Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

Barnes & Noble NOOK Color eBook TabletToday marks the start of the LibrariYAn's thirty-first year on earth.  I'm celebrating turning thirty-one-wonderful the best way I know how: friends, pizza, ice cream cake and board games (and perchance some adult beverages).  Lucky for me, the LibrariMAn (aka my husband) showered me with some spectacular gifts, including a NOOKColor!  To go with it, I received a beautiful JAVOedge Cherry Blossom cover/case and a screen protector.
JAVOedge Cherry Blossom Book Case for the Barnes & Noble Nook Color (Cocoa) - Latest Generation
Being the good LibrariYAn that I am, I've already downloaded my first library ebook from Overdrive.   Even for a tech-savvy LibrariYAn, figuring out exactly what I needed to do to make it happen took a little bit of research, but once I understood what I needed to do, I had The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan* downloaded and was reading!

So quick! So easy! I think I'm in love with my ereader.

*Yes, I know, it's an awesome book, and I should've read it sooner, but alas, life and other books got in the way.  The important thing is that I'm reading it now.

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  1. I really enjoyed The Forest of Hands and Teeth, even though I don't read a lot of zombie books. But it left me with some itching questions...let me know what you think when you finish it.

    (Also, I love the cover art - the one with the girl whose hair is flying in the wind, with a Molly Bang-esque minimalist forest in the background.)

  2. We have constant problems with patrons trying to download to Nooks from Overdrive. It's very frustrating - we want to offer more formats and ebooks, but it's not a user-friendly model AT ALL.

  3. Jennifer - I think my main problem with Overdrive was that it wasn't clear what I needed to download and onto what device it went. I knew I could use my Nook and also that Nooks ran Android. There was a "media console" for Android, so I figured I should download that onto my Nook. After my Nook wouldn't install the file I tried to figure out where I went wrong. Then I figured out (from reading one sentence on their site that was just promotional) that I needed to download something onto my computer first, and then transfer the book. This seemed foolish to me. If I can access the internet on my Nook, and download books to a phone, why can't I download library books straight to Nook? The world may never know.