That's great Juli! I'm glad I threw it (Nook) out there for consideration. I've not used the glow one, but the basic Nook is easy to navigate. I imagine the glow is similar. And I can download a library book to the Nook and iPad at the same time. Then if one battery dies, I can switch to the other device.
As someone mentioned, Kindle books can be returned to the library from your Kindle account at amazon.
I can also return library books from my iPad. Using overdrive, click "edit", then the minus sign. I always try to return library books asap
I think you're right, Christine There is an awful lot of violence, but I was really sucked in, wanting to know more about the girl and how she became what she is today.
I started "Fifty Shades of Gray". I've read about a quarter of the book, and honestly don't know if I can finish. I hate to put down a book without finishing, but this might be to weird for me. Is it worth finishing? Has anyone read it? So far it seems like the smutty fantasies of a teenage girl. Stupid.
Christine, you are NOT the only one who wasn't crazy about the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. I found them really disturbing, and am very cautious about who I recommend them to. I would absolutely NOT recommend them to anyone with a history of physical or sexual abuse. That said, I did read all three, and liked the 2nd and 3rd much better than the first.
You might be right about not recommending them to abuse victims, Angie. Fortunately, I was never such a victim.
I often find violence and abuse in books or movies to be more than I can stand. I guess if it contributes a lot to character development and plot I get past it. If it's just gore for the sake of gore, I can't do it.
I'm surprised there aren't more comments on Fifty Shades. It's been a best seller forever.
I didn't like the first Girl with... book either, until the last part of the book. I found the family tree and Swedish names difficult to deal with, I kept forgetting who was who. I was surprised it was such a best seller. I persevered and read the second book, which I liked much more, and the third book even more. I'm pretty hardened to violence on tv or in books, I guess.
Tattoo is actually more, to me, a statement that you must take responsibility for YOUR actions instead of blaming society, upbringing, violence against you or others, etc for the decisions you chose to make.
And it is a translation. And not his. So weaker in English than the original I'd say.
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
The Hunger Games were much less violent, and definitely less graphic in the descriptions of the violence. I guess the motivation behind the violence made a difference, too. The main characters were fighting for survival, and trying to prove that the controlling government did not own them, while the violence in the Dragon Tattoo was committed for the pleasure of hurting someone else. It was sick and perverted, and usually committed by a person in a position of power over someone helpless, rather than in a battle among relative equals.
Our power was knocked out in a storm last night AGAIN. E-readers to the rescue! I was reading an Alpine mystery on the nook. After dark I switched to the iPad and continued reading it on the iPad. My husband was reading something on the Kindle fire.
I still like the nook best, but ours is the older one with no light. And I love the fact that I can download library books to both the nook and the iPad in most cases- then I can switch from one device to the other in most cases. The only time that doesn't work is if a book is in the PDF format as the iPad doesn't seem to work with that.
I don't know if it works with iPad (as I know less than nothing about iPads except they're cute!) but there is a neat program called Calibre. It is a free program to download. Once you have it, you can download a book in whatever format and with a few clicks, change it to another format. It's also a way to organize your library of downloaded books on your computer.
I was a little afraid to download it, but I did about 8-10 months ago and have used it quite a few times. The library organization is nice, you can add a photo of the book cover (it gives you a list of various covers) and even put in keywords and a synopsis.