Originally Posted by impry
If I must pause reading, I close the book, again, I see the cover. After hours, days when I continue reading, the first thing I see is the book's cover, reminding me, gives me a feeling like a "gate" to an other world. [...] I think that function on other readers is based on the concept of imitating a real book and reading experience (like what the e-ink technology does with their display type).
Except that Kindle does not show the book's cover but picks an image from predefined set of artwork. That way it is not more than dressing up, IMO. Unfortunately not all books have a nice cover, otherwise it would be cool to show the first page of the current (or last) book when in standby.