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BN eReader for iPad Released

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Not to be left behind by Amazon’s Kindle App and Apple’s iBook’s App, Famed bookseller Barnes and Noble has just released the long awaited eReader App for iPad.

I think the best feature of B&N’s hardware ebook reader device the NOOK was the lend to a friend feature. The ability to lend books just like we would a paper and glue version has long been missing from readers like the Kindle. The “LendMe” feature allows you to lend or borrow books on any of the BN eReader platforms including “The Holy Trinity” (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch), Mac, PC or NOOK.

I love to read books, a trait I pick up from my mother, and there was no better way to consume books than with my Kindle 1. However, since the iPad gave me 3 major sources and growing of places to score really good content my Kindle is collecting dust. What has been you experience with eReading? Leave me a comment to insert your $.02.

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Look at all you get for free:

– Free BN eReader app designed specifically for iPad
– Exclusive LendMeâ„¢ technology that lets you share eBooks with friends using any of our free BN eReader apps or NOOK eBook readers
– LendMeâ„¢ allows you to grab friends’ addresses right from your existing iPad contacts
– Free safe and secure library keeps your eBooks accessible for years and years to come
– Ready to read in your library:
–Ten free samples of current best sellers (with new accounts)
— Three free classics
– Free samples of any eBook
– Adjustable font size so you can make the text as big as you want for reading ( 10 different sizes)
– Multiple font types—so you pick the typeface you prefer
– Background and text color options for easy reading in any light
– Use our professionally designed themes or create your own
– Tap or swipe to turn pages
– Browse your library visually with big, beautiful color covers or in iPad style “list view” (like Apple’s Mail app)
– Synchronize your notes, highlights and current reading position with BN eReader for PC (and our forthcoming update to iPhone)
– 24/7 shopping — no waiting
– Free Merriam-Webster’s Pocket Dictionary is built right in so you don’t leave the page when looking up a word

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Moleskine: The Capture Tool That Oozes Cool!

One of my goals for 2010 is to write more. My major way of achieving this was to get started by keeping a journal. I recently listened to an audiobook by Jim Rohn about journaling and found that it isa good way to keep track of ones progress in business and personal development goals.

So off the the Bookstores I went looking for a great journal to buy. I need a good, sexy, nice paper and quality book. See all the advise I found about journaling said get a good book as it will make you feel better about writing. (they all also said not to journal on your computer). So as I looked at the many options I feel in love with the cult like appeal of the “Moleskine Large Journals”.

It is Moleskine (mol-a-skeen’-a). So please stop saying mole skin or mole skine (sounds like old wine).

I have been using the small pocket sized Moleskine notebooks for over a year due to my GTD addiction and have had great success with the overall quality, look and feel, and style of these little guys. I also found a good leather bound journal can cost upwards of $100 bucks or nearly $.34 a page; whereas, my new Moleskine would only cost about $.06 a page. Good value, great looks, soft cover, and a big pocket in the back as well as the Moleskine legacy… I’m Hooked.

The large sized square ruled notebook is great for my journaling, mind mapping new ideas, keeping my GTD weekly reviews, and the grids help me sketch out my concepts of taking over the world. I tend to write in my notebooks with TUL Fine Needle Point pens (Office Max) and in my journal with a Montblanc Starwalker Fineliner Resin and the paper hold up to the ink really well. There is very little to no bleed through effectively giving me the ability to write on both sides without the distraction of ink seeping through.

If you have not tried a Moleskine I suggest heading over to your local Barnes and Nobles and grabbing some.

I’ve since added the 2010 Moleskine 365 Desk Calendar and Moleskine 2010 Daily Planner Box Set to my growing Moleskine collection. I also keep giving them away to people who I think need to be better organized. they are awesome gifts.

Moleskine FTW!