In 2008 Oprah did a lighter version of her favorite things, the only item that was of interest was the Amazon Kindle. I jumped on my computer to check out the price and the availability on Amazon. . . the only problem at the time they did not ship to Canada :(
In November of 2009 Amazon.com decided to ship to Canada! Of course as soon as I found out I ordered mine with a leather case . . .. my total purchase $360 CND. I know a big purchase but I thought it was worth it as I am a avid reader and the kindle books bought on amazon.com are much cheaper.
Now for my thoughts on the Amazon Kindle as of today . . . I LOVE it!! I read much quicker and I love the fact that I can read whatever I want on the bus and no one knows what I am reading (not that I read weird books but sometimes I want to read romance novels or young adult novels and I prefer no one be the wiser). I love the fact that my book is always on me and does not weigh a ton . . . which is key when you are on the bus going and coming from work.
One negative thing about my kindle I have a 2nd generation version and I am a little peeved that they have come up with a newer version in BLACK. I must admit I thought about buying a new one just because of that but I resisted :)
I do see some people with other versions of an e-reader, the Kobo one from Chapters seems to be really popular but I believe you must plug your e-reader in to download your books . . . and my is through wireless internet (no monthly fee).
Do you have an e-reader? Do you enjoy it? Do you know of a good place to buy a protective case for your e-reader (I have been looking everywhere for a good flexible cover).