"Anyways, I have never even heard of a kindle before I came on here!"
Not surprising. The Amazon Kindle is only available in the United States. Amazon has a set-up with US cellphone systems to wirelessly deliver Kindle content. Thus, they only ship to US addresses. When I go to Europe, I will have to sync my Kindle through the Internet. Within the US, it syncs without the computer, wirelessly.
Having said that, I am a "book person" too. Unfortunately, after 33 years of marriage, my house is stuffed with books. We have books everywhere. I really need to give some away, as it will be a horrible mess for our poor children to sort out when we go to Meet Our Maker.
I am seriously trying to get only electronic books from now on. We just don't have any more room for paper books!!!