I currently have an iPad, but I admit, I’m lusting after the iPad mini. Not only would it fit much more easily into a shoulder bag, but it would be more convenient to read novels on — and I use my iPad for its Kindle app more than anything else. So why not just buy a Kindle or Nook? I love the fact that the iPad gives me the world at my fingertips — and for me, being able to write on the device (using a Bluetooth keyboard) is just as important as being able to read.
Oh yes, and catching up on my favorite TV shows? Priceless.