We got one of the Kindle’s for my son a few years ago as a gift for Christmas. He uses it all the time and I have borrowed it on occasion. There are some books that I want in hardback form for my collections. Those would include books by Stephen King and other favorite authors. With limited space on library shelves, the Kindle has a great appeal to me now. Not for books that I want to keep forever but for the ones I want to read but not have to make room for in the precious book shelf space that is left available. At this point, to add a hardback book to my book shelf, I need to evict a previous occupant. That is traumatic in some cases. I am planning to either buy myself a Kindle or update the one we gave to my son on another gift occasion and call dibs on the previous gift. I find them easy to use and recently got a free book that I borrowed the KIndle to read on soon. They are light weight and not nearly as cumbersome as many hard backed books can be. Some of Stephen Kings, like The Stand, are big and heavy. I would not give those hardbacks up for anything but the Kindle could prove useful if I want to re-read those types of books without holding the heavy hardbacks.