One of the major selling points of the iPad for me is the iBookstore and of course, the iBooks that come with it. In fact, I had a Kindle in my Amazon.com shopping cart for some time and was a hair from ordering one but once the iPad was announced, I found myself removing the Kindle from my cart that very day. Anyway, we have a thread for the various iPad Apps (games, productivity tools, etc.). I figured we should have a separate thread for iBooks. In the event this thread doesn't prosper, I shall merge it with the iPad Apps thread. Let's discuss iBooks we came across and loved (a.k.a. iBooks we couldn't put down). Let's post iBook recommendations, sales, new features, and the like. For starters, I now have 3 books in my iPad. The first was the free Winnie the Pooh. The other two are: - The Hobbit ($9.99) by Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings ($14.99 for the complete story) by Tolkien Thankfully, you can download them first as samples (they give you a few pages for free). Flipped a couple of pages and found them to my liking. Two clicks later, I'm downloading the full version. I bought these because they're some of my favorite books. Loved the books. Loved the movies. And instead of hauling a thick LOTR book (thick enough to serve as a doorstop or to break a window in case of fire), I have all 3 books + The Hobbit in a lightweight package in the form of an iPad! How about you, folks? What iBooks have you bought lately and what are you looking at for your next purchase? Care to recommend a few to your fellow MUGgers?