The NOOK store sells Nook books and magazine subscriptions by displaying the original printed versions. It's probably the smartest way to do this! For example, there's a new biography of Queen Elizabeth on display. It's hardbound, and it's thick; I hefted the book. Probably 2+ pounds of dead tree pulp. I thought of buying that old-school book, and the "responsibilities of ownership": Bookshelf. Storage. And ultimately, when we move to a new place -- schlepping the heavy thing from place A to place B. Nope. I LOVE my NOOK!
I did spot one book on the shelf that caught my attention, though -- because it absolutely defines what I decided to do a few months ago. The authors of Reboot Your Life: Energize Your Career & Life by Taking a Break lead readers through the four phases of a career reboot: creating space, reconnecting, exploration, and reentry.
I have been blessed to have the wherewithal to do exactly this! I'm now at the Reentry point, and am looking forward to the next chapter. This has been the smartest thing I could possibly have done.
I'll have to see about a NOOK version of this book!