I love my Nook e-reader. LuvitLuvitLuvit. I can understand liking the feel of a physical book in your hand (though often people waxing poetic on it sound kinda pretentious, especially if they are under 27 and enjoy all the other modern technological conveniences/toys), but my Nook has proved a boon. As I mentioned before it has allowed me to make more space in my apartment and is a library of choices wherever I go.
As you all may have noticed on the sidebar, I have added a widget that goes to my Goodreads account. The Goodreads account is new. Up until recently I had been using Shelfari, but WordPress doesn’t have a widget for that site. I have been transferring reviews from one to the other.
Some handy links for those looking to fill their e-readers:
Project Gutenberg A website which provides electronic copies of any work in the public domain, sparing you from spending $2 to $5 on some Penguin edition or something. The texts from almost every century are scanned in and corrected by volunteer editors. Then translated into various formats for people to download into the various readers. I replaced my entire bookshelf of “classics” from this site, for nothing.
Bookbub This is a website that scans Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Smashword, Kobo and other purveyors of e-literature for their sales (almost all $2 and under) and posts them. You can sign up for a daily e-mail which will let you know the *some* of the latest deals, but it is worth checking the site everyday. 80% of what lands on their site is crap, but it is worth keeping an eye out for that 20%.
Harper Collins Bookperk. Another daily e-mailing of e-book deals, but this one direct from the publisher, they also advertise contests through this service.
Nook Daily Find They used to send out an e-mail notification about what book was on sale today, but the e-mail came to an end. So I check once a day. It’s worth poking through the Nook Books Under $5 every once in a while too. I have also found it is worth going through your Wishlist once a week. One of the books you have on there may be on sale.
Of course, that last bit is B&N-centric. If anyone has Kindle related shopping secrets or anymore good websites for getting cheap books, please let me know in the comments and I will add them.
Katherinej1012 suggested Indie Book Bargains.