I have just finished reading the first down-loaded novel on my new Kindle. I chose Kate Grenville’s 2005 historical fiction The Secret River to ‘christen’ my new reading device. I am a Grenville fan (Lilian’s Story and Dark Places are favourites) and now I am a Kindle fan as well. The device is much lighter than I had anticipated; its screen is easy on these tired eyes; its size perfect for reclining. I have a few things to get used to such as no visible page numbers but the note-writing function is great. All in all, a pleasantly surprising reading experience.