Originally Posted by BeccaPrice
My son has some learning difficulties that make him a slow and painful reader. We got him a Kindle for Christmas last year, and he read more in the first 5 months of having it than he had the entire 2 years previously. (He's stopped somewhat now, because he's got some new computer games - when that gloss wears off, I hope he'll pick up the kindle again.)
Some of that reading might also be due to the newness of the reader, but I agree that readers like the Kindle do make it easier to read in that they make carrying a book with you simpler. 8 ounces of Kindle is easier to carry than a thick and heavy paper book, and one size fits all when it comes to carrying it in a pocket.