Originally Posted by voidoid
I have noticed with my Touch that occasionally the battery meter goes a bit wonky. I fix it just by re-booting [re-starting] the device. Otherwise I just sleep it.
In my experience the start-up required after a shutdown uses a lot of power and unless you're not going to use if for a couple of days or so it's best to leave it sleeping.
My experience is the exact opposite. I read every day, often 2 or more sessions. To get a month's battery usage, I MUST shutdown each time. Sleep mode get's me only about a week.