The Ultimate Reading Experience with the New NOOKColor eReader! {#nookcolor Review & GIVEAWAY}

September of last year, I fell in love with Barnes & Noble’s eReader, the NOOK. I honestly didn’t think the NOOK could be improved upon. It is a perfect device. I have happily been reading books on it for the last several months! Barnes & Noble just recently introduced the new NOOKColor and they have literally blown the original NOOK out of the water. And, it has blown me away and pretty much everyone else away…including CNET who named it their Editor’s Choice! Let me give you an idea of what the NOOKColor can do…

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How do you start your morning? I start my day with coffee in hand and my NOOKColor…

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checking my email, browsing the web {catching up on my celebrity gossip LOL}…

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updating Facebook and Twitter…

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But, if you prefer the newspaper…the NOOKColor has you covered too!

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As you can see, the NOOKColor goes beyond reading just books with built-in Wi-Fi connection. You can can now browse the web, check email and stay connected with the NOOKColor. It has a spectacular 7-inch VividView Color Touchscreen, which makes anything you read on it…webpages, books, magazines, whatever…look simply stunning. You can even change from portrait mode to landscape mode just by flipping the device.

Around Lucas’ nap time and after all of my work is done, I usually like to relax a little. Listen to music and work on a hobby {like knitting, embroidering, or something like that}. The NOOKColor makes that super easy with Pandora internet radio {LOVE Pandora!}. You can either plug-in to the built-in headphone jack or listen right from the NOOKColor’s speakers, which I have to say…sound pretty darn good.

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or, sometimes I like to read a book while Lucas naps. With over 2 million books available and most priced at $9.99, I have no problem finding a great read. Plus, you can still borrow books from friends using the LendMe feature! As always, the text makes you feel like you’re reading a real book and the font can be changed to suit your likes and needs. Two of my favorite new features? One, I love the new adjustable backlit display so you can read during the day or at night without having to disturb your partner or use one of those horrible clamp on reading lights {seriously do NOT like those}. And, possibly one of my favorite features…NOOKcolor actually lets you share passages, recommend books, update your reading status and more through Facebook and Twitter.

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All right from the page you’re reading. That is AWESOME.

Then, after Lucas wakes up…there are usually errands or appointments to keep. To pass the time in the dreaded waiting room, I just pull out my NOOKColor and play a game…

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or, flip through a magazine…

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Let me tell you, I wasn’t sure what I would think of reading a magazine on the NOOKColor, but it is fabulous. Everything is so vivid and the NOOKcolor’s exclusive Article View puts the focus on the content. Plus, you can get a FREE 14 day subscription to any magazine to see if you like it OR just buy one issue at a time.

Finally, we always read to Lucas at bedtime. Guess what? With the new NOOKColor, kids can get in on the reading experience as well! NOOK Kids has a huge {and growing} collection of popular children’s books.

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This is a whole new way for kids to immerse themselves in the favorite stories. Young kids can choose the Read To Me option to have the story read aloud to them. Or, older kids can choose to read the story themselves with the AliveTouch Technology, which allows kids to really interact with the story with just a tap of the screen.

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As you can see, the new NOOKColor pretty much ROCKS! It literally allows me to do ALL of my reading on one device–a true multi-media experience. I have to agree with Barnes & Noble, the NOOKColor is the ultimate reading experience for sure.

See the NOOKColor in Action:

Buy the NOOKColor at Barnes & Noble for $249.

This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to the winner, Ashley {ashaldridge}!

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