Somewhat interested, though I've already got a stack of books ready for this summer (sf/fantasy). Currently reading the last volume of the wheel of time.
Does a kindle work well in direct sunlight? Is it water poof, fit in a pocket? I'm still sticking to paperbacks, although the quality of those keeps going down. 1 out of 5 fall apart before I'm through with them. (They survive being left out in the rain at least)
Price wise I'm not sure either, Memory of light was CAD 5.99, free delivery (with other items) Seems hard to beat and a lot of books to pay for a Kindle. Plus Amazon only gives me pricing not available when I look up books in the Kindle store :/
Edit: Oh it means "This item is not available for your country" (Canada) Sticking to paperbacks then. None of the books I bought have a kindle edition in Canada, wtf. Plus Memory of light on US kindle store is $7.14 Go digital! not.
Worth reading until the end then?
I just got to book 8 which is apparently where Robert Jordan started to drag the series out.
And yes, a Kindle will work in sunlight, no it's not waterproof although a bit of rain is OK. I would still recommend digital over paper for the simple fact you can read on your phone/tablet if you forget your reader.
You've got a bit of a trudge to go. Book 10 is especially awful, and to be honest you can probably just skip it and read the plot summary because I can think of one thing of any importance that actually happens.
Fortunately, after that is the best four books in the series taking you right through to the end. With Knife of Dreams, Jordan managed to get back on track, and Sanderson is much better at writing than Jordan ever was, and he wrote the final trilogy.