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Old 07-13-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
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I just became a member of the Nook owners club. I chose the Nook because I can use it to borrow eBooks from the library. I've acquired four new library cards since getting the Nook so I can have access to more eBooks! I wish there were better tools for organizing and locating eBooks in the My Documents folder. It's OK to look through a few pages sorted by author or title, but that method will get tedious as the list of books in there grows. Hopefully that will come in a future update. You can sort titles by recently added so I guess that's something.

I live in Southern California and am leaving tomorrow to visit my family in NJ for a week. Usually I bring a pile of library books with me, but this time I'm taking the Nook loaded with a bunch of electronic books I've borrowed from the library. I'm curious to see how I'll like it.

Thanks for listening!
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:52 PM   #2
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I just became a member of the Nook owners club. I chose the Nook because I can use it to borrow eBooks from the library. I've acquired four new library cards since getting the Nook so I can have access to more eBooks! I wish there were better tools for organizing and locating eBooks in the My Documents folder.
Welcome to MobileRead Forums and congrats on your new nook. It is a great ereader. As far as organizing your books, there is a process to upgrade your nook's firmware called softroot. I believe there is a better way to organize your books if you softroot. What part of NJ are you traveling to? I live near Atlantic City.

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Have a safe trip sharon888 ... and enjoy your Nook
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Welcome to the Nook family, and especially to Mobile Read, Sharon888. remember, reading your Nook while driving is strongly discouraged.
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:43 PM   #5
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Well I read my Nook for the whole plane ride across the country and it worked great. I worked on my swiping. If you hit the touch screen too hard instead of lightly swiping it, it wakes up and you have to wait for it to go dark again. I'm sure I'll become a more efficient swiper as I go along.

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What part of NJ are you traveling to? I live near Atlantic City.

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I will be in Atlantic City on Monday. The rest of the time I will be driving up and down the Garden State Parkway visiting the various members of my family. And reading my Nook when I can!
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:12 AM   #6
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Good to have your company, Sharon. Best wishes. Neil
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I will be in Atlantic City on Monday. The rest of the time I will be driving up and down the Garden State Parkway visiting the various members of my family. And reading my Nook when I can!
It is very hot in the South Jersey area. It's been that way for the last couple of weeks. Some high temperature records were broken. I guess mother nature is making up for the record snow fall we had this past winter. The ocean water is nice and warm if you plan to go swimming.
Enjoy your trip and your nook.

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Welcome to the nook! I also love my nook for library books - I haven't bought a book since April! I'm sure you know this, but as an FYI, we have 2 great libraries in SoCal - LA Public Library (with over 3,000 epubs) and County of LA Public Library (with close to 1,000 epubs). CoLA is also really good with adding books to the collection if you suggest a purchase. Make sure to get both cards for endless reading!

Other libraries in the area that are pretty decent of San Diego Public and San Diego County. I've seen a large collection at San Francisco, so I'm going to need to find an excuse to hit the bay area soon for a library card there...
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:33 PM   #9
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Hi Sharon,
I got my Nook on yesterday ... July 14th as a birthday present from my co-workers and I'm very excited. I'm trying to see which of my ebooks i can transfer over to my nook. I've purchased several for my droid phone from different places ...i.e. Amazon, ereader.com, shorcovers.com, etc.

But, I'm tooooooooo thrilled to have my new Nook.

Congrats on yours
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:41 PM   #10
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Hi Sharon,
I got my Nook on yesterday ... July 14th as a birthday present from my co-workers and I'm very excited. I'm trying to see which of my ebooks i can transfer over to my nook. I've purchased several for my droid phone from different places ...i.e. Amazon, ereader.com, shorcovers.com, etc.

But, I'm tooooooooo thrilled to have my new Nook.

Congrats on yours
I need co-workers like yours
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Old 07-16-2010, 12:34 AM   #11
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I love my Nook, so welcome to the club. Like you one of the main reasons I went with the Nook was that I could borrow from the library. I also like having flexiblity of formats and from where I can buy books.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:51 PM   #13
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Well I read my Nook for the whole plane ride across the country and it worked great. I worked on my swiping. If you hit the touch screen too hard instead of lightly swiping it, it wakes up and you have to wait for it to go dark again. I'm sure I'll become a more efficient swiper as I go along.
You might consider reducing your color display timing down to the minimum (10 seconds?) ... which is how you can encourage the color touch window returning to "swipe" mode as quickly as possible. Once you get used to the menu screens, you really don't need to keep it on display mode much more than 10 seconds anyhow. This also helps extend the battery (just like lowering the brightness and turning on airplane mode).

Enjoy!
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:16 PM   #14
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I'm glad you love your nook. I've had mine for 3 weeks and love it too. Welcome to MR. Did you enjoy Jersey? I'm in North Jersey and know the parkway well!! I don't drive it in the summer anywhere near the beaches- the shore traffic is miserable!
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:48 AM   #15
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The trip to NJ with my Nook went great. I spent a lot of time on the plane explaining to my seatmates what it was and how it worked. I also had an opportunity to perfect my swiping. Turning the color display timing down to 10 seconds definitely helped. Now I just have to keep up with all the library books I've requested! I wish there was a way you could tell in Adobe Digital Editions, which library a book is from. I've got books out from four different libraries. When a new book becomes available I usually have to return a book so I can take out the new one since I seem to have the maximum number of books checked out from each library. I guess I've gotten a little carried away with the whole Nook thing!
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