Well, wrong again, ladies.
My honey bought me a Kindle for Valentine's Day, our Anniversary and Mother's Day. It is not an inexpensive gift, especially with the cover and light thrown in.
It is very difficult for me to get to the Library any more, and although the Bookmobile comes to my street, it hasn't been able to get here in the storms and even if it did show up, it's all too icy out there for me to walk to where it is parked. So, that's one part of the reason I "needed" a Kindle.
The other reason is I'm dumber than a box of hammers most of the time, and reading a book can be a challenge. I knew I was in trouble when I was reading a very simple mystery with a moderate amount of simple characters in it and when I got to the part where they revealed "Fred did it!" I was left holding the book saying "Who the heck is Fred?" That time and many others, I've spent an awful lot of time flipping back through books to find where a character was first introduced so I could understand what was going on. And, since I no longer have normal feeling in my fingertips, handling a book can be tiresome, especially when flipping through it page by page to find a name.
The Kindle has a "search" feature, you can easily search from the beginning of the book to find that elusive character that's popped back into the scene. The Kindle has two dictionaries that will define words for me, that is cool beans also.
My first download is of a 99 cents easy reading Ivy Malone Mystery, the first in the series. My second download was this month's Reader's Digest. I'm loving this!!!