Thanks so much to everyone for the wonderful book recommendations. As soon as I saw Mrs. Chili's recommendation to read Outlander I remembered how many people had told me to read it and I immediately downloaded it to my Nook. I really like it, although I'll be honest and tell you I'm skimming some of the sections -- like the long section where they are breaking Jamie out of jail (hope that isn't to much of a spoiler). I'm not sure what it is. I really do like this book, but sometimes I feel like she drags on and on.
I'm also suspicious that part of this is because I'm reading it on the Nook. I got the Nook for Christmas and I love it. I think.
Of course when I first got it I thought it was the best thing ever. A couple of months ago something weird happened to the screen (and this time it wasn't my fault) and it took me a month or so to take it to Barnes and Noble and get it replaced. During that month I went back to the library and checked out some old fashioned books and found that I really missed holding an actual book. I missed the feel of it, the weight of it. The smell.
I love my Nook. I had a business trip this weekend and it is so convenient to slip the Nook into my briefcase. Outlander comes in around 750 pages. I'm glad I wasn't lugging that through the airport and trying to store it in the seat back in front of me.
I also bought The Seventeen Day Diet. I know. But my mother-in-law is going to do it and she's convinced (because a friend of hers did) that she is going to lose tens and tens of pounds. Honestly? I can't let my MIL be skinnier then me (see how petty I am). So I'm thinking of trying it.
But my point was that I bought the diet book on my nook and I'm having trouble reading it. I think because I usually skim and skip around in diet books and that's harder to do on an ebook.
I conclude that I love both kinds of books and will continue to read both.
And again thanks for the book recommendations. I'm planning on making that my summer reading list.