My husband has been wanting to give me an ipod, but I would always say no. I am not ready for one. Then for my birthday, he'd decided to give me one anyway. I love it! Really, really love it. This is the exact same color I have, 8 MB 3rd generation. I have about 3 books in it now. The best part is, it's much smaller than a CD player and I don't to carry my bulky player around. I have no idea why I haven't gotten one before now.