I splurged and got a nook color. It is soooooooooooooooo worth it!!! My biggest complaint about the original nook is that it is not backlit, so if you want to read in bed you either have to have the light on or else you need a book light. The nook color is backlit, and it’s wonderful for reading magazines, and if you want to change the orientation to sideways so you’ve got more width, you can. I lurve it!!!