I initially got Kindle for PC in March, but it's a bit difficult balancing a laptop when lying down in bed. Why did I get it? Free books of course.
I watched 'Imagine' the other day and realised why I was/am reluctant to go digital with books.
I was brought up to revere books. You don't break their backs, you don't turn down corners; they are precious precious objects (Fahrenheit 451). They have a physical presence - a weight, a smell; not only are you in mental contact, you are in physical contact with them. Pick up a well-loved book and the physical object by itself brings back memories. An eBook doesn't do that.
A good book bristles like a multi-coloured hedgehog with all the post-it notes bookmarking important or interesting passages. An eBook isn't like that - at least not yet.
But I was the same with LPs. You never touch the grooves, you always put them back in the dustcover and then the sleeve as soon as you have finished playing them; they are precious precious objects etc etc. I got over that. I bought CDs. And now my music is stored on an external HD and the physical CDs are in a box in a cupboard (carefully stored).
...... And I still have my vinyl.