What are your thoughts on e-books?
Personally I find them extremely convenient. Living in a small town really hinders your ability to get your hands on books, especially if the only place books are available is at the local Wal-Mart. So I find myself browsing B&N or Amazon and getting really good deals on digital books that are delivered instantaneously to my device, I don't even have to change out of my pajamas. E-books are also a little bit cheaper and if you are like me that can totally make your mind up for you. But I really, really, really love having the physical book in my hands. I love to smell that new book smell, to not have to charge batteries to be able to read it. I love displaying them on my bookshelf and being able to say to a friend "Sure, I have that and yes you can borrow it" even if that does cause a mild panic attack. And if the cover is GORGEOUS I am more likely to buy the physical book rather than an e-book. I also secretly fear electronic devices failing us one day and if all my books are on a device then I would never be able to read them again *Oh The HORROR*
So what's your take? Do you have a preference? Do you also fear the fall of technology?