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Subject: I am in love with my Nook Simple Touch
Date Posted: 1/1/2014 9:34 PM ET
Member Since: 3/31/2006
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I got a Simple Touch for Christmas.  We do a $50 limit gift exchange and since I wanted to update my ereader and it was $39 it was perfect to put on my list.

I am so glad that I did.  I've had the Nook First Edition for about 3+ years.  While I enjoyed using it, I felt it was limited.  They really made some wonderful changes to the Simple Touch.  I appreciate things like seeing all my books together and having more font choices.  And it is so light.  I didn't realize my first edition was so danged heavy.

To make it even better B&N sent me a $5 credit when I registered it :)  3 free ebooks for me...LOL

Date Posted: 1/1/2014 10:58 PM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2006
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Your first edition wasn't heavy...until you go the NST. There is a world of difference.

Here's the one thing I wish the NST had that the N1 did- shelving. On the N1, you could take your list book books (let's say you have 100) and move 20 of them to Shelf A. When you go back into your index to move some to Shelf B, the 20 you moved to Shelf A are gone, leaving only the 80 not shelved. On the NST, when you go back to Shelf B, it shows all 100 in the ereader. Other than that- LOVE IT! Enjoy!

Date Posted: 1/1/2014 11:07 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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I side load my books, mainly library books.  The Touch has limited non Nook space.  They sectioned off the storage. 

Date Posted: 1/2/2014 10:58 PM ET
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Nancy, I have arthritis.  Believe me, it was heavy. 

I used the shelving feature in the beginning, but over time forgot to add new books to them.  So for me, it wasn't a major feature.  One feature I wish it had was to show all the books I've started reading.  I tend to read 3 or 4 at a time.  I'd like to see them all listed on the main page.

Emily, I believe the 1st Edition also had limited, sectioned off space (found under "my documents).  I sideload many ebooks I found for free on different websites. I had 126 on the 1st Edition.  I transferred those over without a problem.  I also do Overdrive borrowing from my local public library.  There's a 5 book limit.  I've never taken more than 2 out at a time.  So I haven't had any issues thus far.

I did notice the battery life is longer.  I was recharging my 1st Edition every other day.  I think the battery wasn't holding as long as it did originally.  I charged the Simple Touch Christmas Night.  I've read an hour or more each day and haven't had to recharge it yet, though I see the indicator is getting a little low.

Date Posted: 1/3/2014 10:49 PM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
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I liked mine until I discovered that Amazon allows Prime members to borrow from a large library of ebooks. So of course I had to switch. I prefer reading on the NST because of the curve in the back, but I like everything else about the Kindle. 

Date Posted: 1/6/2014 6:37 PM ET
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Melody--Congrats on your new Nook ST!  I have a nook classic--which I've since replaced with a Sony reader and now a Kindle.  You're right--the original nook classic is heavy!!  I get mine out every once in a while and marvel about how big/heavy it is.  LOL!! 


I think the difference that Emily is referring to in the storage--the Nook Classic does have separate lists for "My documents" and B&N Nook Books, but the storage space is available to both.  On the NST, B&N made the decision to only allow you to transfer/side load non-B&N content to only a small portion of the internal memory--the bulk of the internal memory is "reserved" for "nook content" with no way to access it for your own docs.  With the NST, however, you can add a microSD card if you need more storage for non-nook content.  This is more of an issue with the newest Nook Glowlights (the white ones) as there is no external memory slots.