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Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Lose 55 pounds in ten minutes for $149.00
Would you like to lose, say, 55 pounds or more, in 10 minutes for only $149? I did it, by getting a Nook e reader. Ok, the pounds I lost weren’t human flesh (apologies those of us trying to lose ballast); they’re dead weight and space wasters in RV’s, tents, or homes and are known as “books.” I know, I know…books are lovely in homes but if you’re downsizing to a condo, 5th wheel, or cardboard box, think about it.
I’m a maniacal reader. To the point of insanity. In addition to pleasure reading like a fool, reading has always been integral to my teaching and writing careers. Reading is my hobby, my joy, my career (when not writing), and my friend. In truth, my love of reading is central to who I am.
So, the thought of giving up or not having access to my zillions of books while camping or RVing was totally out of the question. Then I realized, it’s not about the books…it’s about reading. And that’s when my brilliant husband did the research and gave me the solution; my Christmas 2009 gift: my Nook.
Unreal! In a nano second, I had room for 1,500 books in a little thing that’s only 7.7” x 4.9” x 0.50 !” Now, I don’t have 1,500 books on my Nook (yet), but I do have 35 books I’ve downloaded and have yet to read, as well as 48 books I have read and archived (sent to the “back” of the Nook). Also, I’ve downloaded tons of non-fiction books I use all the time: four study Bibles, several cookbooks, flora and fauna books, and light pool-side reading such as “The Complete US Constitution and Bill of Rights” and the “Declaration of Independence.” I love this stuff, and actually use it. It’s kind of scary when I think about it…
I take all of my books with me when we’re camping or traveling. They even fit in my purse. I can choose from six (count ‘em, six) text sizes and three fonts, all customized for my not-so-young eyes. And if my vision ever blows out, the Nook will read the books aloud to me! The battery charge lasts literally weeks. The screen is some non-glare thing that allows me to read in the car (as a passenger), under our Jayco trailer awning, and in the Class C coach while hubby drives (when we get a Class C coach). Also, other Nook owners and I can “trade” books back and forth. Hmm…was that a not-so-subtle all call for other Nook aficionados of historical fiction, autobiographies, biographies, and great fiction? And Barnes and Noble has so many great, free, or incredibly cheap books to download. Oh, and get this! Many libraries are now lending e books compatible with Nook and some of its competitors. Our Prescott, AZ library does. Check with your library to see if it lends e books; then, check your e reader’s compatability with your library’s system .
If you’re a reader and/or Rver, you might want to check out the awesome feel of a Nook in your hand ( they prop up great against pillows). I’d love to hear what you think about your e reader, or questions you may have. In the interest of full disclosure, I don’t know anyone associated with the Nook or Barnes and Noble and certainly don’t get paid to promote Nook in any way, shape or form! Wouldn’t do it…wouldn’t be prudent, to quote a former president.
Happy Tales to you,