I have always been a huge reader. There were a few months last year where for whatever reason I was unable to focus on reading, but after getting the Kindle for Christmas I was able to get back to it and it feels great!
First and most disappointing to me is the lack of a backlight. What electronic device these days doesn't have a light? Especially one designed for portable reading! You can buy lights for them, but this is a major bummer for someone who likes to read in bed.
The second problem I have is the fact that it comes with no case, not even a cheap vinyl one. You can buy them separately and I feel like you really need one to protect the screen when carrying it in a purse or even just leaving it laying around.
It takes a while to figure out how to find something that you were looking for earlier in the book. With a real book if you need to go back to re-read something you just flip through the pages, and it's a little more tricky to do with a Kindle.
With all of that being said, I still love it. You can have the text shown on the screen in portrait or landscape mode, the screen savers are interesting and pretty, like this one.
I'm still learning to navigate it, and haven't spent as much time using as I would like, since I have several books checked out from the libaray that I've been waiting for and I want to read those before they have to be returned.
I'll never stop getting real books, because I love reading in the bath tub & I'm WAY too clumsy to take this into the tub, but it's a great addition that I think that any reader would love.
*This is not a sponsored review in any way, just wanted to share my thoghts with you.