“[eBooks] aren’t books. You can’t hold a computer in your hand like you can a book. A computer does not smell. There are two perfumes to a book. If a book is new, it smells great. If a book is old, it smells even better. It smells like ancient Egypt. A book has got to smell. You have to hold it in your hands and pray to it. You put it in your pocket and you walk with it. And it stays with you forever. But the computer doesn’t do that for you. I’m sorry.”
— Ray Bradbury, on the Kindle
This is ridiculous thing to say. Does it matter how you read? As long as you’re reading you’re broadening your horizons regardless if it’s an eBook or paper/hardback book. I have only ever read paper/hardback books, never eBooks but I wouldn’t put someone down about going digital. A book is something that tells a story or gives information, so yes that can be an eBook as well.