Now that I've had my reader for a while I thought I'd give an update. I still absolutely love it. I still would have had a fancier model if I had the money, but every time I close the sturdy leather cover and shut it down, I am grateful to have it.
I love the ability to visit the library online any time I want and find great books to read. I discovered that our local library, which is what I go through to access the books, has an automatic expiration on the books I check out. That means I don't have to worry about getting them back on time. I can just remove them once they have expired. I only have to watch it for large books that may take a bit longer to read. I haven't tried renewing ebooks online yet.
(There are a few books that I can return early. That's a good feature since I could easily use up my limit of five books and want to check out a new one.)
Since this is my very first experience with a reader, I didn't realize that I could only buy books from Sony. I can not get any books from Amazon or any other seller. That was a little disappointing but Sony has a wide variety of books, if not as many as Amazon, including free and for 99 cents, Since I have so many books yet to read for free from the library, I won't be buying too many books yet.
I did download a free book with a knitting pattern. I was disappointed with the quality of the photos since the reader screen is small and black and white. Then I realized I can look at the photos in color through the reader program on my computer. Nothing lost.
I do love the portability of this small reader. It fits neatly in my pocketbook and I can carry more books than I could possibly read in one slim package.