This weekend was fantastic. I did TONS of book-looking, which I haven't been able to do in a long time, just spend an hour or so at Barnes and Noble. It was so fun, and incredibly relaxing, just browsing books, picking up a few, putting others back, touching the spines, feeling the smooth pages, just getting the overall feel of being in a cozy bookstore. LOVE.
Then on Sunday I apparently hadn't gotten my fill of books because I whipped out my Nookcolor (which as of late has become a really expensive toy for my four year old to use the apps and the awesome picture books), but I forgot how much fun it was to read something on my Nook! It's so nice to just have whatever I wanted to look at literally at the touch of my fingertips. No leaving my house, no dealing with crowds (which is essentially why I ended up not buying anything at B & N, I didn't want to wait in line and I ran out of time because I spent so long browsing!!). I can download a sample of anything and read several pages to get a taste and see if it's something I want to buy. Customer reviews (as well as editorial) are right there, I can just tap and find what others had to say about a particular book. It was so fun, and I'm drooling over several new titles!
I love the feel of a book. The smell of a book, the tangibility of a book (not sure if "tangibility" is a word or not, but go with it). But it's also nice to pay less and have the same thing almost instantly. So what about you? Do you have digital readers? How do you like them? Do you prefer having the real thing in your hands?