No, I didn't get that, although if I did, this post would be over there and not over here. What I got instead, was the Nook Simple Touch.
Yup. A simple e-reader for a simple man. Because as you undoubtedly know, bells and whistles impress me not. Simple, basic and nutritious are the things for me.
Oh wait, I'm sounding like Gordon Ramsey.
Anyways, I bought the Nook-E not for pleasure but for the express intent of properly fulfilling my contractual obligations. And what might those be you ask?
go ahead, ask.
"Hey G.B.! What kind of contractual obligations do you have?"
Glad you asked. That particular contractual obligation involves having to do at least one book review a quarter. As of late, I've been falling behind in my obligations, especially since it seems to be the easiest thing to fulfill. But when your finances are tighter than Scrooge McDuck's wallet, you learn to watch every penny. And in this case, watching every penny means becoming very selective in your book purchasing.
I know that sounds like a walking contradiction, especially when can get a free app to install on your computer, but because I'm loathe to spend any more time on a computer than I already do (time spent currently stands at 13 hours per day M-F), the only logical step to take was to buy an e-reader, which in this case, a Nook.
Because I bought the 1st edition, it unfortunately means that I am limited to two types of files: PDF & E-books. So I can't download MOBI files, which means for me one less thing to worry about.
Now normally when I get a little jazzed about something related to books, like a gift card, I would always ask for suggestions on what to read. This time around, I'm not looking for any suggestions on what to read, beyond what Solstice is coming out with or what my fellow writers might be coming out with.
If you're a fellow writer and have something new coming out, either through a traditional publisher or self-pubbed, give a thought about shooting something my way. I'll be more than happy to work a review and a link in for you. The review would be posted on both Amazon and B&N.
Reading for pleasure will always be related to print, but reading for business will always be relegated to the world of the Nook.
And speaking of the Nook, please check out my latest review for a YA fantasy written by Andrea Buginsky: