I have an i pad so I guess I could read on there if I wanted to.
However I like the smell, feel of a real book and as I am on computers etc a lot of the day I would rather stick to an ordinary book than have to look at a screen for hours as well to read!
I do not think I will change my mind on this as a Kindle or reading on a tablet holds no interest for me.
I have a Kindle and read both that and traditional paper books. I like the Kindle more than otehr e-readers becasue it is not backlit and so isn't like looking at a computer screen. It does mean you need a light to read by but I think it's helathier than the glare from the backlit screens.
We bought a KIndle for my aging Mum and it was the best thing ever. She absolutley loves reading and now that her eyes are failing a little having the ability to make the print larger has been a God send. Even the voice read function on it is very useful for her although it sometimes doesn't handle dialogue vey well.
Totally agree with you :-)) I never get sore eyes from my Kindle and often read well into the wee hours. I simply cannot hold a book anymore, much as I adore them, so my Kindle is a godsend to me. The voice function can be a hoot as you said but I have a few "real" audiobooks which are beautifully narrated by well known people and they are delightful. I can imagine how wonderful it is for your dear mum . . . tell her I have even named mine. LOL
Kindle and reading books online is simply NOT in my lifestyle at all!!!! I am an avid collector of antique and old books and I love nothing more than holding a book in my hands, seeing, and feeing the pages as I turn them, and even getting a huge buzz from the smell of the ink and the paper of a REAL book!! I shall NEVER change unless I become so crippled that I am totally unable to handle a book anymore!
Yeah, I ended up only reading free books because I didn't want to spend money on something without a nice front cover, was only digital, and technically didn't exist. But because they were free books, they weren't ones I was actually interested in, so I began to dislike reading. That was no good, so I just went back to classic methods.