All right, it's not really the best thing ever, but still...
The other night, while lazily slumped in bed, I realized I had nothing to read. I had finished the last book I'd been reading - Halfhead, by Stuart B. MacBride. This was a physical book, by the way.
I had finished my grad school homework (endless nights of study are quite annoying after working all day). Granted, I had some eBooks available to me I'd reserved from the local library. I had even checked them out onto my computer with Adobe Digital Editions. But to read one of those books, I would have to get up and haul my Nook and my butt downstairs to plug the thing into my PC... the Nook that is, not my butt.
That's when I remembered the second book in Rick Riordan's, Heroes of Olympus series was out. Deciding I needed me a little Percy Jackson fix, I fired up the Nook at my bedside and turned on the Wi-Fi (I leave it off so as not to totally drain the battery). Pressing the "Shop" button, I found myself on the Barnes & Noble homepage. And what do you think I found? Much to my surprise and delight, staring back at me was some guy's top recommendations for the day, which included Riordan's, Son of Neptune. I clicked it, or whatever you want to call "touching the screen with your finger". Tapped? Yeah. I tapped that book. Well that sounds dirty. Anyway, I tapped tapped the buy button, confirmed and within seconds the novel I wanted to read was in my hands.
Dude! Yeah - I've bought some other books for the Nook, but those were mostly bought to "have and get to later". This was a serious impulse buy.
Okay, like I said. It's not quite the best thing ever, but it made me seriously happy for a few minutes.