Several months ago I took the plunge and bought a Nook. For those of you who don’t know, a Nook is an e-book reader from Barnes & Noble. I initially purchased it because several of my textbooks were far cheaper to own digital copies of than to buy physical copies. Then I found out after I bought it that every Friday they have a blog that posts automatically to a special section of your Nook. It’s purpose to highlight authors both old and new and to offer one of their books for free! So not only am I saving on textbooks but I get free reading to boot! The Nook itself weighs 11.6 oz and has an e-ink colorless top screen with a color touch screen menu at the bottom. I decided to invest in a cover for my Nook because I wanted to protect my investment. I purchased the Nook Wi-Fi which was $50 cheaper than the 3g/Wi-Fi model, but all the other perks are the same. The Nook feels as natural in my hand as a real book and I get the satisfaction of knowing that more trees aren’t being cut down just because I bought another book. Additionally, space is always a concern in such a small apartment and this means that every time I download something new, I don’t have to find space for it! The hardware works amazingly well and I am over-all extremely satisfied with my Nook. I am hoping that the upcoming cold weather will equate to more reading time! 🙂
I would say that this purchase factors in very well with my goals of saving money and saving the Planet!