My nook is basically an extension of my own body. We are one. I prefer having a reader to using my iPad, because there's no glare, it's easy to throw in a bag, it's not a gajillion dollars, and it holds a charge waaaaaaaaaay longer than any other tablet. While the nook is not as responsive or touch sensitive as an IPad, I don't mind at all because I only use it for reading and not browsing the internet or playing games. If you want to do those things you can, but I'm not sure you'll be happy with your experience in that department.