I've been chatting with some writers who "hate" ebooks and ereaders.
That's OK. I did too, hard as that may be to believe. I bought one of the first Kindles when they came out, and couldn't use it. I'm a fast reader, and the stupid buttons aggravated my RSI.
FORGET ereaders, I thought.
Then the first iPad came out; I ordered one immediately. (What can I say, reading a computer like a book was always a dream... And the Steve Jobs presentation was great.)
So I downloaded the Kindle app for the iPad and now I have a stack of paper books I can't force myself to read. I LOVE the fact that I can tap the page to page forward.
I also love that I can get instant gratification. (Often.) As more and more publishers convert their backlists to digital formats, I can download books I'd usually have to reserve at the library, or get through inter-library loan, because they're out of print.
If you hate "ebooks" give them a try. You don't need to buy a Kindle device, you can read ebooks on any computer. You may find, as I did that it takes you a couple of weeks to become a convert.
After around 18 months of reading primarily on my iPad, paper books are rarely worth the trouble. Aside from how awkward "real" books can be to hold, there's the storage issue. I have thousands of books already, they're all through the house. Most I won't be parted from, for one reason or another. But when I buy books now, I buy the digital versions. I adore having thousands of books to read, anytime, anywhere.