I love my Kindle! It is a great investment if you are a voracious reader, or if you have a few big readers in your house. I love the ability to download a book any time the mood strikes. Each download is around $9.99, and most top 100 New York Times Best Sellers are available. (There are about 300,000 titles available)
When I first had the accident I couldn't read. It was terrifying. Because I am a reading specialist by training it was very frustrating to diagnose my problem, but I wasn't able to "fix" it in my own brain. I am getting MUCH better. My short term memory is unreliable, so often I will have to re-read something, start over, or just read a novel straight through so I don't forget as I go. I have my fluency back for the most part, so reading the words have gotten much easier. When I'm tired I can't really read well, so I just read early in the day, and that seems to work.
My 13 year old son and I share it. He takes it at night to read, and I use it during the day.
Steven King's new novel, "Under the Dome" has national release and yet it's Kindle release is December 24, 2009. I'm wondering if other main stream authors will follow suit, and withhold releases to the Kindle to push book sales by the publishers. Only time will tell. Don't get me wrong, I do love the library, the look and smell of books, but the Kindle is amazing. Try one! They just came out with the international version, so you can download outside of the U.S.