I have read several ebooks and, although the story doesn't change, and the way it makes you feel is the same, for me, the physical concept of sitting down with a flat-screened electronic device just doesn't have the same romanticism as with a paper book. I'm a traditionalist, I love turning the pages, folding down a corner to hold your place (yes I'm one of those people, I don't use bookmarks!), and sitting in awkward positions just to take advantages of the last bit of daylight so you can continue reading. A kindle or other device takes that away. Plus, if you accidentally get a book wet, a few hours drying outside solves the problem, do that to an electronic device and, chances are, you've lost your entire library. I love my ever filling book shelves, the comments it gets when I have visitors, and that amazing "book smell" it fills my study with.