To continue our ebook reader discussions, I’ll throw in some recent comments. For the past few months, I have been very interested in purchasing an ebook reader…certainly not urgent but I’ve investigated the Kindle, B&N Nook and now the ipad. Each reader seems to have its pluses and minuses. Although I was not ready to pick one yet, I recently received an ipad as a birthday present. I was delighted though not convinced I would have bought one myself. I have to admit I love my ipad. I’m reading a book on it, however I now do most of my news reading as well as online reading/research via the ipad. The wifi is very powerful and the screen is beautiful….plus the convenience and reading the news etc wherever I want is handy…the shape and size is wonderful around the house — not to mention my kids fighting over it — besides their games, we play scrabble on it and pass the tablet back and forth. The interesting thing is I’m not sure it’s the ideal ebook reader but it is so many other things already and I like everyone am waiting for more ipad apps…bottom line; if you can afford it, it’s a wonderful e-gadget to have, and you will find great ways to use it.