For all my resistance, I have become an avid ebook reader. How did this happen? Remember my arguments against ebooks earlier? I have to say that they still hold water, but a mixture of thinking and circumstances have led me to be more flexible about my stance in this "issue".
One, I was uprooted several years ago, and I have no permanent base that I call my own. Let's say that I am living a semi-nomadic life, and yes, I still love reading. What to do with my cartons of boxes? I can't possibly lug them around all the time. One point for ebooks.
Two, traveling has become a regular activity for me in the past years. I make it a point to go to the beach or visit a different city at least twice a year, and during these trips, I need books to accompany me. I do not always know what I feel like reading, but I can't very well take too many books, can I? Enter ebooks. Hundreds of books in one tiny device. Need I say more?
Three, the ebook reading experience has become rather convenient and pleasant. There are many apps that make it easy on the eyes. You can highlight and share quotes from books. You can create bookmarks easily.
Four, some ebooks can be acquired much faster than printed books. If I really want to read a book and cannot wait for it to be delivered, Amazon (one choice among many) comes to the rescue.