One person I love to read is Al Mohler. The comments he has made on reading and books are ones that I completely identify with. Last month, he wrote a post about the Kindle and its increasing popularity. I myself have a Sony E-Reader. I love the size and portability. I also like how it can hold so many books at one time. However, lest you think I am wanting to replace all my printed books with my electronic versions, think again. There are advantages to both. To quote Mr. Mohler:
"Do not think of the Kindle as replacing the book. Bury that thought. Bury it deep. Then go and hold a favorite book in your hand. Enjoy. Then pile 50 of your favorite books and carry them with you all day, through airports, onto airplanes, checking into hotels, sitting in meetings, reading in bed at night. You get the point. You sit (gloriously) in a library. You take a Kindle in your briefcase."
I agree. I bought mine primarily for use on trips. My husband is happier now knowing we won't be hauling around so many books (I won't say how many :)) on a one or two week excursion. Me, too. There's more room in the car to bring home the new books I buy along the way.
What do you think? Do you own an e-book reader? Are you glad you do?