We now own a Kindle.
Rick was given this yesterday, but when we registered it the words "Gail's Kindle" magically appeared, which I took as a sign that the mystical powers of the universe intended this to be MINE. It helps that our Amazon.com account is in my name, but I prefer believing that it's magic.
Although, as you can see, others seem to think it belongs to THEM. (Note how it looks like a pad from Star Trek. Very cool.)
It has come to my attention that a lot of classic books -- the sort of thing you'd like to entice your kids to read -- are available as free Kindle downloads. A cunning plan is forming in my mind.
So far the only item we've paid for is the 15 book Frank L. Baum/Oz collection for 99 cents, which seemed like a decent deal for a series that Thalia enjoys and we don't own.