This article was priceless. I want to argue in favor of the Kindle though. They're light weight. Lighter than most paperbacks and certainly lighter than the hard backs. the fonts are adjustable so those of us who have problems seeing the smaller fonts in the paper backs have no trouble seeing the Kindle. (not sure about the other E books. also: the dogs have a harder time eating a Kindle and the Kindle has a dandy leather bound Kindle cover. It can also hold a thousand or so books,so you can choose which book you want no matter where you are. the new Kindles can be stored in categories, which make it easier to find when you have lots and lots and LOTS of books. a whole library that doesn't take up room when you live in a small house that doesn't have the room for tons of book shelves.
Most of the new Kindles' batteries last almost a month before a few minutes charge will bring it all back.besides, those of us who are alergic to the mold that gathers on books stores away for periods of time,have no trouble with their sinuses reading a Kindle.Although, as micki says, I won't be getting rid of my books any time soon. Also, (as I'm not yet ready for the Fire Kindle) books with color photos wouldn't be so great for a Kindle. black and white photos with the new kindle are fine. Just great. But the Kindle books I love are only black and 'white. Take care and enjoy whatever book you read.
Patricia Guthrie :author of Waterlilies Over My Grave and In the Arms of the Enemy