I love me some books.
In second grade, my elementary had a contest to read one million minutes. I was the highest reader in my class. I still read almost every day.
There's this whole paper book versus traditional book debate going on that I think is pretty ridiculous. I love all books and I think books are good for people and for society. I don't really think it matters how you read books, just that you read! (And I have never heard anyone get into an audio book versus paper book debate, so why the big deal about ebooks?)
I read both and just wanted to list out my personal opinions of each.
PAPER BOOK PROS
The smell. The feel.
You can look down and see how much of the book is left
Never worry about running out of batteries or having to turn it off during parts of a flight.
Easier to read the ending (I love to flip to the back of the book and read ahead)
Easy to flip through, scan back to something you read before, etc.
Gorgeous on shelves!
E-BOOK PROS (I have and love a Kindle Touch)
So portable. And pages won't get bent in my bag.
An entire bookstore in one small device. No need to pack multiple books on trips.
I have no problem highlighting passages and making notes (I won't mark up my paper books)
So much easier to read massive tomes
Searchable, so that can be nice.
One-handed reading can be super convenient at the gym, feeding the baby, etc.
Storage space for your books is never an issue
I read way more e-books but if I love an e-book particularly, I'll buy it in paper for my personal library too. I don't care what your read or how you read, just read!
As such, both of my books are available as e-books as in paperback. ;) (Shameless plug)