My name is Brittany and I am the newest member of the e-reader club.
If you didn't know, I am pretty old-fashioned.
My mama has been trying to convince me to get an e-reader for years. She's even offered to generously gift me a Kindle or Nook for the past 3 Christmases and or for my birthday! Each time I pleasantly declined.
I didn't want to give into the trend. I didn't want to "have to" get used to a new technological thing.
I felt in some way that if I got an e-reader, I was saying goodbye to actual books.
I felt that I was helping make printed materials extinct and that really scares me as SO much reading material is on the web now; from newspapers to magazines and of course, books.
About two weeks ago, I justified my purchase of a Nook Simple Touch thanks to birthday money.
My physical being is progressively declining. that's the nature of my muscle disease, SMA-Spinal Muscle Atrophy.
I have a noticed my arms becoming weaker, especially in the last year and the last 5 months I haven't been able to wash the right side of my face, thus needing someone to do it for me.
Because of my arms weakening, I decided to get the Nook, BUT i will still purchase and read physical, thinner paperbacks, like Safe Haven!
Here is the beauty!
Most covers for the Nook are around $30, psshh yeh right, this girl needed something cheaper.
I then saw online one day shortly after purchasing my Nook that Sew Beastly was offering a coupon code and I totally had to snatch one up! They are just so darling and whimsical. I was a bit concerned with the measurements and if the Nook would fit, but after comparing both, I knew it would. I thought that the wristlet would be able to happily hold & protect my Nook!
When I got Citlalli's pretty package, I put my Nook in there, along with a micro-fibre cloth to clean the screen and they both fit, but just barely. I mean, I CAN zip it up, so that's all that matters.
I could just tell how much love & care that Citlalli puts into her packaging and product! I love it! I also recently learned from her website that her products contain, "batting/interfacing made from recycled plastic bottles."
Nice to the environment too? ah :)
I ended up getting this pretty purple & yellow ruffled wristlet. I was contemplating this one too.
I'll mainly use the Nook (for now) for books that are on my running list that are heavier or only in hardcover. I am really hoping I can keep this system going for years. Transitioning to ALL of my books on the Nook, IF i can no longer hold a book up while laying down will sadden me terribly! BUT i won't dwell on what hasn't even happened.
You see, 97% of the time I read books and magazines at night. Reading at night is so enjoyable to me. There are less distractions and i feel cozy laying in bed with my 12 pillows surrounding me as I quietly read, either letting my mind be taught and expanded or mindlessly being entertained.
As of now, I have 2 books downloaded:
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin( currently reading) and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
If anyone wants to get me a Barnes & Noble giftcard for Christmas, I'd love it! haha
Ok, seriously though, if any of you have a Nook, let me know, because i hear that we can borrow books from each other somehow? Not sure how that works, but I'd definitely be interested!