When I bought my Nook Color, I basically did so because, at the time, it was the only e-reader/tablet-ish product that had the color screen (and didn’t cost $500). I’m still very happy with it, and haven’t rooted it.

So far my experience has been great, and I’ve been reading more than I have in 10 years. But something happened, a few weeks ago, that gave me pause. The stock USB charging cable that came with my NC basically fell apart. Lately it had been looking like it wasn’t even plugged in properly. It was so loose. Then the sides started to fall off, and before I knew it, my Nook Color was dead and would not charge.

Grrrrrreat. This all happened right as the first teaser trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones debuted and I suddenly wanted to read that book again. Of course, right?