Originally Posted by iprofs
Thank you everyone for your advice.
Liviu, the main reason I want the ereader is for portability. It seems much easier to carry than a hardcover book and I don't go anywhere without a book currently.
Interestingly, I own the HP Ipaq which has a Microsoft interface and never even considered using it for an ereader. It probably wouldn't work well though, as the battery life on it stinks! Plus my vision is getting worse and the larger size an ereader offers seems to be more appealing.
iprofs, you already have some good information. I'll only add that I use both the Sony Reader (most of my reading), a Palm TX (fits in my shirt pocket & has backlight with an acceptable screen size - especially if you have young eyes - I don't), and still read pbooks. All have advantages and disadvantages. E.g., I would not buy the Palm TX just for reading but it has several other things going for it - contacts, calendar, memos, games, etc. I also end up reading at night with the TX.
Whichever device you chose, knowing how to convert files from one format to another will help since it is difficult to find all books of interest in any particular format.