I just love, love, love my kindle. I carry it around like a kid with a stuffed animal.
It is actually my 2nd one, and has a touch screen with illumination of its own. The size of the letters is adjustable, as is the intensity of light. It does some other things, too, which I haven't bothered to learn about yet.
I love the immediacy of it. When I read a review of a book that sounds interesting I can download it right away, or at least put it into my wish list before the title is forgotten.
I've also been able to read a number of books by British authors that aren't readily available where I live. I was sad to find that I can't download books directly from Amazon UK, but maybe that will change.
Maybe; fingers crossed. For the longest time, I used to get cranky that Amazon.com would stock what I wanted, but refuse to let me buy it (& pay for shipping, import duties, etc), and Amazon.co.uk wouldn't have that thing. Amazon.com quite happily let me log into the US site with my account, just not use it.
I noticed with the items people have been recommending to me lately, most of them could be shipped to me in Europe [I'm just too impatient at the moment!]. Could be worth contacting them? Let's face it, how difficult is "posting" when it's a dowload?!
I don't know for sure, but wonder if there are electronic reasons why we can't download Amazon stuff across the pond. I'm saying this because DVD's, or the players, are different in Europe and the US. Maybe there is some weird similarity.
If such is not the case, though, Amazon should fix things so that we can share kindle books easier.
Doodlemor, that could be part of the tax "thing". I can order stuff from Amazon.co.uk when I'm in England, but not when I'm in France, despite the fact that the vast majority or what I order is shipped out from Luxembourg by Amazon EU [i.e. also on mainland Europe, and closer to France]?
That's interesting - I never thought of taxes.
I can't remember the titles now, but there were some books by Maureen Lee, Annie Groves, and others that I wanted to read that were set during WWII. Some of the authors lived through the war in the UK, and others were born soon afterwards and likely heard many stories from their elders. Even though the books were novels, I think that they gave an incredible picture of the hardships of life in England during WWII. I don't think that most Americans realize how terribly the English suffered during and after the war - when the rationing had to be continued.
I was able to get some of the books online from other sources. I had to wait for them, though, and couldn't read them always in sequence like I wanted .
Here's a weird Amazon thing - when I ordered a book from Amazon Canada it came quicker than those from the US. It must be due to the distribution center in Ontario being close. I ordered a book around 11 pm on a Monday night, and it was here in western NY with the Wednesday mail.