I have a Kindle and it is just fantastic. It is perfect for reading in bed as I also bought the special cover with the light in it so it doesn't disturb my husband. This is the same fella that sleeps so lightly anything disturbs him - funny how he never hears the little ones crying at night, nor when they come into our room, 'cos they can't find 'Doudou' still, I digress....
My kindle fits nicely in my handbag so I always have a book at hand, even if I forget my glasses i can turn up the size of the print so I can read it without them. If I like the plot of the book, I can down load the first couple of chapters for free to see if I like the style of writing - there is nothing worse than ordering a book of the internet then finding when the book arrive it is so badly written it is impossible to read.
I have endless classic books for free - just reading Anna Karenin at the moment, amazing love story! I
For buying books I have registered it at my parents house in the UK but buy with a UK credit card registered to my French address, then download it to my computer while using Expat Shield. I then transfer it to the Kindle using the USB cord.
My husband bought it for me as he was unhappy with amount of books I have however, the last time we visited the UK he looked on with dismay as I tipped '3 for £10' offerings into the shopping trolley. I had to explain that I can't read my kindle in the bath, not leave it on a sunlounger during a holiday for obvious reasons.
There are also beautiful books that will just never be the same on an electronic screen, however, the kindle is a must have if you are an avid reader as you will never be without a book again.