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Read Greener

When you’re a voracious reader it’s easy to accumulate a slews of novels, periodicals and the occasional magazine. Reading is my go to relaxation method. Despite using the public library whenever I can I’ve accrued my fair share of books over the years.  ( I reread and lend them to friends for maximum reuse.)

While I’m here getting things off my chest –  a few months back I noticed I had magazines piling up as well. My rule was: I’ll only buy magazines when I travel. Then I started traveling more frequently , and before I knew it my already crammed bookshelves were filled with magazines… that I’d eventually recycle. Still, I  felt guilty contributing to paper consumption.

What’s a reader to do?

 Get on the e-Reading train.

 E-books like the Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook have been on the market for awhile. But, I only recently got over my attachment to the smell and feel of a physical book. I put my sentimental feelings on the backburner, and got a Nook Color. I’m glad I did.

 As my e-reading experience has been with the Nook Color I’ll speak to the benefits of that product. 

 You can save your credit card information to your account and download a book anywhere with internet access.  It’s so easy it hurts! You avoid the carbon footprint it takes to get to a bookstore, or have a book shipped to you. Plus, you help cut down on energy used to print, distribute and store books.

 You can order magazine subscriptions straight to your Nook – saving even more paper.

 Further, The Nook Color gets web access so you can access documents on screen instead of printing.

 On a personal note, I love the highlighting and note feature. Looking up words and referring back to sections is so simple. And, the portability has certainly made my subway commute more pleasant.

Posted by Beth

 Disclaimer: The statements expressed in this post are strictly opinions. Green Philly Blog was not compensated by Barnes & Noble.  

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Beth is a Health and Wellness expert who believes sustainability goes hand-in-hand with self care. She’s the girl whipping up kombucha cocktails at parties, and extolling the benefits of canning vegetables to anyone who will listen. View all posts by Beth Funari

4 thoughts on “Read Greener

  1. I love that you can get your magazines on the Nook…I usually have stacks of them just collecting dust becuase I read them once and then don’t have the heart to throw them away (they are so pretty!). Thanks, Beth!

  2. Thank you for the info. I have been thinking about getting a kindle for a while now. Why did you get the nook instead of the kindle?

  3. Hi Lauren – I chose the Nook Color because I read that it offers more magazines subscriptions – and I really wanted to cut down my paper consumption.
    Also it supports Pandora’s free music streaming device which I’m addicted to!

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