My mother bought a Kindle 3 (WiFi edition) for my wife and I and gave it to us as an early Christmas present. She had intended to buy us a portable GPS for our cars, but I suggested she spend her money on the Kindle instead.  My wife was more excited than I was when we actually had the device in hand, but I’ve been using it more than her so far (though this is mostly due to her enjoying Sondheim’s autobiographical coffee table book, Finishing the Hat, which isn’t available digitally).

More on my thoughts on the device and why I caved (despite my problem’s with Amazon’s anti-ePub model) when I compare it to Google’s new eBooks store in the next post!