Recently, my library began offering digital library books through Overdrive. Because I have the nook and had already found success in using the dastardly Adobe Digital Editions to buy Harlequin’s ePub format directly from their ebookstore and move the books to my nook, I rejoiced.
They don’t have a huge selection, but I’m sure they’ll add the hot new books as they’re available. The true test for me will come when there’s a waiting list for those hot new books. One thing being a digital reader has taught me—I don’t have to wait. If I want a book now, I can have it now. As in reading it thirty seconds after I decide I want it. Can I tolerate a waiting list? Might depend on the impending price battle.
I decided to start with Divorced, Desperate and Delicious by Christie Craig, a book that had been recommended to me like two years ago, but which I’d forgotten about until I saw it on the Overdrive listing.
Despite the rather persnickety personality of the nook, all went well.
But I had a book I was already reading and needed to finish, plus I had a pretty busy week, so by the time I opened it, I was already up against the clock. One thing the nook doesn’t support is a little badge to tell you how many days left until your library book says buh-bye, but the little banner shows up if I open Adobe Digital Editions.
I now have 3 days left to finish this book. Tick tock. I’m so afraid I’m going to get to the last chapter, reading as fast as I can, and the book’s going to go poof!
I’d say more, but I have to go read now…