I've been wanting to get a Kindle for a very long time, but the cost prevented me from doing so. Last month when the price went down to $139, my husband bought me one for my birthday. I had to wait nearly a month to get it because Amazon was inundated with orders and the Kindle was on back order. It finally arrived last week.
I am really enjoying it. I downloaded World Without End by Ken Follett which is a 1000 page book. Reading it on the Kindle is much better than holding the heavy tome in normal book format. I spent an hour or so and made a quilted case from 2 fat eighths to protect it.