I have always gotten VERY carsick when I read in the car. I can not look at a map or read anything more than a one sentence direction at a time. Forget reading books or magazines! We took a 2 hour drive this weekend. I grabbed my kindle - I just wanted to try to read on it in the car. And it worked!! I can read on my kindle while my husband drives!! This is big for me. I always get bored on long car trips. Yeah for the kindle!!