I have been lurking here since I got my kindle at the end of February. Every day I thank my husband for such a wonderful present! (He also got me a Wii). We have been married for almost 3 years-he is totally wonderful! I love it! I am a homemaker, formally an elementary teacher of 9 years. Not having to work was another gift of my husbands. We don't have children-yet, but hopefully soon. We do have 3 cats. I must say I am totally hooked on the kindle! The convenience, the lightness ( I tend to read thicker books), the convenience-ahh I am in heaven!