Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gabbing about Ereaders, my new .99 Release and More Great Book Finds!

I'd love to hear out there who has a Nook or a Kindle. I was at B&N last night eyeing the new color Nooks. Holy Cow! They had to pry my hands off of that baby. Good things to know about the different Nooks though....The regular Nook with eInk Technology is best if you need an ereader primarily for reading novels. Reason: You can read it in daylight and take it outside anywhere. However, if you want to read in bed, you need to get a Nook light. They're available for $15 at B&N or you can get any other version for probably cheaper I'm sure. $15 isn't bad for their great reading lights. If you want an ereader for magazines, newspapers and children books...anything really with lots of pictures or photos, the Color Nook is best for you. However, it does not have eInk technology. The Color Nook is exactly like a small computer, so it lights up just like your computer. Great to read in bed and you won't need an ereader light. But if you want to read it outside in direct sunlight, you're out of luck. Even in a small amount of sunlight, you won't be able to read much. And according to the people who work at B&N, the Color Nook is just not as easy on the eyes as the regular Nook.

So, to sum up, if you need a great ereader for books mostly, go with the regular Nook or the Kindle. If you love to read magazines, newspapers, children's books, comic books, etc...go with the Color Nook! And if you love both and have the cash on hand, you can get both. You can own up to six Nooks and have your entire B&N Library on all six Nooks under the same account. Pretty cool, huh?

So let's talk ereaders? What kind of ereader do you have and why do you love it? What do you not love about it? One downfall on the Nook is that unless you purchase your ebook at B&N, you won't be able to see the cover on the pretty color screen below the eInk technology. That blows! Wish they would change that. Pretty elitest if you ask me but I love, love, love my Nook! I have heard some great things about Sony ereaders too. Anyone out there have a Sony ereader? What about an IPad? OMG...I want one of those!

Some Kick Ass Books for .99!

If you're looking to add some great buys to your Nook or Kindle, I have a few great suggestions. Amanda Hocking is creating some serious waves in the YA world right now. This indie published author is selling her books like hot cakes! Check out the first book in The Trylle Trilogy, Switched for .99! I'm reading it right now and loving it!

I just purchased Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H.P. Mallory for .99! First of all, what a great cover! I'm really, really starting to love these cartoon like covers for paranormal authors. Charlaine Harris and Candace Havens both have similar cutesy paranormal covers. Love them! But aside from the great cover, I can't wait to sink my teeth into this book! Sounds fabulous!

My fantasy time-travel, The Hour Glass Witch is now available for .99 at both Barnes and Noble and Amazon! If you like Greek Mythology and love to visit great historical events, you just might enjoy my book. If you do, please let me know! Here's the blurb.

The Hour Glass Witch
Cursed for mocking Aphrodite, the Greek muse of history is thrust back in time to the Salem Witch Trials. Seeking atonement while assigned the duty of inspiring humans during times of great historical significance, Clio has her work cut out for her. Her efforts fail in the first twenty-four hours, unable to twist fate and salvage lives. Accused of being a witch, she is thrown in prison by a former lover from another time. To escape the gallows, she flees back in time, to the Italian Renaissance, where she becomes a courtesan for a famous Italian painter, living a life of luxury while pining for her lost love. Her favorite god and good friend, Dionysus is living it up in Tuscany. He invites her to a wild party at his palace where she finds her love again, only to be separated once more. While the sands of time run out, she travels to Hades in search of her love. Will Clio make it out in time to save the condemned souls of Salem?

For Your Kindle

For Your Nook

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Risque Reviews

Have a beautiful week and thank you for stopping by today!


mamabear said...

As you know, I have the Kindle and I love it. I bought it just before they reduced the price...go figure. I bought the Kindle Kandle to read at night and I really like the fact that while it lights up your screen, it doesn't light up the whole room. I have downloaded the Kindle on my laptop, Kindle(of course) and iPhone. I like that I can do that, so I will always have a book with me, LOL! I started reading a new and free paranormal on my Kindle called Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr. While I am not quite 1/2 way, I highly recommend it!
When I was researching which book reader to buy, Sony had the lowest ratings, which surprised me. I basically did the eany, meany miney moe on the Kindle and Nook with the Kindle coming out ahead!LOL!
I thought I might like the back lit ones, so I am glad you pointed out the downside to that! I think I will keep my Kindle and Kandle!
Have a great day!!

Alisha said...

Ooh, thanks for recommending another book! I will go see if I can get it for my Nook! Is the Kandle just an ereader light attachment? I wonder if it can be used on the Nook.

Thanks for stopping by, Cathy. Always great to see you here! :)

Regina Carlysle said...

I love my Nook. I have the basic and it's perfect for what I use it for. READING. I actually think my husband would like the Nook color because he's into magazines far more than I am. Still...he's eyeing a tablet and he's looking at the ones with Android technology as opposed to Apple. We'll see what he decides on. He's actually thinking a tablet will be much easier to deal with on out of town trips as he can check and send email, take notes, etc. My daughter has a kindle and loves it.

mamabear said...

I don't see why it couldn't...it clips on the top of the Kindle. I just looked to see how mcuh it was and they don't have the kind I bought anymore (that I saw), but they do have one for 9.99.

J.A. Saare said...

My husband got me a Kindle 3G and I love it. I had a Sony e-reader but the screen was small, making the writing difficult to read (even if you made the font size larger). With my Kindle I can email my books to my unit (the 3G ones allow you to do it via a Amazon email), which is wonderful since uploading them on the e-reader was very time consuming.

I did get the red leather Kindle lighted cover and it's so handy. The cover actually attaches to the Kindle, so the light charges as the Kindle does. You just pull that puppy out of its slot when you need it and voila!

Have you had the chance to check out the iPad? My husband took me to the Apple store and I fell in love. I want one pretty badly, but I'll wait until the price drops. The touch screens are so nice, and turning the pages is so easy. ;)

Alisha said...

Hey, Jaime...thanks for stopping by! Always great to see you! And thanks for recommending Gimp. I'm determined to learn it!

I have seen the iPad in stores but haven't really played around with it much. I already want one though. Soooooooo nice!

The lighted Kindle cover sounds very cool! Is that Whispernet you're talking about for the Kindle?

The cool thing about the Nook is when I went to B&N, my Nook started getting an update. I was like, what? So I asked a girl who worked there and she told me it was adding new updates! Cool! And we get emails and blogs about it from B&N with new info. on all the updates in a folder called The Daily. Also, I love that I can buy a book and then click Check for New B&N Content and wahlah...my book are there. Ereaders are just the coolest aren't they?