In what is probably one of the first forays into original content by me for some time (wait, does that mean I'm all confident again? I doubt it) I'm going to address something I'm pretty sure I left as a comment on another blog on the subject of ebooks, and Kindles and the iDevices.
See, at first, I was of the opinion that "oh noes, the printed word is dying, this is bullshit. DOWN WITH eBOOKS!" but over time I've come to realize some things. The first is that ebooks do a lot of good really. They're making books a lot more accessible, and a lot cheaper. It's also a lot easier to make a copy of an ebook than a real book. Yes this means additional piracy, but really people would (and have) scan a physical book to make a copy of it. It's not like piracy of books suddenly only became possible with the advent of ebooks.
They also help a lot with people who want to self publish. As well as helping less well off people access books easier, they're making it easier for less well off writers to get their work out there. iDevices and Kindles may not be very cheap, but there are plenty of alternatives such as Blio, which is what I have on my computer. They also have a range of free books that are in the public domain, and this has allowed me to really expand my reading repertoire. So while I'm here I'm going to recommend if you have a computer, and no ebook device, you check out Blio.
Let's not forget as well what they do for the environment by sparing many trees that would have otherwise gone to becoming books.
I'm not saying physical books are a bad thing, far from it, holding a physical book is still a great feeling, and I'll always prefer physical copies of things to downloads (especially when it comes to music) I'm just saying don't be a snob, give ebooks a chance, and of course, be sure to check out your local library.
There are plenty of amazing books out there. If you think you don't like reading, I think you just haven't found the right book.