For my birthday yesterday I got a Sony Reader (pocket edition). So far I absolutey LOVE this thing! I've been wanting a reader because I have so many ebooks that I wanted an external device for. The sony reader allows me to take the adobe files right off my computer using Adobe Digital Editions software. Killer. Much better for working than having to constantly switch windows.
This comes with "Sony Ebook Store" software. But you can get books all over the place. Whats more..you can check out books from you local library! I checked out two yesterday..you HAVE to download the Adobe Digital Editions for this and you need to have an adobe account but it's pretty killer. Hard to find books that aren't checked out but still…of course you can get audio books for your mp3 that way as well.
I thought about the kindle and it IS nice but the Sony lets you do things the kindle doesn't. The sony doesn't have wi fi but that is no big deal to me.
I read a while on the reader in bed last night just like a regular book. Didn't take long to get used to it. The screen simulates a page very nicely and you can even use this in the sun with not glare.
So far I'm pretty jazzed with it.
This is the one I have: