Electronic books

I’m right now in the US, in a conference, and in my bagagge I had my computer, my book (I’m reading now “The immortals”) and a book about biological rhythms (my topic), appart from some science papers and a notebook. Since I just brought only hand lugagge, almost all of it was full with book. Once in the conference, I realized, that almost everyone had an e-book, or at least one of these ultra light computers.

Lately I have been thinking in the possibility of buying either an iPad, or an e-book, although I’m a big fan of printed books. I prefer reading a physical book, but in terms of space, an electronic book is much more comfortable.

What about you? Do you have an electronic book or do you read paper books? Do you have any recommendation?