It now refuses to turn on, but it was affordable and had no glare like you get with an iPad. This made it feel more like a real book, however, downloading and searching for books was time-consuming and complicated due to the lack of touchscreen/keyboard.
I own the Kindle paperwhite, if I remember correctly. Love it! I generally search for books through my computer or phone beforehand and only use it for actual reading. I love how you can read comfortably both at nighttime and in daylight.
I more or less exclusively use ebooks and audiobooks now. My physical book collection is thousands of miles away, eventually I may just give it away the same as I did with my LP (remember those) and CD collections. I have had a couple of Kindle epaper type readers as well as a couple of non Kindle ones (Kobo). Out of the models I've had the Kindle ones are probably superior. I just resent lining Jeff Bezos' pockets even more. The Kindle HD 8 is a low powered but very cheap tablet. If you are OK with being totally tied into the the Amazon ecosystem it's probably OK, you can de Amazon it but then I find it a bit sluggish.
Epaper readers are superior if you want to settle down and just read for over an hour. I tend to rarely have such discipline now so prefer reading on my phone (6.5in screen) or if the book is available in audiobook to listen.
#5 Thanks for the advice, I'm thinking of getting one even more so now I hope to go travelling after uni. A E-reader will be much lighter than carrying around a bunch of books! Although I don't think I could read a full book from my phone.