When it comes to reading, I’ve always been a book worm. I remember eagerly awaiting the summer holidays as a child so that I could join the ‘reading rollercoaster’ which gave out medals for having read 10 + books, a quota I made it my mission to beat. Jacqueline Wilson was one of my favourite authors, closely followed by Roald Dahl and J K Rowling. There honestly is nothing quite like completely absorbing yourself in a good novel.
However, as I’ve got older, my reading time seems to be restricted to holidays, where I plough through a couple of books and then don’t read at all for the rest of the year. Primarily due to time constraints and also due to the fact I don’t have access to loads of ‘get your teeth into’ novels (goodbye school library). Similarly, I’ve always thought I preferred having a good old-fashioned paper copy in your hand rather than reading off a tablet, but this was all about to change when I introduced the ‘Nook’ Glowlight into my life a couple of weeks ago.
Light as a feather and pristine white, it’s so easy and simple to use and hold – and fits in well on any bedside table and in any day-to-day handbag. I thought I’d initially hate reading words ‘from a screen’, but with e-ink display, it feels and looks like a book – and is far easier to turn the page without moving out of your comfy position. The bonus of having it right there next to you, without having to hold open a page, means that it’s so simple to pick up and have a read while you’re eating breakfast, having a tea break or even while you’re waiting for dinner to cook.
You can set the writing size to be as big, or as little as you like – which is great if you, like my mum, have to blow up every piece of text in order to read it (sorry mum) and the lock function means that the battery lasts ages when it’s out of use. In addition to your favourite novels, you can also opt to purchase and read magazines on the device (but remember they’ll be in black and white) which is an added bonus if you want something to read en route to work but don’t want to get stuck into a book so early in the morning.
Created by Barnes & Noble, the device is very easy to connect to your home wifi and download books as you please (they have the majority of books on there) – which is rather addictive once you get going. And with the capacity to store up to 2,000 novels, you’ll never be short of reading material!
It’s telling how great and easy this device really is in the fact I’ve just finished my first book in months (The Husband’s Secret – which I highly recommend) and am already debating whether to re-read Gone Girl, or start afresh on Divergent, The Fault In Our Stars or A Street Cat Named Bob. If you can think of anymore recommendations, let me know – I’m now on a roll!
Available online for under £90, the Nook is certainly a very cost effective e-reader in comparison to the various other models out there on the market.
Nook, £89 | link here
I’ll be giving away a Nook to a lucky reader in a couple of days time, so make sure you watch out for my giveaway! If you’ve tried this device – I’d love to hear what you think!