Scooter bought me an e-reader before we left on our trip to London. It's become my new favourite thing! I have read about thirty books in the last 2 1/2 months and I just can't put it down. I sometimes miss the smell of paper and the feel of hardcover...but for ease of use it can't be beat.
I know there's some controversy over using books for crafts but I think using them for any purpose, instead of letting them moulder away is a good thing.