Sorry, but I cannot abide e-book hate. My friend Jared lives in middle of nowhere Alaska, and when he wants to read something new, he has to buy it when he flies through Anchorage, which isn’t that often. But with his Kindle, he can get new books any time he wants. My dad works over seas, often in very remote areas. When you spend three days in transit to work a job, the length of which you don’t know, you do not want to pack a ton of books to keep you entertained. Books get heavy. Kindles are not heavy, and you can get new material if you finish what you have on hand. My cousin Ben works in the Merchant Marines, and my cousin Averie for the Peace Corps. I think you know where this is going with both of them: one works in the ocean, the other in a country that doesn’t have hot running water, let alone English book stores. Both can only travel with so much stuff, and they are far away from the conveniences that a city brings. Both like to read.
If you live in a city, and can walk down to a bookstore and buy some books, and go home and put those books on a shelf, that is awesome. Do that, and do that often. But don’t lose track that many can’t, for varieties of reasons. E-books won’t kill the book, they just make reading more accessible. No one should be judged because they like to read."