I am a huge Ariana Franklin fan too. Mistress of the Art of Death is a fabulous series. Have you read Labyrinth or Sephulchre by Kate Mosse, Blanche? You'd probably like them.
I too have a Kindle (a fabulous present from Hubby) and I am a total ebook addict now. I was worried about the eye strain thing too Blanche but I haven't found it a problem at all. And what I love is NO hand strain from reading heavy books for hours. And I love that I can pop it in my bag and have an entire bookcase worth of books with me anywhere. The downside is I find myself buying more books that I might not otherwise - because they are cheaper and all I have to do is push a button. Not good for a book addict like me!!
For you fantasy lovers check out Cassandra Clare. She has two series - The Mortal Instrument series and The Infernal Devices series. Both great, if you like the Hunger Games series you'll likely enjoy these.
Jeez--both of those sound familiar--so I wonder if I've read them or started them. Age is a terrible thing--can't remember what I have and haven't read.
Anna--if you haven't read the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series, you should. You'd like it I think.
Good to know about your experience with the eReader, Anna. I'm a bit of a techno phobe, but having a more portable "book" would also be spiffy. And I'm a serious reading addict.