Last year I wrote a short post about my thoughts on e-readers. In it I explained that while I appreciated their convenience, I didn’t feel the need to invest in one myself. Six months, three new travel plans, and one apartment-moving later I think I’m ready.

Without any further ado, meet Archimedes, my newest travel companion! She’s (yes, she’s a she) a 5th generation Kindle I bought used on Amazon.

I’m still a big fan of the printed word and don’t plan on replacing my carefully (okay, fine…more like haphazardly) curated bookshelves with Archimedes, but it’s nice having a portable library that fits in my purse, and I’m looking forward to taking her along on my upcoming travel trips.

Love ’em, hate ’em? What do you guys think about e-readers?