I’ve just bought a couple of books because I know what you mean about being a book. But maybe in a more aware environment we need to reduce paper consumption? And they are very bulky.My first sighting of a Kindle was on a QF flight from BNE to SIN in, I think, 2010, as the bloke next to me in J had one, and I though what a nice bit of machinery so I ordered one as soon as I got home. It arrived in September and was terrific for a while, and the browser was slightly useful, but difficult even then. My son has several Kindles and other readers, and has assumed ownership of this early - and real - Kindle.
I read a great deal, and have read at least as many books as others who have contributed, have four on the go at present, and have done for several decades, but I never took to Kindle or the like although I tried; to me a book is a book is a book. I don't mind taking half a dozen disposable books to the the UK or the US, as I'll give them away when I finish them and replace their weight with souvenirs and clothing.