This is me reading a book on the iPad at the beach. It was an overcast day, and I did discover that if I tilted it at the right angle, I could read without the towel over my head, but still, a Kindle would have been nice. Would I rather have a Kindle than an iPad? Hell now. Would I like one of each? Hell yes. At $139 for the new 6-inch Kindle, and with the ability to read Kindle books on both devices, it would be really awesome to have both.