Picture from Amazon
Most of the comments were in favour of them, people saying that they read more now they have one, and how useful they are for travelling. The screen is clear and not like reading off a back-lit computer screen, the books are free or cheap and it holds 3,500 books at a time.
However, I (and Rosie) can't get away from the fact that nothing compares with reading a real book. The look, feel, turning of the pages, smell of the paper. And what about lending/borrowing books from friends?
For myself, I can think of times where it would be useful not to have to carry bulky novels, but really it is a 'one hand' number of times a year. Deep down I know that the attraction is that of having something new to play with, which will get put a way in a drawer and used once a year.
What do you think about books in general, or the Kindle or other equivalent electronic book-readers?