OK. I like books I always have and always will but to answer the question book vs ebook I say YES. Maybe the question should be why do you read?
1) I read for information, to learn something new, to learn from someone else's mistakes or successes.
2) I read to change my way of thinking.
3) I read less often for entertainment.
It has been awhile since I counted but I own some 6000+ books.
No. I have not read them all my goal is 50 a year cover to cover. You can check out my past read list on this site if you like.
But I have no less than 4,217 files in my etext subdirectory on my computer and several hundred more on my kindle.
This might just kill some of you 'bookies' but my class last term was Christian Counseling and came with one book over 900 pages. I did not have time to read 900 pages in 6 weeks so I cut the book apart and paid a kid to scan it into the computer where I could use Textaloud to read it to me while I exercised or I could email it to Kindle and had it read it to me while I did other things.
My current class came with two books, both were also available on Kindle so I spent another $18.00 to have both ebook and paper book.
A few years back we were going on a long trip so I gathered information on the states/cities/history that we were traveling through. Then ran the text through textaloud and saved the mp3's to cd's and listen to them in the car. Worked well.
I also use the local public Library. In Michigan most of them are connected through MEL.org so they have 1000's of books that can be ordered online and picked up at your local library. Most are also loaning Kindle ebooks now too.
Looking for free ebooks check out my links page.
www.kindlebuffet.com seems to have at least 10 NEW free books a week!!
Also anything you can up into MSWord can be emailed to your email@example.com account for free.
Book or ebook - I say YES - read, learn, love.