I absolutely love my Nook Color e-Reader! I think that I use it every day. I have lots and lots of Daily Devotionals (free) that I read as well as several different Bibles that I read. I also love mystery and romantic novels.
John D. MacDonald, the Travis McGee Series are an old favorite and I'm getting reacquainted with these novels on my Nook. I also like Danielle Steel and Janet Evanovich. I recently discovered Nora Roberts novels. A lot of these authors and their books can be found for free either as an .epub or as a free .PDF. I just go to my browser (Firefox) and type in a "title.epub" (without the quotes) and I can usually find a free version of the book that I'm looking for. I download the file to my Desktop, then I use the cable that came with my Nook Color and I drag & drop to the Nook. This is referred to as side-loading.
Barnes and Noble also has a ton of free nook-books to choose from as well as books for .99 cents and up. *You need to have a credit card saved to your B & N account in order to download free books. You won't be charged, but this is a requirement. I have a credit card saved to my B & N account, but I use a B & N Gift Card for purchases. My son says for those you don't want to use their credit card for a B &N account, he recommends using a Visa Gift Card, so you can access nook books.
This works out very well for me. Yes, I'm within walking distance of a public library, however, it has a ton of steps to it's entrance. Not exactly handicapped friendly. I have great difficulty ambulating on my own since having bunion surgery several years ago. And, with books on my Nook, I don't have to worry about due dates and/or late fees. Don't get me wrong, I love going to the library, but it's just not as convenient for me anymore.
I also use my Nook for my knitting patterns and e-mail and to check out Facebook and other things on the Internet. I find free patterns on-line, then I save them as a Document or as a PDF, then I transfer them to my Nook. It saves on paper and ink.
So, here are some Friday Freebies:
Pillow Talk [NOOK Book]by Freya North
Webs Yarn Store Blog:
Valley Yarns on Ravelry #19 – Goshen
Eucalan Giveaway: Spring Cleaning in Four Scents
Tuesday’s Knitting & Crochet Tip – Managing Two Colors
Free Knitting Pattern of the Day
Little Chick Bath Puppet