Well, because I’m a geek addicted to gadgets, I picked up a Kobo e-reader from Sprawlmart today. (They also sell nook and I believe Sony and another reader I’d never heard of and can’t remember.)
So far, I’m not impressed.
I paid $129. For $20 more, you can get a basic nook.
Pros: lightweight, not a lot of bells and whistles.
Cons: not a lot of bells and whistles, so far haven’t succeeded in making it recognize my wireless network.
You can drag and drop content directly to the reader on your desktop, or supposedly wirelessly (but since I can’t make it connect to my WiFi network, I can’t try that).
As I play with it more, I’ll report. I also want a color nook, but I haven’t been able to get my hands on one yet. LOL
So far, my favorites are (in order of preference): nook, Kindle (close second), iPad, Sony e-reader (PR-505 is the model we have, an older one), Kobo.
I can also read on my Droid X, and that’s not bad at all.