On our recent family vacation, I carried along a copy of Helen Oyeyemi's Mr. Fox on my iPad, along with a dozen or so other books, and two paperback books in my suitcase. I generally don't like reading two books at a time, I get easily confused about which character and plot line belonged to which story, but I do make the rare exception. In this case, I read my ebook while on the plane. Then I switched to the paperback when I got out to the pool and the beach.
Why this distinction? Take a look at my paperback - a true "beach read".
My husband, the tech-y, is sure that eventually I will forego the real books and read everything on a nook or Kindle. Has this man not noticed that I still have a film SLR camera on the shelf?