I do own a Kindle Paperwhite and I love it. I enjoy the ease of being able to travel with it. I love how simple it is to use and how I can just carry it from place to place without thinking. I am able to go anywhere and take a huge library of books with me. I can read an array of books in a short space of time because I can use the books I have already downloaded and just get lost in a world wherever I am.
I have travelled to a number of places and have been able to take my Kindle with me. I have been able to read on an aeroplane, in a hotel, on a bus, in Germany, Croatia, Switzerland amongst other places. Yes, I could have done this with a paperback but I would have had to take more than one book physically with me in comparison to being able to take a single Kindle to anywhere I want.
I have enjoyed using my Kindle but it does not beat a physical book. I absolutely love being able to see how much I have read and how much I have left. I love to work out how many pages are left. However, there are downsides to both. A physical book can break apart the more you read it. It can get wet and fall apart. But a Kindle Paperwhite can lose battery and you have nothing else to read. Yes, the battery is supposed to last a month to six weeks but what if you get to the end of that time and don't have your charger? No more reading, unfortunately. I would hate for that to happen to me if I was away and needed to read. Need to read you ask? Yes, there is always a need to read!
I would love to know what you think about physical books and electronic readers? Which do you prefer to read from?