I received this as a Christmas gift this past year. I love to read so I was super excited to get it. This is perfect for anyone who is looking for just reading and not a tablet. There are also Nook tablets for those who are looking for everything in one. But for just the basics this is perfect. Sometimes it takes a little bit to load the shop screen (but that might just be my WiFi connection) but everything else works great. All of my books downloaded fast and are easily accessible. This Nook is perfect in size and is very light and comfortable to hold. The battery life is incredible! This is the tradeoff for not having all the features of a tablet. I'm not sure what the official battery life is, but it's very long. Perfect and easy to use! Battery Life Perfect! The battery on this lasts forever! Doesn't take long to charge either. Book Choices/Variety There are a ton of books to choose from online. They also have a lot of free books too.