I said the same. I hate reading on a screen and I like the smell and feel of a real book, so why would I ever want an e-book reader? Then I got a Kobo Glo earlier this year and I can honestly say I've fallen in love with it. It is nothing like reading on a computer screen, even with the light on. The light level is adjustable, so I can set it bright enough to read by without keeping my husband awake in bed at night. He, of course, couldn't imagine why I was so attached to it - until I got him one for our anniversary and he's hardly put it down since. :lol:
You can buy books through the Kobo store, or from other book stores, but there are also sites which offer out-of-copyright books free of charge. For example http://www.feedbooks.com/ , http://manybooks.net/ and the amazing Project Gutenberg - http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/ . The first two sites are probably easier to navigate, but Project Gutenberg is the largest (and, I think, often the basis for books offered from other sites, too). You can, of course, get free downloads in formats for Kindle and other devices, too.