I was slow adopter when it came to ebooks, but just bought an ebook copy of The Weird and am quickly reaching a point where I prefer an ebook to a paper book (pbook?). I have an older Kindle and an iPad. Simply put, it’s far more convenient to be reading something on my iPad, which I always have with me, than to worry about toting a paperback around.
The arguments against ebooks, mostly rooted in sentimentalism or fear, have already died down. There’s no doubt that ebook reading is on the rise, and I can’t help but think that ebooks will continue to gain popularity, especially as reading technologies rapidly improve.
Personally, I love that I can have a whole library with me without carrying an extra load, and that I can read in the dark with a backlit screen. I like not having to hold a book open, and the ability to instantly look up words is nice as well. However, I still can’t take my iPad in the bathtub, which remains a sticking point.