I haven't been this excited about something since---well, since I got my Ipod and before that my digital camera(do you see a trend here, it's true I am a technophile). But this Kindle is so exciting. ALL my reading material is with me all the time. I really don't like the "skin" I put on it but decided to leave it on through the suntan lotioned fingers season to protect it. I took a pic of it next to my knitting----they both live in my purse whenever I leave the house!