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Nook and Wine

Mariefred, Sweden. My business trip travel companions, when my wife isn't with me. I used to travel with three or four heavy books and often fall prey to a couple more at the airport bookstores. Now I take an e-reader called the Nook sold by Barnes & Noble. It fits in my jacket pocket. Oh, an some Cabernet is a good traveling companion, too.


Although now I'm considering an iPad, I do like my Nook. (It's similar to the Kindle from Amazon.) I read Don Delillo's White Noise on this trip.


For the last ten years or so, I've made an effort to stay a weekend wherever my business trip takes me to sightsee. This time I went to Mariefred as an outing from my business in Stockholm. This photo I took aftern having walked around Mariefred for 6 hours - I returned to the hostel to read and sip a nice cabernet in the sun on the deck at a weathered old picnic table, the wood of which is in this photo.


I like my Nook but regret one thing: The Kindle has a much better dictionary and allows your to even go to Wikipedia is the dictionary isn't good enough. The Nooks navigation to the word (to look-up) is also cumbersome. Hopefully this will be improved in a future software release.


The iPad is on a whole different plane....

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Taken on April 11, 2010