Originally Posted by QuantumIguana
I didn't "switch" to e-books. I added e-books in addition to paper books.
There's no need to choose between paper books and e-books. You can have both. It's not a marriage. Your e-reader will not be jealous if you continue to read paper books. Your paper books will not go "Fatal Attraction" on you to keep you from e-books.
This. Spot on, QuantumIguana.
I know the OP was trolling, but I'm falling for it anyway. The assumption that somehow one's mode of reading is a zero-sum game is, frankly, pretty ignorant. Which is OK, since being ignorant is apparently a right people have, but taking pride in being willfully ignorant?
I'm relatively new to e-reading--only two years along--but I've been pleasantly surprised at the value it's added
to my life: reading long-form online materials on a friendlier display via Instapaper, access to PD books, access to my library's eBook collection, ease of access to my personal collection, etc. It's a cliche to say so, but I'm reading more since buying my Kindle (and I read a heck of a lot before I bought it).
And strangely enough, I've kept my lifelong love of physical books, and still haunt retail and used book stores, and my local thrift stores, for still more books.