I have no particular issues with e-readers. They are small, convenient, and allow you to read such titles as you would be embarrassed to bring out in public if they were actual paper books. There are many things to be said about the tactile nature of books- the feeling of the paper under your fingers and the lovely smell of old pages being among them- but e-readers are wonderful when it comes to reading library books I know I will only read once.
That being said, there is something that paper books will never do to you that e-books might- such as give you a file error and refuse to open, just as you’ve reached a really interesting point.
So much for Thomas Becket. I suppose I’ll just have to wait until my check-out period on it expires, then re-request it from the library and hope for better luck next time.
On a happier note, I finished The Two Towers late last night, and got to page forty in Michael Gruber’s The Book of Air and Shadows. Twenty pages in, I didn’t know if I was going to like it enough to continue reading, but the pace is, I think, about to pick up and get interesting from here.