Cindy moved to Brookfield in 1994 with her husband and three children in tow. It's been a very interesting seventeen years.
I finally gave in and bought a Kindle a few months ago. I am a book person, a hard-core bind-my-own signed-collection book person. And now, I love my Kindle.
I chose a Kindle because it was under $100 and it uses an e-ink system that doesn't backlight the screen. I spend way too much time on a computer as it is. I swear (though it's never been confirmed and could well be coincidence with the phenomenon known as aging) that my eyes have suffered as a result of staring at a backlit computer screen so much.
The very best surprise about owning a Kindle? I can check out library books from the comfort of my own home, download them to the device, and be reading without ever changing out of my fuzzy house shoes. Someone asked me the other day exactly how to do it, so I thought I'd offer it here, just in case others found it useful. In addition, I see the Elm Grove library will let you sign up to come in for a tutorial.
I was all set to show you how clever I could be, but then I found the complete instructions on the internet from the Brookfield library. They don't have pictures, however. Let me know if you still have trouble and I'll see how I can help.