I still prefer real books too but someone just gave me a first generation Kindle and I've been having a ball with it. Only problem is that my thumb has frozen up from flipping the "pages".I still prefer real books, but I do read books on my first-gen iPad and my bare-bones Kindle. I had a first-gen Nook, but gave it to my brother-in-law. The one thing I really dislike about the Kindle is the size. It makes the book feel like a mass-market paperback, and I prefer the page to be more the size of a quality paperback or hardcover. I wish Amazon would update the Kindle DX. Or is there a good larger-format e-reader our there? The Onyx Boox looks good, but at $300+, I don't think so.