Nook Features You May Have Missed
August 01, 2012
I received a NOOK Color (with Wi-Fi) as a gift for my birthday. I really like it and have enjoyed using it to read eBooks that I’ve downloaded. Barnes & Noble (B&N) bookstore sells this device as well as several other Nook devices, which are geared toward individual's reading and Internet preferences. They range in price from $99 - $199. I know that many people are considering purchasing some type of eReader, so I wanted to let you know about some things I’ve discovered about my NOOK Color:
First of all, there’s an app called Books Buddy that I downloaded to my Nook. It lets me know what free eBooks are available from B&N, which ones are greatly discounted, and which ones are on the "hot" books list. I found a cookbook and also downloaded a series of four books by using this app. Did I mention that they were FREE? I like free!
Another thing I discovered is that since I’ve taken advantage of the complimentary Wi-Fi while in a B&N located in Independence, my device remembers that connection and automatically connects me the minute I walk in the store. Since I like "free," I was most excited to learn that B&N allows you to read any eBook for one hour while in the store. I think that is fantastic. I enjoy the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz, and learned that he’s published a series of short story installments called Odd Interlude. There are currently three 70 page stories available. I managed to get to around page 48 of the first one before my time ran out.
The other thing I really like about my NOOK Color is that it allows me to exchange books with other Nook users who are on my "friends" list. There is no charge for being able to use this feature. Do you own a Nook or a different eBook reading device? If so, I’d love to hear what you think of it and whether you’ve discovered any great features.
Blue Ridge Branch