Do Nooks Dream of Electric Books?

My nook in its cover.Since I picked it up my Barnes and Noble Nook about 16 months ago, I’d been enjoying the helll out of it! I had close to 200 B&N ebooks loaded onto it, and another hundred or so sideloaded onto a microSD card. I’m happy to say I got more than my money’s worth out of it.

You may have noticed that the first paragraph was written in the past tense. Sadly, it looks as though the life of this particular Nook is at an end. It decided to take a header onto the hard floor and the screen is now a complete disaster.

Luckily, not long after I bought the Nook I also picked up an extended warranty that included accidental damage coverage. I submitted the claim last night, and today I received an email saying that they’re going to cut me a replacement check for the full cost of my Nook! I packed it up and sent it out to them today; once the process is complete, the check will be in the mail.

While I’m trying to decide which Nook will replace my deceased model, I’ll make due by using the Nook app on my PC (it runs just fine under Linux using Wine…) to read my eBooks and reading all those old fashioned paper books I still have in the house. After all, even though I’m I big fan of eBooks, I will always enjoy the pleasure that only comes when turning the pages of a bound book.