As an avid reader who has held a library card since the age of 5, I have my feet firmly planted on both sides of the fence. There are benefits to both forms and today I select the format based on my location or end use.
I have owned a Kindle for about 3 months now and I enjoy it. I bought it mainly for the purpose of ease of use, portability and convenience in carrying hundreds of titles. I travel to Asia on extended business trips (6-8 weeks) which entails boring 25 hour plane rides and daily 2-3 hour car rides. In the past I have carried from 15-20 paperbacks which tends to be bulky, weighty and takes up limited packing space. I chose the Kindle because I can eliminate all the hassle of the extra luggage weight
AND the TSA search of my luggage because apparently a bundle of paperbacks has the scanned appearance of a device you are not allowed to carry on a plane! For a travelling application, I love the convenience of the Kindle.
If I am stationary in my residence or at the pool or campsite, my choice is a book. I will not be giving up my library card anytime soon. I am somewhat reluctant to pay the big $$$ for certain titles on Kindle so will continue to check them out of the library. I will be keeping my library shelf in the Scamp
as a permanent fixture !!!