Based on the replies I got on here, I decided to go with the Sony, since I could buy it here pretty easily and for significantly less. It seems great so far and I figure, if I change my mind, I can gift it to my mom and go for the Kindle. But so far, I love it and I do like the library feature, something I never thought I'd care too much about! And it does come with French-English and Italian-English dictionaries pre-loaded so that was perfect.
Next up is the search for a great case... (thanks bcgirl for the tip about the one with the built-in light!).
Thanks for sharing your advice!!
Last edited by jcards; 02-15-2012 at 10:25 AM.