I got an e-reader from Santa this year. I wasn't certain I was going to LOVE it. I dont love it, but I do really like it. Its travel easy. Plus since I tend to read several books at once, having to only grab my Kindle and go is great. My bag is not as often piled with books weighing me down (this is a real problem for me). I still like my books, but I am really liking my Kindle.
I bought a used Sony reader a few months ago and I absolutely love it. It makes my commute to work and back so, so much easier. Also, as the Sony I have comes with no bells and whistles (no internet, games, etc) there are no distractions. I highly recommend them.
I have a nook and I do read more.
The eReader did not replace actual books but it certainly gave me more options.
Options are good :)
I blogged about my shiny new Kindle. When I first heard of electronic readers, I thought they were stupid--just more unnecessary gadgetry trying to replace something that worked perfectly fine the way it was.
Well, it's not just cool to have a personal library/world's largest bookstore I can carry around with me. I can also find titles I can't find in any physical store or library, including books by indie authors snubbed by the New York Publishing Cartel. (Yeah, a lot of them deserve to be snubbed, but some of them are great writers with great books that can only be found electronically.)
I haven't even begun to use all the different bells and whistles on my e-reader, nor have I even put a dent in my 3500-book capacity, but I'm very happy with it and read it WAY more than I read paper, now.
My first e-reader device was a Nino MANY years ago. Back then ebooks were very scarce but the whole experience was thrilling. But that didn't really stop me buying eBooks over paper ones.
Having been using pretty much all the main commercially available eReaders in my work MAKING eBooks for myself and my clients I've been reading eBooks more and more for leisure.
I really wasn't impressed with the older Kindles, but when I got the new model in the summer last year, I found that I was totally hooked. Amazon have really cracked the page turn speed with this, a problem on other readers that I've commented about before. The wireless delivery is also a boon to both the reader and the eBook publisher like myself - so now, I'd probably much prefer to buy electronically - I doubt if I'll buy a paper book ever again.
I'd probably shy away from anything backlit or LCD because what really makes the Kindle and the other e-ink devices is the virtually limitless battery life and readability in strong light.
I got a Kindle for Christmas and I love it. It doesn't replace real books entirely of course. I tend to switch off between reading one ebook and one real book to mix things up. Also I love that they're so light and easy to carry around. And I'm able to download so many classics for free (that's the main thing I read at the moment anyway)!
I'm old (nearly 66), but not old fashioned. I received a Kindle book as a gift for my 65th birthday, and it is the greatest thing (next to my iPod, of course) that I've ever had. I have eclectic tastes in literature, and having a device that can hold upward of 1,500 books is the answer to my prayers. As one who is blessed with ADHD, I find that I become bored easily. With my Kindle, I can read some history for twenty minutes or a half hour, then switch to a biography for another period of time, then move to a mystery for thirty minutes, and perhaps move to a political diatribe for still another half hour. On vacation, I was able to take half a dozen different books with me in a device that's no bigger than a small note tablet. Also, because I have vision problems, I can increase the font size or even have the thing read to me. Additionally, I have uploaded a panoply of classical music, to which I can listen as I read. Hardcover and paperbooks are great as gifts, and will always exist on some level, but give me my Kindle or give me...well, you get the picture.
As an aside, I have self-published five books, and without the Kindle and eBook versions, I would barely be making anything, BUT with the electronic versions I am actually earning a comfortable living (added to social security) each month. Last month I sold over 950 books in aggregate, and at least 80% of those were in electronic book format. Hope you'll take a look.