Saturday, July 17, 2010

Good day all. It's Saturday morning and I thought I would get to writing a blog post about random life stuff going on . 
I wanted to write my thoughts on the Barns & Noble Nook since I have had it about a week now. I have managed to read a whole book in less than a week with it and I have to say there is something to be said for my not being able to see how many more physical pages you have left to finish the book . The Nook does give you how many pages you have read and what is remaining, but there seems to be a since of calm with these numbers. When I read a paper back book, I get over whelmed with all the those pages I have lingering to finish. So in a way the nook has helped with that issue for sure.

One night I decided to use my Nook in bed while Don was sleeping and to my surprise none of my book lights worked with the Nook while in my case. So the next day i went back to Barnes & Noble and bought a Nook light in orange. It works wonderful with the Nook and I am very pleased that I decided to get it. It does create a little glare if you are using it in the pitch dark, but in a dimly lite room it works wonderful.  
My local B&N store had the Nook class last-night and I had planned on going, but by the time 6pm got here I just decided not to go. I have had the Nook for a week now and I pretty much have learned most of the in's and out's of the device. I have found a couple web sites I wanted to share with you that I thought someone might use.

  1. Mobile Read... http://www.mobileread.com/  This is a great place for all kinds of Nook goodness. They have forums and websites to download books. 
  2. Good Reads ... http://www.goodreads.com/ This is a place to document all the books you have read, will read and want to read. You can add friends and see what they to say about books they have read or what they suggest to read you may not know if out. 
  3. Books On Board.... http://www.booksonboard.com/index.html?ebooks=ebooks// another online book buying site. 
      4. Fiction wise... http://www.fictionwise.com/home.html.. a online book buying site. 

This week we did watch the 2 hour special of Deadliest Catch were they lost Caption Phil. Very sad , very sad. He wave loved by so many and I don't thing we ever know how much until we are really gone. He will be missed very much. 

I have been playing with the idea of getting another phone. Me and this Blackberry 9700 are having issues. It's the small keyboard. I just don't understand why they made this phone so small. the 9000 bold was perfect . I love that phone and use it alot, but the battery and memory are a true issue. Anyone that ownes this phone knows what I am talking about. I really have not decided yet, but I am really thinking I may have to go with something a little more basic. I got this phone with my 2 year renewal so I will have to pay full price for a new  phone :( sucks. 
On the knitting front I have nothing to offer. I have not touched my needles in a couple months now and I think it has been  a nice little break,but I am ready to get back at it. I miss very much the needle and yarn in my hands. I still have my Rose Leaf Trellis Shawl I am working on and a pair of toe up socks. This will keep me busy for some time :) I'm a very slow knitter,lol. 

I guess I am learning with time, that I don't have to keep the worlds pass anymore. Just enjoy what I can do with the time I have. That's all I expect of myself.  

Love comments from you guys so drop by and say hi ;) have a great day all. 





2 comments:

Hello Fit Kitty said...

Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. In turn I came around and read yours. We have a lot in common, except I don't think I could Knit if my life depended on it. I've always wanted to learn, but have never gotten around to it.

Thanks for the posting info. I've tried and tried to send posts via email from my Blackberry (9700) but they always come out funny looking or the photo doesn't show up. I don't know what the problem is.

Before I started using the Kindle app for my phone and my iPod, I was using another app and often bought books at www.cyberread.com back then, they had a lot of the same books as other sites, but they were cheaper. I'm not sure that's still the case, but you might want to check them out and see if they have books for your device.

Have a GREAT day!

Sweet Lina said...

your writings are really so pretty!:)