As a librarian, I’m kind of pleased with the look inside feature of the amazon.com web site which allows for the perusal of the first portion of a book without having to commit to making a purchase. Some of the recommendations seem pretty interesting as well.
Best American Essays 2011
Best American Travel Writing
Best American Mystery Stories
Best American Nonrequired Reading
Each of those were the 2011 editions, I don’t really get why I’ll want to pay more than the cost of the paperback for the digital edition. Granted, that the storage of a digital library is much easier than physical copies of books, even paperbacks, but still.