I have spent many hours down by the water reading my book, which got me to thinking, "Would I bring my Kindle down there?" I'm one of those girls who tries to keep everything in the excellent condition that I purchased it in. I don't want anything to happen to my Kindle.
Today while sitting on the dock next to my mom, I accidentally knocked over a full glass of water on her. Clumsy? Unlucky? Maybe. Knowing me, I would probably drop my Kindle in the lake if I brought it down there. (I have yet to drop a book in the lake, but at least if I did, it would dry a little awkwardly with the krinkled pages, making me feel terrible about what I'd done to it. The worst case scenario in that situation would be that I finish reading a book from pages that are no longer perfect and flat or I'm out $20 or less for a book. If I dropped my eReader in, it would cost me a bit more to replace...)
I wouldn't feel comfortable bringing it to the beach, either.
Electronics + Sand = Bad combination.
It's time to give my good ol' paperbacks a chance to catch up. This point goes to the paperback because it can more easily withstand some of the elements of nature.
eReader - 2. Paperback - 1.