Tag Archives: Kindle

Fancy That! I’m a Traitor! (didn’t mean to be)

Okay, so you know how I got a Kindle for Mother’s Day? I didn’t say too much about it because I was speechless and not able to fully express its awesomeness. I did all my research and when The Hub asked me which e-reader I preferred, I went back and forth between the Kindle and the Nook.

BUT, when Kindle announced file organization and Facebook and Twitter integration with its 2.5 upgrade (which still hasn’t downloaded by the way), I decided to go with the Kindle. Plus, to be honest with you, I just liked the clean lines of the Kindle over the Nook. It fits better in my hand, and just seems to fit me better.

What I didn’t consider was this…

…that I would be betraying my beloved Barnes and Noble.  Yep, I am a traitor.

Now, I get that most of these devices are proprietary in nature and I knew that choosing the Kindle over the Nook would mean doing business with Amazon, but what I didn’t consider was the “pretty” factor. In between my long hours at work (definitely not during work, ahem) I like to browse B&N’s website. Their e-book site is so much easier to navigate and much prettier than Amazon’s e-book site (my opinion).

Now don’t get me wrong, my purchases are done wirelessly. I don’t purchase online and then sync up later, although I know that you can do that. BUT, I didn’t realize how much I would miss browsing B&N’s site. Also, when visiting a B&N store, I feel like a bit of a loser. Everyone is walking around with their Nooks looking cool and I am Nook-less. This is an entirely strange feeling for me because I LOVE my Kindle. Even with all this loser angst I am experiencing, I still wouldn’t trade my Kindle for a Nook.

So what am I saying? I am sorry Barnes and Noble. I didn’t buy your Nook, but I LOVE your website and still shop in your brick and mortar store. I can hope that Amazon does something with their site to pretty it up a bit. Visually, it’s BLAH. Do you hear me Amazon? Do something with the Kindle Books section, please!


Amazon Kindle Book Section



B&N Ebook Section

So if you are in the market for an e-reader, consider your shopping habits too. Where do you purchase your regular books from? Are you loyal to a particular store? Browse each site’s e-book section and see which one you like best. For now, I am happy to browse one site and buy from the other, but it’s still a bit weird for me.

The Sunday Salon: Busy, but Fun

Kindle Case

This photo has nothing to do with anything except that I am loving the new case that I got for my Kindle. I got it here, in case anyone needs one. So many of the cases out there are sort of masculine and, well…boring. This one has a pocket to hold the charger (big plus). I love it.

Yesterday we went to see Iron Man 2. I really liked it but can I just say that the cost of going to the movies these days is a bit much? A family of four, plus popcorn and some drinks came to $80. That’s a significant amount of change.

The Sunday Salon

Today I got to sleep in a bit which was lovely. After a quick cup of coffee we went out to breakfast and then hit the zoo. It was a bit hot and crowded but it was good to get out on such a nice day.

On the reading front, I’ve been reading Legend of a Suicide and The Glass Room. Both are really good but I have to put The Glass Room aside for a while as I have a tour coming up for Legend which snuck up on me a little bit. You know how that is.

It’s mid-May, it’s hot and school is beginning to wind down a bit. I was told by the little one that swim lessons are not needed this year. She was quite the swimmer last year, but a summer without swim lessons? Feels a little odd to me. Okay, I am also going to miss reading by the pool but swim lessons SCREAM summer to me. Perhaps I should work on my summer reading list instead.

Tonight, we are watching Old Dogs and cooking up a couple of pizzas. What do you have planned?