I am finally a NOOK owner! WOO HOO!!!!! I've been wanting an ebook reader for the last few years. I couldn't make up my mind between NOOK or Kindle. As different models of both devices started coming out, that made my decision even harder. Finally, for the last year, I decided I wanted a basic ebook reader. I don't need all the bells and whistles of a tablet computer, hd, and such. I also didn't want to put up with ads on my device! So, NOOK became the only choice. Just waited for the right price, and finally got it. Can't wait to get started using it. I love to read. Especially with all of the medical appts my husband has, this will keep me from getting bored. Looking forward to making some new friends here and find some good books to read. Have a Merry Christmas everyone!