My boyfriend and I looked at the Nooks for quite a while before we decided to purchase one. We decided to get a refurbished one due to the lower price. Not only is the price lower but you are helping the environment as well by "reusing" the electronic. We found the Barnes & Noble Nook HD 16GB 7in Tablet online for about $100. The Nooks have come a long way since they first came out. You can now not only use it for reading but watching movies, playing games, browsing social media and google. We have used our Nook primarily for reading when we are on the go or have a break in between our classes. We should really purchase a second one so we do not have to share! Haha. The 7 inch screen is the perfect size for reading without straining your eyes and you can take it anywhere. It is also really light weight so I just toss it in my purse. It really fits in your hands pretty well. I have small hands and find it comfortable to hold. My boyfriend has big hands and it is just fine for him too. I do have to admit the battery does not last the 10 hours as it claims but it is pretty long lasting. Sometimes there is a glare if you are outside and the sun hits the screen wrong. Overall I recommend purchasing a refurbished Nook. It is a really handy and portable device. It costs less than a brand new one too!