Welcome to MobileRead, mc4nam.
I would recommend the Kindle w/keyboard.
Whichever one you decide on tho, IF you order from Amazon, remember that you have 30 days to use, download, etc, to see if you like it. Going into a store and 'handling' a device for a few moments isn't enough.
If not.........you can return for refund or exchange just paying postage, about $5.
Amazon's Kindle support is not to be beat anywhere.