I'd lean toward the Kindle personally, but if she wants a Nook, I'd get her the Nook. It's lighter, at least.
Ebooks and paper books are equally fantastic.
I think she only mentioned Nook because my sister has one and it wasn't really mentioned in the "what I want for Christmas" context. She'd probably be okay with a Kindle too.
"Ebooks and paper books are equally fantastic."
I agree! I used to be a paper book purist, but I've grown to love my Nook classic beyond words. So many books!
I know nothing about ebook brands.
I love paper books but my Kobo is fantastic and I love it too.
I haven't looked at Kobo, but I will now. What do you love about it?
I don't really have anything to compare it to since I haven't tried or even seen anything else in person. I just love the concept. Although I can say they have great customer service, my first one died for no apparent reason and they gave me a replacement quickly, no problem, didn't even ask for a receipt. & it's nice because people get me a lot of Chapters/Coles gift cards and I can use them to buy ebooks if I want.
That's really good. For the customer service angle, I prefer the Nook. It does makes me a little nervous that I can't walk into a store with the Kindle.
The screen on my Kindle cracked while it was still under warranty. Amazon replaced it and provided the box and shipping to return the broken one without any problems. I was genuinely impressed with how quickly they did everything, too.
This. Amazon has replaced 2 Kindles for my grandaughter for the same reason. Amazing service is amazing.
Cool! That's really good to know. :) How do you like your Kindle?
I love it soso much. I don't have a Fire, but I feel like Amazon tends to have a wider selection than B&N for stuff to put on kindles rather than nooks. It's also easy to hold and use.
Ebooks because I travel so much and carrying books is a pain on a plane.
What do you like about the Fire?
The ability to have so many books at your fingertips has sold me on ebooks. It's amazing.
Kindle Fire. My mom has one, and she's almost 70. I think she got it last Christmas from my dad. It works well enough for what it is. I would never buy one myself, but, yea. Also LOLing at your mom playing Angry Birds.
She's hilarious on the Angry Birds. I think 'Angry Birds in Space' will be an additional gift for her. :)
What does your mom do on it? The web browsing is going to be a major priority for her.
E-mail, shopping on Amazon, she does some reading(my dad loads stuff on for her, though), and she makes lists. I think for the price it was well worth the money for what she does.
I don't really see why you would get her a nook or kindle when she doesn't even want to read ebooks? Just get a tablet.
The Kindle Fire is a tablet.
I prefer nook and can go into a few more reasons if you want (although, honestly, I think they are all good products) but speaking of access to media, the nook may also be good if her sister has one because you can lend/trade e-books but only nook to nook and kindle to kindle. I got a nook first and my parents have kindles (they were both gifts--my dad got one free with a printer purchase, and my mom got one unasked for from her sister) and while they are grateful they were also kind of disappointed because we've always traded hard copies of books like crazy with each other, but now we can't trade e-books (and they won't trade with each other because they are divorced). If her sister has 100 books on hers and they have similar tastes, then I'd go for it, even if she's going to use it mostly for internet. If not, you might want to do more research.
I'm biased towards the Kindle because I have one (even though it's the keyboard version) but I've played with the Nook in B&N and it was totally fine.
Ebooks, although i still have a few paper books.
I'd go with a Kindle Fire, because I'd have hope of helping her with it and I could have it on my account.
I like both, but I'm definitely more inclined to read something if it's available for Kindle now.