It's not my first e-reader; my first is an eBookwise. But my eBookwise isn't compatible with my Mac, so right now, it's basically useless. I've got a bunch of books still loaded on it that I can read as long as I get off my butt and charge it, but the thing is pretty clunky and heavy, so it doesn't take long for my wrist to start hurting.
Still, I do really like it. But I'm looking forward to all the cool stuff the Kindle can do. It'll be nice to load up my manuscripts to give them critical reads, and really awesome to be able to load up e-ARCs I get for quotes. Plus, instant downloads? Hell, yeah.
Now, I still need paper books...I just need to hold them. To know they are mine and can sit on my shelves and look all pretty. Some books have such great covers that they need to be bought in paper format. And some just need to be in paper because they're special. I could never not buy a Robert Jordan book in paper.
So I can see myself buying doubles at times, because there are authors I have to have in paperback, but since we don't have a book store close by, I can get the books instantly on Kindle, and then buy the paper versions when I get the chance.
So anyway, I'm excited. Anyone else have a Kindle? Do you love it? Hate it? And do you have a cover/protector for it?