After rediscovering my love of reading, I've spent the last couple of months reading everything I could get my hands on: Travels with Charley, Cannery Row, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Into the Wild, The Sun Also Rises, and other stuff. Just before Thanksgiving I did something that was out of character for me, rather than spend the proceeds from the recent sale of a bike on just more bike stuff, I bought an Amazon Kindle. My Kindle arrived the day before Thanksgiving. My wife, a Luddite when it's convenient for her, went on about the virtues of a book. I in turn attempted to impress her by propping my Kindle against a pillow on my stomach while holding a tortilla chip in one hand and a plate of queso dip in the other. A light tap with a pinkie is all that was needed to flip to the next page. You cant do that with a book. She wasn't impressed. So far I've read The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo (I heard about it from Meli) and one of Amazon's free classics-Sailing Alone Around the World. I'm liking the Kindle.
One battery charge will give you close to a month's worth of usage. It holds about 3,500 books. Most literary classics printed before 1923 are free.
One of the features I really appreciate is the ability to increase font size and sentence spacing. I like the print to be a little on the large size so I don't have to wear my glasses.
As I age and my eyesight gets worse, I'll just keep cranking up the font size.