Well, I settled on a Kindle Touch (wifi) and it was given to me as a gift a few days ago. I have been really impressed with the reading experience on the kindle and with the touch screen its very easy to use.
I treated myself to my first novel in over a decade and pre-ordered John Irving's new novel "In One Person". The kindle edition was one fifth of the price of the new release hardback in the bookshops. I used the kindle email service and sent myself the pdf of Venerable Analayo's "The Genesis of the Bodhisatva Ideal". I've found the pdf file a bit more difficult to read but still good. A few minutes ago I purchased the Dhammapada Commentary by Buddhaghosa on Amazon for the whopping price of $3.50. No sooner did I purchase it then it appeared on the kindle.
Another neat feature is that I can pick up my book from where I left off if I read it from the kindle, from my computer or the iphone.
Thanks again to everyone for your device recommendations and a very big thank you to Venerable for compiling lists of Buddhist resources which I will take advantage of in the near future.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
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