I am thankful for my kindle. When we went to Tennessee I took my kindle with me and I easily had a ton of books at my finger tips, without taking up a bunch of space. I read 3 books while we were gone in Tennessee. I still enjoy real books, but I love the convenience of the kindle. Now that I have the new Paperwhite I also love that it has a built in light, so I can still read in the dark (no distracting lights for my hubby while he drives!). I absolutely love my kindle and I find that I am reading a lot more often with it too since I can download free books whenever I want.