I have long been a pretty happy customer of Amazon.com. In fact I’ve often said that I could never have left the bookstores of Cambridge MA if it hadn’t been for the advent of Amazon. I use their credit card, subscribe to their “prime” service, and I even allowing myself to get suckered into buying their ill-designed Fire tablet. Although I have many reservations about the limited functionality of eReaders, I’ve taken my vanilla Kindle on every trip, and really enjoyed the instant gratification of having my literary and relaxation reading arrive instantly .(I stick to paper for scholarly works since the Kindle is still far too clumsy for taking notes.) But last month I lost my Kindle in the pocket of an airplane. and after a few weeks of using my iPad as a very poor substitute (too BRIGHT!) I have decided to order a new … NOOK.