I bought a Kindle when they first came out, and I can honestly say I use it every single day. I definitely am getting my money’s worth out of it (although these are rather expensive devices). One of the gentlemen in my office wanted to buy either a Nook or a Kindle for his wife and after looking at my Kindle, and then going to a Barnes & Noble and looking at the Nook he decided on the Kindle. He had apparently done some research on the books that are available on the two different devices and he felt that Kindle offered more of the type of books his wife would read, and they were available for a lower price. I THINK (not sure about this) one of the benefits of the Kindle is that you can connect to the Amazon bookstore anywhere you can get a cell phone connection. I thought I read that Nook didn’t offer that ability. I can literally be laying in bed in the middle of the night and connect to the Amazon store and purchase and download books immediately. I really love that!!
I am a voracious reader, and the Kindle has definitely cut down on the money I spend on books. I still do purchase ‘paper’ books, but I have truly enjoyed developing a wonderful electronic book library as well. And I love being able to slip my Kindle into my purse and take it with me to read when I know I will be sitting and waiting somewhere (doctor’s office, mechanic shop).
I also love the fact that I can subscribe to newspapers and periodicals electronically. The daily peroidicals are downloaded automatically to my Kindle. (I currently subscribe to Catholic News Agency)
I’m sure either one will be a great benefit to you. I absolutely love mine.
Good luck! Let us know which one you decide to get!
P.S.: I think I saw an article recently that Wal-Mart or Target was going to start selling Kindles in their stores. Maybe you could find a store where they are selling them, and go take a peek for yourself. Seeing it “in person” might help you decide which would be best for you.