I did it. It was my first time. I downloaded an ebook today and it felt FANTASTIC!!!!
Now...hopefully the book will deliver the goods and not disappoint. The novel is called "Fall of the Birds" by Bradford Morrow and it's a short novel which is all that I'm willing to commit to for the time being, at least online anyway. This may be a very complicated relationship I'm entering into with the electronic world but I'm ready to take the plunge.
I'll post later to share whether this experience was indeed mind-blowing!