- It is about the size of a paperback and very light weight.
- When a book comes out that I want to read I can start reading it in about 60 seconds for $9.99 (they have about 300,000 titles-so far, I've always found what I want).
- You can change the size of the print to fit your need.
- You can download a sample of a book to read before you buy it.
- It really is great for traveling. (Let's say I am in Las Vegas and not doing too well in the casino....a new book to read by the pool is great consolation, not that that ever really happened). Not having to lug several books in my suitcase on a long trip is a big plus.
Things I don't like about my Kindle:
- It is a pricey initial purchase, right now about $300. I probably haven't paid for it quite yet with the savings from what I would have spent on books, but I am close.
- Like a cell phone, you have to keep it charged.
- It is a little too easy to spend that $9.99. I have to be careful and I try to limit myself to 2 books a month.
- You don't have a book to pass along to someone else after you have read it.
- It is not yet available internationally because of licensing issues, but they say it will be in time.
- Reading it in the bathtub is probably not a great idea.
I definitely still get lots of books from the library and I still love going to a bookstore to buy a book, but for instant gratification and portability the Kindle can't be beat.