Amazon has reduced the price of its Kindle, the electronic book reader, from $399 to $359. I don't know why they reduced it, since I think it's the best thing since sliced bread, but they have.
I bought it in December and have saved more than its price on the reduced price of books. I carry my Kindle with me everywhere and read it mornings on the treadmill, too.
For traveling, it's a way to combat the price of checking luggage. It's a way of drastically reducing the weight that you lug around.
Worried that it won't be "like a book"? So was I. I wouldn't want to read books on a computer, but after the first page or so, I'd really rather read on the Kindle than in a book.