I have owned a kindle paperwhite for barely 4 months and I love and adore it. It is like being able to enter a library at any given time, totally unrestricted. It opened a whole world of endless reading matter to me, fiction and non fiction and a lot of it is free. While libraries are wonderful sometimes you still can't find something that totally grabs your attention as there is so much to sift through and often so little time. I also don't want to buy a book on another person's recommendation in case it just is not my cup of tea. I have a group of reading friends and we swap back and forth buy oh there is nothing like the world of literature that awaits the kindle owner. Get one, you will have no regrets.