It’s about reading. And not just books. There’s a mountain of read-later stuff that I have accumulated over the years. Each time I mark something to be read later, the guilt index increases exponentially. The Safari browser has now an in built feature for Readability (distraction-free reading plug-in) – which helps, but I still end up accumulating stuff for a future date.
One of the things that the Readability plug-in allows is to create ebook versions of the articles transformed for reading. That’s what I am doing now.
Save the file as a .epub file, and then drop it in iTunes to sync with the iPad. Then, read it in iBooks. Once you have the .epub version, you could add it to any device you want and carry all your to-read material along with you for whenever you have time.