A Linux user's Nook experience

About two years ago I first used the Nook app on Android. That was my very first foray into buying digital books. I’ve been trying to pare down my possessions in a manner Leo Babuta and Erin Doland would most certainly approve of over the past couple of years. A love of books doesn’t work so well with having few possessions. Digital books promise: You can read your book on a number of different devices You can travel light and have your entire library at your fingertips Your books won’t take up any physical space in your home Food, drinks, and fire won’t mean you don’t own a particular book any more. Even if you leave your device on the plane, you’ll be able to get your books back (well, maybe.) What stopped me from diving in head-first for a long time were some things that worry me about digital books: Buying a digital book in a format that goes out of fashion and no longer being able to read it (my well-worn and well loved Anne of Green Gables physical book I have had since I was probably 8 years old is still on my shelf, and I can …