This is just a curiosity about whether people have had their habits changed by the purchase of an iPad and with it the availability of ebooks. For me, I've found the iBooks store too expensive. The iBooks app on the other hand, has become my new most used app for reading epub classics found from project Gutenberg and the like. For free, Ive already worked through a couple of books In the last week, such as Dracula, confessions of an english opium eater, and John Stuart Mill's autobiography. I understand the kindle store to have a wide selection of cheap cheap cheap books on it too, so that's probably where I'll head next once ive exhausted or gotten sick of non modern lit. Academically, the Papers app has got me into the habit of browsing google scholar for academic articles on things that are interesting - writers I'm reading, that kind of thing. Its much more limited, but the general papers that have some interest to a non academic in the subject. As well as some of the more specialised stuff that happen to relate to my philosophy degree. Then there's journalism. Ive currently got apps for The Times, the New York Times, Wired, Mens Health, GQ and Vanity fair. I'll be adding the New Yorker app when it finally gets released. As well as google reader and the like. So im also ploughing through media thanks to the iPad. I've gotten back into reading around now anyway, so this is as much a timing thing as it is the tool I'm using. But the combination has me reading far more than i could have possibly before. I didn't expect this to happen so quickly - I was a die hard fan of the priority of printed books, and I still am in a way. So far as I'll buy books that are either unavailable through either store that interest me, or by an author that I like enough to have something pretty and printed in a nice edition. But I could call those purchases that are still encouraged by the ability to read other books, cheaply, in other ways. I don't know if this is something supported by a movement on the Internet somewhere. I'm about to go google what google awe doing with their books store ive heard whispers about to see where that's going. But yeah, am I the only one finding this? Curious to hear from MR readers.