I finally broke down and bought a Kindle e-reader. I got a good deal on it with a coupon and chose a re-furbished one instead of a never-before-used one in order to help justify the purchase. I mostly love it. It's easy to use, doesn't hurt my eyes, and is super great for carrying multiple books without the bulk. I like it that I can get books for the Kindle from the library, but I confess to being disappointed with my library's selection of e-books. I really hope the library continues to expand on their electronic repetoire because I don't like the idea of having to purchase books all of the time.
I knew ahead of time that I wanted to make my own cover for the Kindle, and I chose a soft, felted wool in grey for the outside, and a nice quality flannel cotton for the inside and accent. I really love the way it looks, and it feels really nice in my hand. I'm thinking about making some for my shop; what do you think?