I have read so much more since getting my Nook in July. So many books occupy space and gather dust waiting for trade/share when I'm done with them and this keeps me from drowning in books. I also love Free Fridays and download them each week (even though I haven't read many yet). I love the sample feature and have used it quite a bit. There is also a wishlist. My favorite feature is the ability to read in bed without holding two arms up for the larger books to keep it open and the ability to read and hold the Nook in one hand to change pages while reading. The e-ink is easy on my eyes and needs light just like a regular book does, which is perfect after decades in front of a computer screen causing eye strain. It holds so much, takes so litte space and solves so many issues that were preventing me from reading for pleasure. I'm thrilled with it.