|09-02-2010, 02:57 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: Nook 1st Gen
Just bought a Nook
Bought a Nook earlier in the week. Being completely "un-techno savvy" this little gadget has been easy to use!
In June I had emergency eye surgery and unfortunately the outcome was much less than expected leaving me unable to read or focus on anything! With the help of an ophthalmologist I can now read some things using very high powered glasses AND a magnifying glass.
I was getting ready to "lose it" if I couldn't at least read a book, my favorite hobby, (books on tape just don't "do it") and found a link about e-readers online. I had never even heard of them
After doing research on the different models, it came down to two basic things: 1) With my glasses & magnifying glass, could I read the largest font and 2) Expense of books available.
I picked up the nook because it met both my above requirements. The extra-extra large font enables me to actually read, and I can download books directly from my public library system for free, as well as other free ebooks on line. When I spoke with the main library here in Phoenix, they said they had the best response from Nook owners for ease, clarity and overall lack of problems.
I am happy to say that with help from my family, I have downloaded over 20 books (all free) and spent last night actually reading late into the night
I look forward to "meeting" you all and getting tips and tricks for my new toy.
Last edited by tiniree; 09-02-2010 at 03:01 PM.
|09-02-2010, 04:50 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Device: Liseuse: Irex DR800. PRS 505 in the house, and the missus has an iPad.
Congratulations on your new acquisition Marie - and welcome to Mobileread.
|09-02-2010, 07:03 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northern Virginia, USA
Device: iPhone 6 plus, Sony T1, iPad 3
|09-03-2010, 12:29 AM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Aluratek Libre
Congratulations on your Nook Tiniree! There are tons and tons of great books for free! In the last week I think I've downloaded over 200 public domain books. All I can say is welcome to the addiction!
|09-03-2010, 01:49 AM||#5|
Chocolate Grasshopper ...
Join Date: Mar 2008
Device: Cybook Gen3 , Pocketbook 302 (Black) , Nexus 10: wife has PW
Welcome to mobileread ....
Sorry about your "troubles", but at least you have a solution that allows you to enjoy reading !
and you are being positive .....
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