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I’m really going to miss the crossword puzzles

July 21, 2011


I have tried the Kindle.

I have tried the Color Nook.

I have made lists of all the things that are good about each, hoping to reach a decision.

In the process… I thoroughly confused myself! That was lots of fun!

I sat on a fence, thinking about how a Nook, though expensive, was cost effective… could access Kindle books even, and could use library books.

But… I didn’t like the feel of it all that much, to my surprise. I didn’t love the feel of reading on it. Too glowing? Too shiny? I know it was tough to read in bright sunlight. Reading in bed felt odd too, like being on the computer too long at night.

I found myself poking around and doing lots of crossword puzzles on it. Lots and lots of lovely touch screen crossword puzzles. I’m going to miss those.

But… I’m a book reviewer and book lover first, even before I’m a book blogger and Internet Scrabble/crossword junkie. And, although the advantage of a Nook is that it gives me access to lots of free books… the Kindle is nicer to read them on.

Watch: just as I settle into the world of the Kindle… some e-reader company is going to come up with a glorious hybrid of e-ink and gadget-friendly touch-screen that can read All The Books In Every Library Ever Instantly. That would be just my luck.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 21, 2011 10:37 pm

    *pat pat* it’s ok, when you get your next e-reader, I’m sure it will be full of lovely everything you want

  2. November 27, 2011 1:44 am

    do you know if the kindle touch (black & white), or the nook touch do crosswords? i see that you tested the nook color, not the black & white version. which kindle did you test?
    thank you, LG

    • November 27, 2011 1:58 pm

      As far as I know, the Kindle doesn’t have crosswords that are complimentary and built in. You can buy the Times Crossword active content and do that, for a few dollars.

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