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modern_muslimah
07-04-2011, 12:02 AM
It'll probably be obsolete in a year. That's why Prancy is using her :EVILLE: influence to make us buy them now.

:lol: Like mine is. I barely had it for three months before they announced the new one.

I felt like the people in this commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZAAZ7iXN-o).

Prancer
07-04-2011, 12:03 AM
OK, I got the Nook and I'm christening it with that post-Soviet book that Prancer is yapping about. My friend was with me when I bought it and he's very old-fashioned and anti-gadget and he said he's going to kick me down the block if he finds out in a year that I'm not using it. :lol:

Reposting stuff for the newbie:

Once you get used to navigating, learn how to use Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/about) and sideload (http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/The-Old-eBooks-Help-Board/Video-tutorial-how-to-side-load-stuff-on-your-Nook-via-Explorer/td-p/468487), and you will have endless libraries and bookstores at your fingertips.

Cheap books (Nook, Kobo and other ePub formats--suck it, Kindle users!): http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Cheap-e-Reads/163454373711210

Free Nook Book thread: http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOK-Book-Discussion/Free-NOOKbook-summary-thread-please-no-OT/td-p/713884/page/38

Stay away from Pirate Bay, though, or :lynch:

Also, do not refer to your device as your Nookie. Everyone does, and it's annoying.


It'll probably be obsolete in a year. That's why Prancy is using her :EVILLE: influence to make us buy them now.

It's kind of a given that any new technology will be out of date within a year or two. But since everything is stored on either my computer or in the cloud, I can always download it all to my next biggerbetterstrongerfaster device when I finally get one without lifting a single box.

Spinner
07-04-2011, 03:36 AM
Are you taking women's studies?:P

No. Would one not find it interesting if one wasn't? :P

Prancer
07-04-2011, 04:03 AM
No. Would one not find it interesting if one wasn't? :P

Well, it's often treated as a feminist book (so it's a standard in women's studies), but Lessing herself says it's essentially a study of madness. And Communism. And it's an interesting entry in early postmodernism.

It's also pretty depressing :shuffle:.

Southpaw
07-04-2011, 04:14 AM
Reposting stuff for the newbie:

Once you get used to navigating, learn how to use Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/about) and sideload (http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/The-Old-eBooks-Help-Board/Video-tutorial-how-to-side-load-stuff-on-your-Nook-via-Explorer/td-p/468487), and you will have endless libraries and bookstores at your fingertips.

Calibre rocks! I downloaded a ton of free stuff by dead white men. And even a dead white woman. :fan21:


Also, do not refer to your device as your Nookie. Everyone does, and it's annoying.

The pet name for my device is prancey. :2faced:

Man, this gadget is awesome! I'm able to contort myself into all kinds of wacky positions on the couch and the little prancey goes right along with me and doesn't do lousy things like falling and whacking me on the bridge of my nose. My eyes are able to focus without getting all weirded out. I'm actually reading again! :cheer:

Thanks to all who enabled me!

galaxygirl
07-04-2011, 04:27 AM
Calibre rocks! I downloaded a ton of free stuff by dead white men. And even a dead white woman. :fan21:

The pet name for my device is prancey. :2faced:

Man, this gadget is awesome! I'm able to contort myself into all kinds of wacky positions on the couch and the little prancey goes right along with me and doesn't do lousy things like falling and whacking me on the bridge of my nose. My eyes are able to focus without getting all weirded out. I'm actually reading again! :cheer:

Thanks to all who enabled me!

I ordered mine today. It'll ship this week and probably get here next week. Did you get a cover for it? I've got my eye on one but, needless to say, I couldn't fall for a cheap one. :rolleyes:

PrincessLeppard
07-04-2011, 04:38 AM
Well, it's often treated as a feminist book (so it's a standard in women's studies), but Lessing herself says it's essentially a study of madness. And Communism. And it's an interesting entry in early postmodernism.

It's also pretty depressing :shuffle:.

I need to read this. I've only read her short stories.

Prancer
07-04-2011, 04:56 AM
Calibre rocks! I downloaded a ton of free stuff by dead white men. And even a dead white woman. :fan21:

Sometimes it's worth it to pay the $2.99 or whatever for a dead white guy book, just to get better formatting and presentation. It does depend on the book, though.

If you like classics, don't forget Project Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page) (although I must say, a lot of what is at Gutenberg convinced me that $2.99 is better than free :shuffle:).

Also, I find that ePub converts to different font sizes better than PDF files; the spacing in PDF files tends to go all screwy. Calibre is a big help with that.


The pet name for my device is prancey. :2faced:

I am honored, as I am sure that your Nook will be your trusted friend for years to come. :encore:


I'm actually reading again! :cheer:

Enjoy!


I ordered mine today. It'll ship this week and probably get here next week. Did you get a cover for it? I've got my eye on one but, needless to say, I couldn't fall for a cheap one. :rolleyes:

Cheap e-reads (linked above) is giving away an Oberon (http://www.oberondesign.com/nook.php) leather cover (maybe more than one) tomorrow.

I bought a cover from Javo-Edge (http://www.javoedge.com/) for mine. It stands up by itself, which is nice for reading during lunch. I am very tempted to buy a handmade hardwood case from this guy on Etsy; they're bulky, but your Nook couldn't be safer. But expensive! :drama:

Southpaw
07-04-2011, 06:06 AM
I ordered mine today. It'll ship this week and probably get here next week. Did you get a cover for it? I've got my eye on one but, needless to say, I couldn't fall for a cheap one. :rolleyes:

Yep, I got this big honking ampersand (http://gifts.barnesandnoble.com/Jonathan-Adler-Punctuation-Cover-in-Black-for-NOOK-2nd-Edition/e/9780594017585/?cds2Pid=35724) cover. They don't show it, but there's a big honking question mark on the back cover. I prefer the question mark to the ampersand. I had to give them all the touchy-feely test to decide what I would like to feel against my fingertips for hours and hours. This one feels like a hardcover.


Sometimes it's worth it to pay the $2.99 or whatever for a dead white guy book, just to get better formatting and presentation. It does depend on the book, though.

If you like classics, don't forget Project Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page) (although I must say, a lot of what is at Gutenberg convinced me that $2.99 is better than free :shuffle:).

That's where I got my dead white guys (and one white woman) from. They seem ok in the formatting, but yeah the presentation is a bit no-frills brand. It's still way better than tiny little words squished up into tightly spaced paragraphs so I'm not complaining. Unfortunately, it seems the dictionary feature doesn't work on the Gutenberg stuff so that kind of blows.

galaxygirl
07-04-2011, 06:14 AM
Cheap e-reads (linked above) is giving away an Oberon (http://www.oberondesign.com/nook.php) leather cover (maybe more than one) tomorrow.


Oh, those are nice! But they don't have any for the new Nooks yet...


I bought a cover from Javo-Edge (http://www.javoedge.com/) for mine. It stands up by itself, which is nice for reading during lunch.

Nice! I like the fact that the corners are round so if I flip the cover over and hold it on the bottom with both hands, I don't get poked. B&N has a similar model but the angle when the base is open is too vertical; yours looks like it has a better angle.

I like their other covers, too, but they don't have any for the latest model, unfortunately.


I am very tempted to buy a handmade hardwood case from this guy on Etsy; they're bulky, but your Nook couldn't be safer. But expensive! :drama:

I love this one (http://etsy.me/iqeCQY).

ETA:


Yep, I got this big honking ampersand (http://gifts.barnesandnoble.com/Jonathan-Adler-Punctuation-Cover-in-Black-for-NOOK-2nd-Edition/e/9780594017585/?cds2Pid=35724) cover. They don't show it, but there's a big honking question mark on the back cover. I prefer the question mark to the ampersand. I had to give them all the touchy-feely test to decide what I would like to feel against my fingertips for hours and hours. This one feels like a hardcover.

I like that one, but I need rounded corners. This (http://gifts.barnesandnoble.com/Vasco-Cover-in-Brick-for-NOOK-2nd-Edition/e/9780594017547/?cds2Pid=36189)is the one I'll probably get. The flap is held down by magnets and when you open it and flip the cover back to read, the magnets secure it to the back so you don't have to worry about it flopping. It's kind of boring. I'd rather have lime green or a nice pretty sky blue. :)

Spinner
07-04-2011, 06:34 AM
I bought a cover from Javo-Edge (http://www.javoedge.com/) for mine. It stands up by itself, which is nice for reading during lunch. I am very tempted to buy a handmade hardwood case from this guy on Etsy; they're bulky, but your Nook couldn't be safer. But expensive! :drama:

Have you seen the e-reader covers from Out of Print (http://www.outofprintclothing.com/ShopAccessories_a/306.htm)? Old book cover prints! :swoon: iPhone covers too!

Southpaw
07-04-2011, 01:24 PM
Have you seen the e-reader covers from Out of Print (http://www.outofprintclothing.com/ShopAccessories_a/306.htm)? Old book cover prints! :swoon: iPhone covers too!

Those are pretty sweet.

Southpaw
07-04-2011, 03:26 PM
Oh yeah, and I take back what I said about the dictionary function not working with the Gutenberg e-books because it's working for me today. I guess it was just user error yesterday when I tried it out. It's certainly not the first time that I turned out to be the gadget with the problem.

modern_muslimah
07-04-2011, 05:15 PM
If you like classics, don't forget Project Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page) (although I must say, a lot of what is at Gutenberg convinced me that $2.99 is better than free :shuffle:).

ITA. Project Gutenburg's books have pretty bad formatting. Girlebooks (http://girlebooks.com/ebook-catalog/) has some nicely formatted classics by women authors. You can download them individually for free or you can buy some in a bundle (like all of Jane Austen's novels) for $0.99. They also have them available in different formats.

rfisher
07-04-2011, 05:55 PM
Do I understand that the free or really cheap books are books I wouldn't read anyway? :lol: Jane Austin :yikes: