The way I put it in the title makes it sounds as if I literally became an e-reader. Like I’m in a Franz Kafka story, but instead of waking up as a cockroach, I woke up one morning as a Nook GlowLight Plus.
Maybe that would make a good 21st century reboot, now I think about it. But no. I haven’t turned into an electronic device. (I’ll bet you figured that part out, though.)
I did, however, became an ardent user of said device. I fell in love with my Nook GlowLight (now in its waterproof “Plus” edition). I … did not expect that when I first acquired the device in 2013.
I’ve touched on some of these before:
My Nook’s navigation feels streamlined and intuitive.
Plus, it’s pretty. I especially appreciate the casing. It makes it feel less device-y because the cream color melts into the edges of the page.
Plus, I love carrying a whole library with me everywhere I go.
In the end, though, reading on my Nook comes down to something I’ve realized over the last few weeks: Practically, I do most of my reading at bedtime. It’s when my mind is most free/least distracted. I can snuggle in, turn off the lights, and disappear into another world. My Nook is great for that because of the back light that is not a blue light.
I miss reading paper books so very much sometimes. So much so, in fact, that I’ve gravitated toward paper books in recent weeks.
The end result has been … discouraging: I’m reading far less than usual. Turns out, unsurprisingly, that convenience is hard to beat. Since I’ve grown accustomed to reading on my Nook, I’m finding it hard to return to reading paper books, which require just-so lighting and a readable font size.
I’d love to hear what others have experienced. Have you become an e-reader, or are you paper books or bust?