I love my new iPad. There, I've said it.
You hug that iPad all you want Tobi!
For me, eReaders are great. One reason is that it will make things much, much easier on us book collectors who are getting rich off you all abandoning the archaic paper stuff. I thank you.
The thing I adore about old school books is that they don't need batteries nor electricity nor my computer, nor anyone else's. Ever. And I don't feel any subversive pressure to feel I've got to use anyones clunky software to get at the authors works, sign up for anything to do so, or have an online connection. I just carry a book. I know, I know...that makes me so...something bad LOL
I also admit to a perverse pleasure in donating books to my local library, such as it is, and supporting their very threatened existence. More people out of work...yay...uh...wait...lol ( Sorry, but the less wealthy in my area NEED the local library very badly because it provides computers, printers, online access and, yeah, BOOKS and programs that encourage the local kids to read via storytelling and literature games...taught by real humans too! )
The other thing is, you can THROW a book and not worry too much, (so long as it's not a sincere antique). Throwing a book down is like using a good swear word. It adds a dramatic flair to boredom, irritation, bad news..you know...and, I dare you - in fact, I double dare you - to do that with your Kindle ( or your iPad Tobi )
I'll never buy one. But, if any of you tire of yours and wish to give it away, for free....