On my Nook! #1

On my Nook! #1. I have become addicted to downloading books on my Nook, yes. It has made travelling light a possibility instead of a utopia! The downside is of course, that I have downloaded so many books that if I were to review all those books separately, that would be the only thing I’d be doing for the rest of the year.

So, I have decided to periodically let you know what I have downloaded and you can let me know what you think of the book in the comment section. If I get to it of course, the book will get its own review. But until then, at least it gets a mention here! I should note that I read several books at the same time depending on place, mood, etc. So yes, I am reading these! First impressions so far:

A Plunder by Pilgrims: a Garrison Gage Mystery by Jack Nolte  This could be another series I’ll be collecting. The story was short but to the point. The main character and the Chief of Police are very likable characters and I look forward to see how they develop in future books.

Vector by J.J. Brown  How blind can a young person be when in love? The tell-tale signs are on the wall. She looks but doesn’t see them. Elsa may be in for a disaster!

The Value of Life by Andy Crowson  A great find! These are not random kidnappings, they form a puzzle. They also test you as a parent: how much is your child worth if the kidnapper did not mention the exact ransom amount. Would you mortgage all you have? Ask friends and family to chip in? And, would that be enough? Whose definition of “value” is followed here?

Still Life with Murder by P.B. Ryan  I took a sneak peak here so I know the main characters live on in the series. I love the setting in this old family with old money. I bet the sons are not what they seem to be!

An East End Murder  and A Stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch  I have read all the earlier books in this series so I am sure these will be good ones.

Road Markers by Jason McIntyre  Ever took your eyes off the road? Wondered what would happen if you hit a guard rail?

The Cordovan Vault by J. Monkeys  I got this book during one of the blog tours. Despite written for young adults, I already love the characters and cannot wait to see whether they find their older siblings! The hotel setting is fantastic and reminds me of Mediterranean architecture.

If you finished reading any of these books, let me know what you think in the comment section below!






  1. What, no Sins of the Angels? I’m shocked! ;)

    Just kidding, of course, and actually wanted to ask you what you think of your Nook. I’m tossing around the idea of getting an e-reader and am in the information-gathering stage. So…likes? Dislikes? If you had it to do over again, would you still purchase a Nook? Thanks! :)

  2. Good morning, Linda!

    Thanks for commenting. I have about 60 (I think) books uploaded but those are not mentioned in the post, just the ones that are “open” right now.

    Likes and dislikes:

    Like: I can travel with 10+ books now without making my hand luggage too heavy, I can upload pdf files from work on the Nook, it has a wireless setting, the Nook comes with a charger that doubles as a UBS extension, the screen is incredibly clear, lots of applications and, if you turn the wifi on inside a B&N store they have extra things available for their customers. There are plenty of free books or books under $5 in the B&N store and once you have the hang of getting a downloaded file onto your book shelves, you can download any free ebook (e.g. Kindle, smashwords, etc.). You can sort your books and magazines on shelves and can create as many shelves as you’d like. Mine are: books to read, DCC reviews, finished reading, No thanks!, and Nook manuals. You can upload pictures, set those as your home page, and when you have an issue you dial their customer support number and very friendly people will help you. If your public library has the option, you can log in there (they use Adobe ePub) and read free ebooks. If there is an update B&N rolls it out automatically and posts on their own site how you can do it manually if you want it faster. The how-to is clear and this tech-challenged blogger managed to it on his own. No need to buy a new version, just update or wait for the update. Also, many travel/city guides are free for the Nook. The downside is that their many pictures eat your memory! B&N has a Free Friday treat with either an ebook for a very reduced price or completely free. Last, if my friend has a Nook as well they can borrow a book I own, and keep it for 14 days to see if they like it. Buy wisely with friends and you have twice the number of books to read!

    Dislikes: the Nook is not as light as I had expected. It is 15.8 ounces. The screen becomes difficult to read if you are outside in the sun and wear sunglasses. The touch screen is very sensitive so sometimes I hit the wrong link or pass more than one page. The Nook comes with apps and games I have not been able to delete yet. They take up memory space and I really would like to get rid of them. You have plenty of memory and can insert a memory card but still. I would have liked to see the Nook come with a stylus for those of us with sticky or big fingers. Nook leather covers usually do not come with a stylus slot either. You can buy a stylus online and use it on your Nook. I stick them in the ear plug outlet. Buy the ones for iPad and they work on the Nook.

    As you can see, the dislikes (so far) are not too terrible. I got my Nook around the last Holiday Season so I have not been using it that long. Should anything else pop up, I can add it here.

    I hope this helps! V

  3. It does help, V. Very comprehensive. Thank you! :)

  4. I was planning on doing this too. I have formed the same addiction on my kindle so I am glad I am not alone on this one. Good Stuff :)

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