I took advantage of a pre-Christmas sale last winter and bought myself a Nook e-reader. I still check out good ol' paper books from the library, but I use the Nook when I'm traveling. (By the way, if you're thinking about buying an e-reader, I suggest spending the extra money to buy the Nook color, because it's better for downloading cookbooks and magazines. I wish I had known that before buying the black-and-white version...)
After buying the Nook, I didn't want to spend more money on a cover for it. I did a quick google search and found this pattern for a crochet Nook cover. I just used leftover yarn, and it was very quick to stitch. The pattern calls for buttons to secure the cover flap in place, but I left the buttons off because I didn't want to mess with them. Now when I'm done reading, I just fold the cover around the Nook like an envelope. Very easy.
|Leave the flap on top or....|
|...fold it inside.|