I got this Kindle when they first came out, and I loved it. It is so easy to use. I got a leather case to keep it well protected, and it is big, but not too big. I have recently given it to my Grandma because I got a newer model, and she had recently mentioned how much it hurts her wrists to hold some of the hardcover books she reads. She can check out books from the library (with my help because she does not do well with technology), and it is light enough for her to hold for long periods of time. The charge lasts for a couple of weeks, which is nice if you forget to charge it for a while. The only thing I wish this had is a light. Although the words look like they are on paper, it is pretty inconvenient that you cannot read this in the dark, especially since I stay up much later than my husband reading, and I do not want to keep the bedside lamp on because it is too bright. I ordered a booklight called the Kandle, which is specially made for Kindles, and that works great, but it would have been nice if it was included with my Kindle purchase. If you see one of these for sale, I would get it because I have had it for four years and it still looks and runs like it is brand new.