If so, which one, and what do you read?
I'm debating whether I want to buy an e-reader. Part of the reason is simply because more and more authors are willing to send me digital copies of their books to review, but less willing to send physical copies. I can understand this - for a small press it's a lot more economical to send a .pdf than a hefty hardcover - but at present, I don't have anything to read the file with except my desktop, and that would be uncomfortable and would give me a headache. I also really like the idea of getting newspapers and magazines through e-readers, and saving a tree or two.
But it's a pretty big investment! So I dither and dilly-dally, and keep pushing off serious consideration of Nook and Kindles.
The Amazon Kindle is the big name, and since I do a lot of shopping through Amazon it seems like it'd be the natural choice. But I really not crazy about the way they've set up their digital content program. The fact that they can 'yank' product you've already purchased back, or insert/edit different materials into something you own...that really freaks me out. I don't know if other companies can do this, too; Amazon's the only company I can remember that has actually done it.
Sony produces the Sony Reader...and that's all I know about it. Really. I've never seen one, but they were being produced before the Kindle so Readers have been around for a while. I think Borders may sell them?
I never go to Barnes & Noble anymore with the intent to purchase - I buy books on-line or at independent bookstores. It's nothing against the company, really; they just don't fit into my lifestyle. But they do have the Nook, which...exists. Again, I haven't really researched the machine.
Then there's theApple iPad. Based on the crummy name I'm not sure I could ever buy it (iPad? Really??) but i like that the device is more than just an e-reader and you can do other things with it. It also has color, which I don't think any other e-readers include. (Correct me?) I'm also not convinced that iPad would help with the eyestrain problem, since it has an LCD screen. Finally, e-readers aren't cheap, but the iPad costs twice as much as the others.
I know I'll never fully convert to digital books, but sometimes it sure seems like a nice thing to have.