Didn't realize this was back open. On the reading thread we were discussing. I just upgraded to the Nook from Sony. My MIL has the kindle. Comparing the 2 (in my opinion) the Nook is better. More options. You can get books FREE from your library. Amazon is locked in to amazon only books. I check out books from the library and buy from Sony, Borders and B&N. The touch screen is amazing! You flick your finger to turn the page. You get free books every friday! The update on the 19th makes for even faster page turns.
Go in store to read books for free and get coupons for free food/drinks/chocolate. I'm in love with my Nook. And lending books to other nookians is awesome!