An unexpected parcel arrived yesterday and it turned out to contain a late birthday present from the super-generous Mr. C. He had heard me enthuse about the Kindle after having a go with a friend's one and then reading what Barbara has to say about hers, and he ordered one for me. I am thrilled!
I haven't had long to play with it yet but I've downloaded my first book and used the bookmarking, highlighting and note-taking features. It is so easy to read (text size, etc. is adjustable) and to operate, and even in its case it is thinner than a paperback, and yet it has enormous capacity.
I began last night by getting a sample (a lengthy one) of Sarah Orne Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs to try, and then having decided I wanted the whole book I pressed a button and it arrived a few seconds later - amazing!
I'm off to sample a few more things and try out other features, but as you can tell, I am quite delighted with it and look forward to its extending my reading in all directions!