While it doesn't necessarily beat the Kindle Paperwhite, the $119 Nook GlowLight is an excellent e-reader that's strongly worth considering if you don't want to buy into the Amazon ecosystem.
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The Barnes & Noble Nook HD's sharp screen and comfortable body make it an ideal tablet choice, especially for reading books, magazines and watching movies. Google Play now only adds to the allure.
The BitLit app will give you free or cheap e-book editions of the print books you already own. Well, maybe some of them.
The monthly subscription service that lets you read an unlimited number of e-books is now available on any desktop or mobile browser.
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The $199 Nook Tablet (8GB) matches up well to the Kindle Fire in specs and price--and has the added advantage of offering an expansion slot for additional memory.
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It's like a buy-one-get-one-free deal: loan out an e-book you've purchased and you'll get a loan from someone else in return. These services pair you up with interested parties.
With more storage and a growing app store, the Nook Tablet is a worthy--albeit slightly more expensive--competitor to the Kindle Fire.