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The NOOK GlowLight Plus: an eReader that goes anywhere


I read a lot. A LOT. We’re talking several books a month. If they’re “easy” reads, I can get through an entire book in a day or two (although our laundry and dinner suffer). When I was pregnant with Evan, my reading was on overdrive. I was reading two to three times as many books as usual. And many of them were cheesy romance novels, which is a topic worthy of a whole other post.

eReaders are a great tool for people like me, who could never find the space for all the physical books they read. In one tiny handheld device, I can hold my entire library and discover new books in seconds, and my work bag isn’t weighed down with paper tomes. The latest eReader I find myself stashing in my purse is the new NOOK GlowLight Plus from Barnes & Noble.

NOOK GlowLight Plus

This thing is tiny, but it packs a punch. It only weighs 6.9 ounces and its dimensions are barely larger than my smartphone, but it can last up to six weeks on a single charge and carry thousands of books at one time – a number I’ll have no trouble meeting thanks to the quick WiFi downloads from the Barnes & Noble shop. And I can read in light or dark, so I don’t have to worry about annoying Jason when I stay up (way) past my bedtime getting in one more chapter. Or two. Or ten.

But for me, the biggest plus of the NOOK GlowLight Plus is how rugged it is. The seamless aluminum body means this thing is seriously durable, and it’s also dustproof and waterproof. That’s right – waterproof. This thing could take a header into a swimming pool and survive looking (and working) no worse for the wear. And I plan to be spending a lot of time poolside when we head off on our cruise to the Bahamas in January.

Cruising with the NOOK GlowLight Plus

It’s also great for the weather around here in the spring and fall – I can catch up on my reading while I’m waiting for the bus and don’t have to worry about stray raindrops from a sudden thunderstorm or stray snowballs from some fun-loving kids in the park harming my eReader.

NOOK GlowLight Plus in a snowball fight

But I anticipate the NOOK GlowLight Plus will come in most handy for my all-time favorite leisure activity – taking baths. The bathtub is one place I can totally lose track of time and literally spend hours soaking my cares away. Gone are the electrocution worries of the past! Reading freedom is mine!

And while I’m in the tub, I can take advantage of one of the NOOK’s newest features seen above – B&N Readouts. Thanks to Readouts, I can easily discover new books that fit my interests from Barnes & Noble’s vast digital library of over 4 million titles. I can also get excerpts from popular books, the inside scoop on upcoming releases, and even magazine articles for bibliophiles like me.

The new NOOK GlowLight Plus is available only at Barnes & Noble stores and online for just $129.99, with an additional 10 percent off for Barnes & Noble Members. The NOOK is ad-free at no additional cost unlike other eReader products that require a higher price to remove special offers. And for a limited time, customers can choose three free NOOK Books and three free NOOK Magazines from a selection of titles, plus receive a $5 starter credit and free lifetime in-store support.

To learn more about the NOOK GlowLight Plus eReader, visit the Barnes & Noble website. Now pardon me – I’ve got a book to get back to!


  • I have a NOOK GlowLight Plus too, and absolutely LOVE it! You’ve definitely covered all the pluses to the NOOK! I can’t think of anything more relaxing than a cruise with NOOK! 🙂

  • Debra says:

    I seriously hope this NOOK is better. After my first one died I bought another thinking it was an anomaly but, sadly, it wasn’t. My second NOOK is also on its way out and I’m not ready to pour more $ down the NOOK drain. It’s a shame B&N doesn’t stand behind the customer when two of these have died within a reasonably short time for a product that should have lasted longer. Their response? Buy another NOOK.

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