I got a Kindle, y'all.
I'd been wanting one since they first came out. I read a lot, probably four books a month anyway given all the rotating and cycling through them I do, and even though I generally buy them at a deep discount on eBay or through Amazon's used book sellers, they add up in terms of cost and ... well, piles of books.
But the capital outlay involved with the Kindle initially held me back, along with the fact that I'm generally leery of first generation technologies.
The Kindle 2 released shortly before I finished my taxes and got a hefty refund. Given the money burning a hole in my pocket, my love of gadgets and the number of books I burn through, it was a pretty easy decision.
The new Kindle is has a better screen and more memory than its predecessor.
It's also thinner -- thinner than a pencil! -- and can download a full book in about a minute.
There are lots of classic books available for free download, which is cool. I got Dracula and Frankenstein for free, for example. And the ESV was free, too -- woo! You can also download free samples of books, a sort of try-before-you-buy scenario. Best sellers run $9.99 with older books selling for cheaper.
I am very, very happy. Yay.