Door #1 or Door #2?

17 February, 2010
Rat Fink

Which one?
So I told the Thriller several days ago that I was going to make one purchase or the other; not both. (Between you and me, I want to hold out for getting “the other” as a Mother’s Day gift FROM HIM. Shhh.) Getting both just isn’t in the budget right now.

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So which one is it? I’ve gone back and forth within the last 24 hours. My contract with Verizon allows for a discount upgrade this Sunday. I will choose by then. I really had my mind made up to get the Droid until I read this article in the Guardian, which suddenly found me wanting a nook all the more. Guy made me laff, too:

The lack of a cover immediately alters your purchasing habits. As soon as I got the ebook [reader], I went on a virtual shopping spree, starting with the stuff I thought I should read – Wolf Hall, that kind of thing – but quickly found myself downloading titles I’d be too embarrassed to buy in a shop or publicly read on a bus. Not pornography, but something far worse: celebrity autobiographies.

Hey, what’s wrong with celeb bios? I like ’em…

Of course, there are far more important things in life to think and worry about than which toy I want. But at the moment, I’m having trouble coming up with an example.

:-)

Fink (pretentious wonk) out.

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Will
Will
17 February, 2010 7:04 am

Go with the phone. Then again, I’m somewhat biased considering the Nook and Kindle are just fads to me. I’d rather have a real book than a circuit board but that’s just me.

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PKPudlin
PKPudlin
17 February, 2010 8:34 pm

I got a Sony Reader as a belated Christmas present this year. Actually my stepdad got one and I helped him set it up on his computer. By the time I was done, I wanted one too. (The fact that they come in PINK clinched it.) I love it – fits in my purse and I can carry several books at once. Phone, schmone. Stick with your BB. Droids have issues.

PK

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Suzanne
17 February, 2010 11:47 pm

I have to go with the Nook. Only because I want one too. :)

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BoomR
BoomR
21 February, 2010 2:12 am

NOOK NOOK NOOK NOOK! Bluvox got his in time to load it up with a few eBooks & take on the cruise. I gotta say: eReaders are “the New iPod” – I mean, you couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting someone on the cruise who had their Kindle or Sony eReader out on the deck poolside. I think BV was the only one out of 2000+ people that had a Nook. And it ROCKS! The “feel” of it is substantial, without feeling cheapy/toy-like or heavy. He says that it’s WAY easier to hold while laying in bed reading than… Read more »