Thanks, everyone, for your warm welcome.
For those of you that asked about how I like the Nook Color: I love it, except for the inability to buy books from Barnes & Noble from outside the US (even via their website). I've had problems with an order I tried to place from the Nook which I can't download and can't remove from my library to try again. A call to B&N wasn't particularly helpful. I'll let you know how this goes.