Then the Kindle 2 came out and it still didn't have a backlight, so I resisted again.
I really just want to download books to my iPhone, I would say to anyone who would listen.
And then Amazon heard my request, and more! There's now a FREE iPhone Kindle app. You still have to pay for any books you buy (although you can often download a chapter for free, to see if you want the whole thing), but you can read them right on your phone, meaning I can read them in the dark, or at the dentist's office, or while rocking Kelly to sleep, or anywhere I have my phone handy. Bless you, Amazon.
I've already bought two books, plus one freebie. The freebie was "The Magnificent Ambersons," a classic favorite of mine. The two I paid for are "The Book of Dahlia," a novel about a young Jewish woman who's kind of living off her parents' generosity in Venice, Calif., and suddenly discovers she has cancer, and Laura Lippmann's "What the Dead Know," about a woman who suddenly claims she is one of two girls who disappeared years ago at a shopping mall.
It's scarily easy to buy and download books via the Kindle iPhone app. I'm going to need to remind myself not to go overboard...