More than an e-reader
I received the Nook HD as a gift from my husband and absolutely love it. I have set it up to receive books from the local library and have found numerous sources for free e-books, my favorite of which is Bookbub which looks among multiple sources. The Nook is so user friendly that I had it set up, software updated, and a book loaded on it within 20 minutes. Now that my accounts are set up, I can browse and select a book and be reading in under a minute. No more running out of reading material, arriving at the library five minutes after it closed, or late fees for forgetting to return materials on time. Other bonuses to reading via the Nook are that you no longer have to get up to shut off the light when you are ready to go to sleep, a built in dictionary that you can use simply by highlighting the word, ability to share a passage. There are no longer any dog eared pages, lost book marks (Nook just goes the last page you were on) or cracked spines. Aside from reading, there are numerous other things you can use the Nook for. It works very well for browsing the web including Facebook as well as email and playing games. The keyboard has been nice and responsive so far for a touch screen. I am pleased as punch with the Nook HD and look forward to finding more uses and apps to use with it. Weight Too heavy when reading a good book. Am guessing it will hurt if you fall asleep reading and bonks you in the face. Design some kind of ergonomic handrest. Keeping hands off the screen while reading can get a little uncomfortable after a long read with a good book.