Yesterday I blogged about my mad love for my iPod Touch as a digital reader and the reasons why I wouldn’t buy a dedicated e-book reader.
Today I ordered a Nook.
Yeah, I know. But apparently one of my personalities let one of my other personalities touch the debit card.
The good news: as soon as it gets here you can get a review of the Nook from the point of view of a totally technically-inept reader.
Why the Nook instead of the Kindle? 1) I can read digital books bought directly from eHarlequin on the Nook (that’s the rumor, anyway) and 2) I can still buy books at Fictionwise and read them on the Nook.
Why not use the Sony 505? I wanted the Nook or the Kindle because I have the Kindle app and the BN eReader app and they both claim to sync across devices. After ordering the Nook I discovered it syncs books, but not the last page read, which makes the function all kinds of useless. But at the time, that was a deciding factor—the ability to hop back and forth from e-ink to backlit at will.
Anyway. We’ll see how it goes.
UPDATE: I’ve also found out that—I think—it will only sync B&N-bought books across to the eReader app, which means not the books I buy directly from eHQN. That’s kind of a bummer. But there are only a few authors I just HAVE to take advantage of that early release benefit for, so I’ll live. Without the syncing, it probably doesn’t seem sensible not to stick with the Sony but, to be honest, I don’t like the button placement on the Sony 505. We’ll see if I like the Nook’s better.