I got a Kindle 3G for Christmas!!! And, I love it!!! I did not get the DODO case that I wanted, but I did get a nice slim black leather case that protects it quite nicely. Once it was charged and up and running I decided to start downloading some free books and games so I could get a feel for the device.
Since books published before 1923 are part of the public domain you can find copies of them free to download from Amazon. I did several searches and this is what I have now on my Kindle, and how I have them sorted.
Jumble, 3 free puzzles (this is like a sample to get you to buy the whole thing)
Siddhartha- Hermann Hesse (read in high school- wanted to re-read)
The Sayings of Confucius- Confucius
The Republic - Plato (read it freshman year of college- interested to see what I think now)
Utopia- Sir Saint Thomas More (read it in AP government- would like to re-read)
Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
The Tragedie of Hamlet - William Shakespeare (since I'll be teaching it)
The New Oxford American Dictionary (came already installed)
Familiar Quotations- Various authors
25 Language Phrasebook- Mobile Reference (I think this too, is more of a sample.)
I also bought, for $5 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
So far I know the Kindle will work for me because more than once I've reached for the top right corner and attempted to turn a page as I would with a book! My biggest problem is knowing what to download/purchase. What ideas do you have? Favorite books? Must reads? Let me know! I'm once again aiming for 50 books in 2011!