If you haven't yet bought an E-Reader, the current price war between Barnes & Noble and Amazon is working to your advantage!
Amazon's Kindle 2 has gone down from $259 to $189.
Barnes & Noble has cut its price on the Nook as well. The wifi Nook is selling at $149 and the 3G Nook is down to $199 from $259.
Blogging Stocks has a deeper analysis on the price war and the future of E-Readers at
I hadn't planned on buying an E-Reader though I was eying the Nook, a Kindle and the Sony E-Reader last December. The Sony E-Reader is compatible with the NYPL and Brooklyn Public Library, so that opens up a whole range of free e-books. The Nook allows you to "lend" books to other Nook owners. But I won a Kindle 2 on Cym Lowell's blog and that settled it!
I still read most books in paper form because that's what I'm used to. It just feels more comfortable to me. But I have gotten into the habit of using the Kindle on long trips because one Kindle snug in its M-Edge case is much more convenient than a tote full of books! Plus, the e-Luminator book light that fits in my Kindle case makes reading in dark places so much easier. I've used it in the car during road trips, on the Chinatown bus from NYC to Boston, and reading at home so as not to disturb R. The e-Luminator book light and the Kindle case make a huge difference because of the portability and convenience.
Do you use an E-Reader? If not, are you thinking of getting one and which one are you most interested in?