Like all people, I love the smell of a real book. I adore the quiet serenity you get when you walk into a bookstore, pick up a book and meander through a few pages before deciding if you want to buy it or not. However, I have dyslexia and find reading paper books very difficult. The black type on white pages moves around and gives me a headache. Electronic books have made me fall in love with reading, I can change the settings, read on different coloured backgrounds, and away I go. I'm also incredibly impatient and not being able to get a certain book right away is torture. It is sad that bookshops aren't as full as they once were, but I would also say that reading has never been so popular.