now available in a Kindle edition.
I've been hesitant to try out any form of e-reader. I'm old school and I like my books, to hold in my hands while I read them and to display them on the shelf when you're done. You can tell a lot about a person by the books that they read, and when I go to someone's house the first thing I do is check out what books they have on the shelf.
All that being said, as I see it there are several advantages to owning a Kindle. First of all, most books are cheaper in the Kindle version. Some are only a couple of dollars cheaper, some are much more. The Kindle version of The Boldest Plan is the Best is half the cover price of a print copy. Amazon carries a lot of free content, mostly classic literature that is in the public domain and start-up authors who give away their work to gather a following. Amazon also makes Kindle editions available to local libraries to loan electronically. You can fit literally thousands of books on your Kindle device and carry it with you anywhere. It is light and very portable to the point where I must admit that I prefer to have one with me when I'm out of the house rather than carrying a book along.
So like anything else in this world, there are positives and negatives. But the bottom line is that if you are a book lover who has been thrust into the twenty-first century by Santa this Christmas, enjoy!