Kindle vs Nook

I have always had a kindle.  It never was an issue because when I got it, there was no nook or kobo.  I think the sony ereader was already out, but nothing affiliated with any bookstore or site, so it was a no brainer.  I got my kindle years ago and have loved it ever since.  The color ereaders never interested me because they don’t have the same ink as regular ereaders and so they don’t seem to be as easy on the eyes.  Plus, I have an ipad, so if there is ever an issue where I would like to read something in color, I use that.  It has never been an issue but hey, it’s nice to have the option! As you can see, however, my kindle is a little outdated at this point and I have started itching for a newer, sleeker ereader.

My mom also has an ipad, although in her case she likes to read on it exclusively, which means her nook has been banished.  Knowing my dilemma about needing a new ereader, she went ahead and gave me her nook.  She’s a very nice mom! So now I have a dilemma.  I have the nook and, as far as I know, there is no way to transfer data from one device to the other, so I will have to finish reading the books I already have stored on my kindle.  As far as buying ebooks from Amazon, I usually only buy books that are extremely discounted.  They usually feature 100 books a month that are under $3.99, so I check those out and just keep my eye out for other good deals.  Does B&N offer discounted books for the nook?

Any other advice or tidbits you can share about the nook, I would love to hear it! Let me know why you chose one over the other, or, if you have used both devices, which one did you prefer and why?