I am finally the proud owner of an ereader - the nook! I was so hesitant last year, but now I'm glad I have it. (Forgive the not-so-bright pictures. I couldn't take a picture in the daytime, and I didn't want to use Flash either.)
My best friend, Piyush, gave me an early birthday present. Mind you, he was all for waiting till the d-date, but I couldn't imagine waiting one more month, knowing my nook is there somewhere nearby. And, of course, he is not the waiting type. He has to dig in right away too! He also included a nice brown leather jacket that gives me the feel of holding a real book. And did I say that Barnes & Nobles is currently offering a free $50 gift card as well, for those who buy the nook? I haven't received mine yet, but it's on the way. Aah, the possibilities...
So I spent a good chunk of my time today exploring it. I haven't downloaded many books yet, and I don't want to start splurging right away. (Somehow it's easier and less guilt-inducing to buy books with a click than by walking into a store.) I especially love its browser capability, and the feeling of being connected. Sure, it's not an iPhone or an iPad and it's not so superior either, but the feeling is the same.
Another feature I love is the LendMe capability. Not sure how much I can use it, since I don't know anyone with a nook yet. Any nook users out there?