I am old school and love my books. I love reading them and collecting them. I am also a literature teacher, and I am looking down all avenues to engage my students to read. They do not want to read books. School system funding at this point cannot afford to buy e-readers or netbooks for all kids. I had to do my own research, though, so I could talk to the kids about it. I bought a Kindle, and I like it. As a collector of books, I love having a whole personal library at my hands, and I love how the dictionary can be pulled up when I run across an unfamiliar word. Most kids are not going to take the time to get the dictionary out. I am torn between the beautiful experience of reading a book and the excitement of reading on the Kindle.