I simply don't understand the appeal of an electronic book. I will admit, when the Kindle came out, I kind of liked the idea of being able to take such a simple and compact device wherever I went, especially for trips. But even if it wouldn't murder my bank account, I agree with those who say it just isn't satisfying, besides, I love having books and even just having a loaded bookshelf. Besides, my grandparents gave me this beautiful copy of "The Lord of the Rings" for one of my birthdays, and it's my favorite of all my collection. I just couldn't say that if it were a digital file. I just think there's too much humanity in simply bound pages that convenience will never erase for me.