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The Nook


ruthpill

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I finally got around to buying a Nook for William yesterday. I had researched the product as compared to the Kendall. The Nook is able to dowmload from the library here is town. it won.

 

After our morning exercises..Wm's rest...I suggested that we get out and have lunch. William decided on where to eat. He usually wants me to choose. but, he has been dying to have these killer onion rings. So off we went for a sandwich and onion rings.

 

After lunch, I suggested that we go to barnes and Nobel and buy a Nook. William thought that was a grand idea. We get to the parking lot and William says "You, want me to go in?" I say of course. This is going to be for you. I need you to listen to the salesperson. The young man was good. We got the Nook and I had him register it for me and everything. I did not want to go home and have to play with that part. I even had him download a book for William.

 

William wants to read "A Course in Miracles". He requested that it be downloaded.

 

Last night it was amazing!!! William kept reading and reading.

 

William also asked abut a cover for the book. We got the lightest one that turns into an easle. He wondered if he had color choices. Alas only black.

 

I have downloaded two more books for William. Now, he can do something other than TV.

 

I did download a bible but it is not the easiest to navigate. But, it will be easy to read. I tried it at bible study last night. I could not flip the pages fast enough on the Nook. The old manual way was easiest.

 

My suggestion...for all survivors taht love to read. The Nook is an excellent gift for yourself.

 

I could not get it hooked up to the router. I have Linksys at home. I will have to play with that. I will have to go to the library and learn how to download to the Nook. Just more stuff to learn. That is what kept me from buying the book sooner.

 

Let me start playing with that problem next.

 

Ruth The pool was still cold today. But, Wiliam made it.

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Ruth as usual I am amazed by what you do for William. I am so glad he can still read. Ray has not been able to read for some time now.

 

Keep us updated with what William is reading and how you go using the Nook for yourself too.

 

Sue.

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Ruth: been kicking around that idea myself. If our winter is at all like last year, I am thinking that may be just the thing. Bruce gets every magazine one can think of and Jen faithfully takes him to the library every two weeks. She is also an avid reader. But when we can't get out, that will be perfect.

 

Of course there is no shortage of reading material here-lol. But it is nice when he can have stuff he hasn't read as well. Keep up updated. Thanks, Debbie

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Ruth, I love the Nook idea! Dick never was much of a reader and certainly cannot read on his own now but I have done a lot of reading to him. I recently got the latest-and-greatest-for-this-month phone and downloaded Nook, Kindle and Google Book for myself. I prefer having a book in my hands but this is so nice. Best part is that I can download audio books as well which I am told Kindle at least does. There are so many helpful books available to give us idea on how to cope with our situation. And it is a great stress reliever to plug into a book and forget the real world for a while.

Ruth

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HI I M SO GLAD THAT THE NOOK IS WORKING OUT FOR BILL. HOW AMAZING. I BOUGHT A KINDLE 5 MONTHS AGO AND I LOVE!!!! IT I READ A BOOK ONCE A WEEK AND ITS SO EASY TO USE!

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I've had the Nook for a year now and I love it. It was so difficult after the stroke to try reading paperback books. Trying to hold the book in turn the page at the same time with just one hand, not to mention the small print. With the Nook is very easy to turn the page with one hand and I can change the font size to be bigger. I recommend the Nook for everyone that has trouble seeing the small print or turning pages with only one hand. I think William will get a lot a use out of his Nook. Did you get in the color Nook or just the black-and-white one?

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Ruth,

I think the Nook is a great thing for us stroke survivors. I was given a Kindle as a gift and I love it. I have read sveral books with ease. I also have puzzles on mine too. Glad your husband is enjoying it.

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