And good design is beautiful.
I had a birthday recently and I made it extremely clear what gift was to given to me. Now, I know you're thinking I must be very pushy, but really it's not that. Last year we gave my 19 year old a kindle. She loved it so we thought the kindle would make a great Father's Day gift for my adorable and sweet husband. We were right. He loves his kindle. For Hanukkah this past year we gave my fabulous mother-in-law a kindle too. She loves it! We all went on vacation together to Mexico in December and everyone brought their kindle. I borrowed my daughter's kindle to read a book and I loved it. Ever since then, I have been waiting for a special occasion to justify buying a kindle and my birthday was it.
I love the fact that I can adjust the font size for my over 40 eyes. I love that when I travel I am just bringing one item instead of several books. I love that I can download many books almost immediately and get the instant gratification and start reading right away. I love that books on kindle are much less expensive than buying hard copies from the book store. I love the fact that I will save so much space by not having to store any new books on my bookcases. Well, except for interior design books that are photo filled. I ordered the most beautiful cover to protect my new kindle. It is hand tooled leather.
Here's my blue peacock tooled leather cover with an ornate pewter latch.
Here's what my cover looks like with the kindle in it. As you can tell, the workmanship on their products is incredible.