Summer nearly does me in every year. It's too hot and the light is unforgiving and the days go on way too long.
E-books are great for instant gratification - you see a review somewhere of a book that interests you, and you can start reading it five minutes later.
Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.
I feel incredibly successful. I make a living as a writer and am able to help support a big family, my church, my bleeding-heart causes.