Just thought I would pass on this tip to any potential kindle buyers. If you have been tempted to buy a Kindle or one of its may competitors but have been put off by the high price especially as you don't even know if you will take to it or not you might like to try the cheap way in.
Many people don't realise that the old but good Palm Pilot is capable of being a Kindle substitute. It is not as good and not as big but and it is a big but you can buy them second hand on eBay for less than £15.00 on average and they are beautifully made products that are generally well looked after as they cost a lot of money new and were never in with the Chav crowd.
This might seem technical but if you can transfer files and no how to install a programme on to a PC you will find it very easy to do.
The software to add ereading to the Palm Pilot can be found all over the place here is one example though.http://www.ebookmall.com/palm-pilot-software.htm
Thousands of royalty free classic books can be downloaded from here for free.http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
They have everything from Tarzan to Jane Eyre available to download.
An old 1gb SD card will hold more books than you will ever read as they are tiny files on average.
It's just my luck that eBay seem to be short on Palm Pilots at the moment but most weeks you will find plenty to choose from.