Hey, I've had a similar problem
I'm French and do not own an american credit card, so I can't buy from B&N, and I do have to buy books from amazon for new releases
The page turning effects ARE a big drawback though
Couldn't we use the screen refresh hack? (I've read about it somewhere but can't find it anymore) people are able to watch movies on the nook touch so it should be able to display animations in a non blinding fashion right. (maybe with a bit more battery drain but hey...)
I don't know enough to try this out though, any help from a more advanced user of rooted nook would be a blessing.
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Oh here it is...
I just installed it it's actually very simple, it's a simple app to install, it works great: you still have the animations but the screen doesn't flash anymore