I'm a book gal and it's taken me a while to come around to this whole eReader thing. I just started reading books on my (very old) iPad...I like it. Especially in bed. I miss flipping the pages of a book at times and I love being surrounded by books in my home, but on the whole, this eReader thing is pretty cool.
My sister has a Kindle. My mom has a Kindle. My husband has an iPad. I have friends that have both a Kindle, a Nook and an iPad. And if you ask all of them which one you should get to read books on, they will, of course, all say the one they have. But which eReader is right for you? Here's a lowdown on what I've read:
Kindle - There are a few different types of Kindle, but the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Fire seem to be at the top of the list for best eReader, with a built-in light and access to every book Amazon offers, you can't go wrong. You can play movies and apps, too. The kicker on the Kindle - it's much less than the iPad, yet not as cheap as the Nook.
iPad - Again, you have options: the mini or the regular iPad, both with access to books on the iTunes store, which may not be as plentiful as Amazon, but is still pretty great. Add in all of the apps and movies you can watch, as well as the fact the iPad can be used as a laptop if need be, you do get more...though the price is much steeper than other eReaders on the market.
Nook - The third top contender here, but Barnes and Noble's tablet shouldn't be overlooked. It doesn't have the built-in light, which knocks it out of top contention, but that aside, it leaps ahead in terms of price. You can get the Nook Simple Touch for about $80, a vast price difference.
Do you have an eReader? Do you want to get one or do you love the feel of the book in your hands?