I've always been a bookworm. I read a variety of authors...including, but not limited to Jane Austen, John Steinbeck, Nordhoff and Hall (Mutiny on the Bounty), Louis L'Amour, Michael Crichton, Dan Brown, Nicholas Sparks, Francine Rivers, Christopher Paolini, J.K. Rowling...you get the picture. I really enjoy having my Kindle. I have every book imaginable at my fingertips, but I don't have to continue to figure out where to put them (my shelf space was getting quite limited). The thing that I like most about the Kindle is that it enables me to eat and read at the same time. I always had trouble keeping a book open when I was trying to eat and read at the same time, but there isn't that struggle with the Kindle. And...it now has a pretty, bright-pink, leather cover. Thanks again for an excellent birthday present, Lee!