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Amazon Kindle Vs Barnes and Noble Nook

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So you're in the market for an eReader but have no idea which you should to get. You know you want a lightweight designated reading device—not an iPad or other tablet. The top two choices when it comes to eReaders are the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook. So which did I choose after careful research and as much hands-on time as I could manage? (Read: After driving from store to store in order to play with each device.) 

Read on for my list of pros and cons, the major deciding factors, and my top pick.
Why you should buy a Kindle: Faster page turnsBetter screen contrastIt's almost half as thick as the NookIt’s lighterFull keyboard for notes and highlightingAt $139 it's slightly less expensive than the Nook, which starts at $149I use Amazon for everything so it was easy add this to the list30-day battery life (with a color touchscreen, the Nook's battery only lasts 7 to 10 days)Reasons to buy the Nook:

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For those of you who have not read The Hunger Games, it is one of the most intense book series I've ever read. Read it now. I can't wait for the movie.

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Dear Doctors & Researchers

Dear doctors, researchers and drug companies:

This is an open letter to any and all medical professionals. My wife is one of many people suffering (immensely) with a rare disorder called erythromelalgia. Just a small amount of research into this condition confirms what every EM sufferer knows too well: It’s incredibly painful, impossible to predict, and has no known cause or cure. It completely controls and destroys the sufferer’s quality of life. It is an extremely frustrating spot to be in.

The purpose of this letter is to bring awareness to this condition and its sufferers. I understand that it’s rare, which lessens (or eliminates) the chance of research being paid for and conducted by large research institutions and drug companies. So, I’m asking that some company or individual look past that and decide to put research into this disease—for all those in inexplicable pain. And who knows, along with helping them you may find a way to treat other pain disorders.

Again, I don’t have EM b…

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