Have had my NT for about 9 mo now. Wanted an eReader since local library was offering eBooks. Also gave my laptop to sis-in-law since only used on vac. I love the NT. I borrow from library, buy at B&N, Kobo etc. Also any site having free ebooks. I recently started using Calibre and find it helpful.
I find for reading I dim the light some as it was too bright. But best of all when on vac I use my NT to check email, facebook and surf the web. Most of the time the web is turned off to extend the battery life.