36 part b


karen man - you guys are good...


message 30: by Eh?Eh! (new)

Eh?Eh! twgms (that's what greg's mom said)


karen this is fun!! i can keep this up all day!


message 32: by Greg (new)

Greg Eh?Eh! wrote: "twgms (that's what greg's mom said)"

ouch.


message 33: by Eh?Eh! (new)

Eh?Eh! Sorry! She's a fine and lovely lady with a terrific, smart son.


karen who likes it in the caboose!!


message 35: by Eh?Eh! (new)

Eh?Eh! karen! I'm not sure you should be telling everyone what Greg likes.


karen like mother, like son...


message 37: by Will (new) - rated it 3 stars

Will Byrnes I prefer actual paper, and love to use my bookdarts, but reading on the Nook was not horrible. If only I could download my highlighted bits into a text, or word file.


karen glowing review: "not horrible!!"

says will


message 39: by Will (new) - rated it 3 stars

Will Byrnes LOL. If one is expecting horror, not receiving it is pretty cool. Any e-reader is not my first choice, but it is nice to have a Nook as an alternate to toting tomes.


Jerri Brissette On no, Karen, not a nook! Sigh


karen it was a loaner!!! i gave it back!!! i'm all better now!!


Jerri Brissette TG, That was scary!!


message 43: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine I've accepted karen's love of twilight. I am more disturbed that she gave those that wake 3 stars.


karen it's not a love... it is a tolerance


message 45: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine you also have an affinity for 3 stars.


karen it's true.it's for everything i didn't mind reading. like, i didn't feel it was an imposition.


message 47: by Joshua Nomen-Mutatio (last edited Jun 10, 2011 01:08PM) (new)

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio Are there Nook-like devices that you can type on? Because my workplace has this really dumb policy for us third-shifters where we are not allowed to have our cell phones on us (even though everyone sneaks them around anyway) or laptops while sitting in the otherwise dim silence, monitoring sleeping mentally ill teenage delinquents. And I'm sick of writing by hand for a number of obvious reasons. They allow us to read while there, thank every deity, and e-readers have been approved as acceptable. So I'm only considering buying one for the sake of writing on the job, which is a perfect opportunity to get a lot of writing done.


karen all three nooks have keyboards on 'em.

but only nook color has angry birds


message 49: by j (new)

j the kindle keyboard blows. i think you'd need to squeak in an ipad on a technicality.


Joshua Nomen-Mutatio You can save text documents? Is there something like Microsoft Word? What exactly blows about the Kindle keyboard? Too small? How's the nook one, karen?


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