I recently purchased a Kindle 2. It is basically an electronic book. You can download books off the Internet and read them on the screen.
When I first heard about this, I was really reluctant to try it. I thought "Wow, this could get rid of books all together," and being a little old fashioned, I didn't like the sound of that. Plus I was thinking that I didn't know if I could get used to reading from an electronic screen. But then I realized that this would be very convenient for me considering my limited space living on the ship. I could have hundreds of books at my fingertips, in just one small electronic device.
So I decided to buy it. I can definitely say that I do not regret my decision! The Kindle is awesome! I have downloaded most importantly the Bible, which makes my daily bible reading very convenient, plus many other books. I even found a website where I could download a bunch of old classics for free, because they of course no longer have a copyright.
I have done more reading since I got this awesome device than I have in a long time! The screen is also very easy to read from. It looks just like a page from a book. It also has a dictionary on it, that allows you to select any word, from any book you are reading, and get the definition within seconds!
Can you tell that I love this thing? I would not say that this would be good with everyone, because I understand the reluctance from some to get something like this. But if you travel a lot, or you just want to have your reading be a little more convenient, this is perfect for you!
They also came out with a newer version recently that is slightly bigger, it's called the "Kindle DX." The Kindle and the Kindle 2 are kind of small, but they're not too small.
If anyone has any questions, you can ask me, or go to Amazon and read about it there.