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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Happy Birthday to you!! Happy Birthday to you, Rebecca J Clark!

Hi Becky and welcome to my site on your very special day!! I am so happy to have you here and can't wait to read your post. I know you should never judge a book by a cover but yours was totally the reason I bought it, LOL!! It is sitting on my bed to be packed for my holiday next week so I'll be sure to let you know what I think!!
Over to you...

Five things I love about my Nook
By Rebecca J. Clark

My husband bought me an ereader for Christmas—it took me until mid-March to decide which one to buy. Rather than go into all the details about why I chose the Nook over the others, I’ll tell you what I love about it now that I’ve had it a few months.

1. I’m reading more than ever, because I’ve read a lot of short stories, novellas and short novels—those are not readily available in paper form.

2. Free book Fridays at the Barnes & Noble e-store. Every Friday, you can download a free book. I’ve read some great new-to-me authors like Phillip Margolin, Alton Gansky and Renee Riva—authors I would never have picked up otherwise.

3. Ease of use. I’m a total spaz when it comes to anything technical. I wanted something with no learning curve whatsoever. Okay, so the Nook had a slight learning curve…all of about 2 minutes before I figured it out.

4. The Nook reads lots of formats. I had a pretty extensive digital library on my PC—I needed a reader that could actually read those files. The Nook does this. I also wanted a device that made it easy to transfer those files. Was it easy? If you can open up a file and drag and drop to another file, you can transfer your library to the Nook.

And last but not least,

5. The name. Nook. The word is fun to look at and fun to say. Try it. Say it aloud. See? Makes you grin, doesn’t it?

Question for you: do you have a reader? Are you in the market for one? Or will you never succumb because you like a good, old-fashioned book to hold?

Bio: When Rebecca J. Clark isn’t writing, she works as a personal fitness trainer and group exercise instructor, where she teaches Pilates, Turbokick®, Zumba®, and yoga—all that exercise makes up for her chocolate and Cheetos addictions. She makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of 22 years, two kids, a German Shepherd beast who thinks he’s a lap dog, two cats, and a gecko. In her rare free time, Rebecca enjoys reading, watching Criminal Minds reruns on TV, and doing absolutely nothing.

Her first published novel, BORROWED STILETTOS, released in February 2010 from The Wild Rose Press. You can learn more about her at, on talk with her on Twitter @RebeccaJClark. She also runs a blog for shy and introverted writers.

Yet to buy an ereader but it will definitely be on my Xmas list! What about you guys??


  1. Thanks, Rachel, for having me today. I really appreciate it!

  2. I have a Nook and I love it as well.

  3. Happy Brithday, Rebecca! I just love the cover of your book.

    I still haven't jumped over to the digital age when it comes to books (I still like holding them in my hands when I read and keeping them on the shelves of my library when I'm through.), but I know I need to hop onboard soon, it does seem to be the wave of the future...which is now!

    BTW, Rachel, I love the new look to your blog!

  4. Melisa--Where do you buy most of your books for it? The easiest is the BN store, of course, but my favorite store is


  5. Debra--I love the cover of my book, too. The artist did a great job. I like holding a "real" book, too. I always will. But having books on my Nook is really saving on shelf space.

  6. I have the NOOK on my B&N wish list and will be ordering it online tomorrow. I was just waiting for my credit card to bill for the month, so I'll have longer to pay it off before interest kicks in. After hearing your experience, I think the NOOK is the right choice for me.