E-Readers are Great
I bought a Sony PRS-600 e-reader, and it’s great. I’ve started reading again, after not reading any books for some years.
Nothing could be easier. You plug it into a computer, stick on an epub book or pdf, then the e-reader lists the books you have, keeps the last page open of the books, and lets you make notes. This means the notes can be backed up.
I haven’t the faintest idea who might want the various other features modern e-readers advertise. There’s no use in having Wi-Fi. There’s also no use in having 500 gigabytes of storage - nobody can read that much.
The Amazon-style notion of a book store automatically synchronizing books also has no use whatsoever. Logging into a website, selecting your books, then adding a Wi-Fi password to your device, before signing-in with the on-screen keyboard, will never let someone read as fast as plugging a reader into a computer, and copying books across.