I've always said that I wouldn't like to use an eReader. I don't know what it is about books but I love the feel of them in my hands, turning the pages and being able to actually see how far through the book I've read.
I bought Mick a Kindle Fire HD for Christmas. I'd been toying with the idea of buying him an eReader for some time, though he'd never expressed a desire to own one and I didn't actually know if he'd use one. After doing a bit of research, I decided to go with a tablet version rather than a basic eReader as I thought he might get more use out of that. I have to say that it's been a big hit. I'm really pleased that I went for the tablet version as I was right, he's used it more for checking emails or searching for things on the internet than he has for reading so far, so it's good that I went with the model I did.
I've now been converted myself, I'd love an eReader. I'm often awake during the night but I never turn the light on to read in case I wake Mick up. An eReader with a built in light would solve this problem and I'd be able to read instead of just lying there awake. I'm not sure whether I'd want a tablet version though, a basic eReader would probably be ok for me.
Flighty has just done a post about his new eReader titled E-what! He didn't go for a Kindle though.
I don't think I'll ever lose my love of having a book in my hand, but I now think there's a place for both books and eReaders. Perhaps Santa will leave one in my stocking next Christmas.