Then I started downloading books to it - mainly public domain books from the Amazon website. I had heard that the King County Library System (KCLS) was going to have books available sometime in 2011. That was really the motivation to buy a Kindle right now.
This morning I read in the Seattle Times that the library system is up and running with Kindle books. No sooner had I read that, than I tried it out, and voila - I'm the proud borrower of 8 ebooks on the Kindle! The first one I'm reading is Red Azalea by Anchee Min. So far it's great. The reading experience on the Kindle in general is just superb. I hadn't realized what a pain in the rear it is to actually turn pages in books, and hold them open. Seriously! It's so much more convenient to just read on a Kindle, you can move around much more easily, one tiny little click to turn the page. When I have a choice, I'm definitely going to be using the Kindle instead of paper books. This will be so handy when we're overseas