I love my physical books because it is physically calming to be surrounded by books for me. If I'm excessively stressed and losing it, I actually go sit in my library to help me relax and calm down. Another area where I prefer physical books to eReaders is when I'm reading while taking a bath. Yes, I have taken my eReader with me to the bath before when I was in the middle of a proofreading job and wanted to relax a little while reading, but I prefer paperbacks in this instance because if I should happen to drop it (which has NEVER happened to me yet), at least the paperback will dry and still be readable. The eReader will be toast. I also tend to prefer physical books for Big 5 published books because I can get those cheaper used than I can get them in eBook format. I did just score the entire Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day for $1 at my thrift store last Wednesday.
So eReader or physical book, either way I'm happy, as long as I have a book in my hands. How do you prefer to read? - Katie