Each medium has its strengths. I, like many, love the old-fashioned feeling of holding a book in my hands and turning pages, not to mention the irresistible aroma of old books. If I could find a way to bottle that, or get it into a candle, I'd probably die rich. However, e-readers also have their strengths. Most are backlit, making it easy to read in a dark place. It's also simple to search back through the text if you need a refresher on who this character is or when exactly that detail came out, which is especially helpful if you're dealing with a book involving multiple characters and plot threads. For me, the biggest perk to an e-reader is that I can browse for and purchase any book I want without leaving home, which is a huge plus when, for instance, you're in the middle of a book series and the one you've just finished ends on a cliffhanger, and you just can't wait to get your hands on the next installment. At present, I'm reading an old paperback, but I've also got a few books lined up on my Nook to get to.