I really don't like the iPad (or Apple) but I think an eBook reader would be nice. Nothing made by Sony though ...
The Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook look to be the best (esp. with the recent price reductions) but I'd like any insight from anyone who has one. In particular, how you find it if you are in Canada - I like the B&N Nook but it doesn't seem as 'Eh!-friendly' as the Kindle does (really? "eBook downloads can't be 'shipped' outside of the USA" ?!?).
I would probably want to load some PDF books onto it as well.