I have loved to read since I was little. I would borrow many books from the library and still borrow to this day, but I also purchase books (mostly for my kids) and freebies on Kindle. I read as much as I can daily. Sometimes I read several books at one time. I don't have a preference of paper book over an ebook, I just love to read. Keeping lists of what I have read is a good way for me to remember.
If you are wanting to learn how to knit this is a good book to start with. I always tell people I am teaching to borrow books (or in this case buy the Kindle book...I got this for free) and read them and figure out which book makes the most sense. Everyone learns differently and some learn from watching videos (or a person teaching them) while others learn from reading (like I do). This book is well put together for helping someone learn how to knit. It has some simple scarves to practice the different stitches with.