I always loved the aesthetics of a book, the bindings and covers, the quality paper, printed fonts, the whole package. I never thought I would prefer an e-reader over a book, but I do.
Let me list some of the benefits of the kindle:
It is small enough to read in bed and still “turn pages” one-handed.
I can carry 100+ books with me at all times.
My bookmarks don’t fall out and get lost.
I don’t end up using important bills, photos or tickets as bookmarks.
I like to take notes when I read and the kindle allows me to annotate and highlight digitally. The best part is that I can then download my notes and highlights directly from the kindle into a text file on my pc.
Makes packing for a trip easier, and lighter. Really, what is the hardest part of packing for a trip? Making sure you squeeze enough books into your suitcase, right? I mean now I only need to bring one or two print-books just in case the kindle and my pc simultaneously malfunction or the plane crashes and I am marooned on an island.
I can play Panda Poet on it.
The battery lasts forever.
The range of available books is incredible. I have archaeology, anthropology, astronomy, nutrition, running, ethnography and even some fiction on mine.
Public domain books are available for free.
If one was so inclined, Kindle can be accessorized with skins, covers etc.
I love my kindle!