« on: August 16, 2010, 08:26 AM »
I've been using my old HP PDA as an ebook reader for about 8 years. The small screen means I've got thousands of pages to read instead of hundreds, but the portability is worth it.
I have about 45 books on it right now and when I'm done, I'll wipe them (they're already in my Calibre catalog) and write new ones on the PDA; again from my computer's Calibre catalog. I'm now saving up for a Nook (shouldn't take more than 3 years), as I believe that is the best e-reader for the bucks. A Nook is not locked from loading books from your computer or other sources than Barnes & Noble. The Kindle is locked in Amazon, and although the have a good booklist, I can get free books from many other places.
I advise everyone who has an e-reader to back up the books on their computer and use a good computer catalog to keep track of what will eventually be a lot of books and stories.