Reading on the Nook has changed the way I read. (Not just saying that!) I read faster, more often, and into the late hours of the night without disturbing my fiance who can't sleep with "pages turning." :) I got a lot of great gifts for Christmas this year, but this was by far my favorite! I have downloaded tons of free books, short stories, and plenty of things I would never have read. It has opened my world of reading just a little bit bigger.
Why is it so much better than real books? First off, nothing is better than a real book. Nothing. Something about the pages and skimming through, the weight in your hand... After saying that, this makes reading so much better. No more uncomfortable positions, tired arms holding the book in bed, and no more losing your spot. The nook automatically keeps your place in any book you are reading, even if you are reading them all. Touch the button "reading now" and instantly see the last page you were on in your latest book. Amazing!
The size of a regular paperback, light and easy to use. Another thing that I love about the nook is that you have access to tons of free books without ever leaving your home. Click here to preview some of the free books that are offered through Barnes & Noble.
Another great source for free books on-line is Project Gutenburg. They have over 33,000 free books that have an expired copyright in the United States and are thus available for free. I love this site. You can download to your computer, your i-pad, your kindle, nook, whatever. They have all kinds of different formats so you can pretty much read free anywhere. Go check it out.
If you aren't a reading junkie and you just want to read a few of Oprah's favorite picks every once in a while you can of course purchase books on-line as well. Use your nook to browse or go to barnesandnoble.com and browse. Easy as Pie!