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Old 07-15-2011, 03:25 PM   #15
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I'm old school because I'm an old fart. I buy used paperbacks and trade them in when finished. When visiting my son and his family in Indianapolis I go to Half Price Books and get a bunch for a buck apiece. Trade them in whenever I find a used bookstore. A friend lent me his Sony reader yesterday. Nice but I still like the ral thing.
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:39 PM   #16
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I'm old school because I'm an old fart. I buy used paperbacks and trade them in when finished. When visiting my son and his family in Indianapolis I go to Half Price Books and get a bunch for a buck apiece. Trade them in whenever I find a used bookstore. A friend lent me his Sony reader yesterday. Nice but I still like the ral thing.

Me, too, Bob!
When I travel, I buy books from our library's ongoing book sale fundraiser. If I finish books when traveling, I donate them to the library of whatever town I'm in and buy some more from that library's ongoing sale.
It's nice to feel that I'm making a (small) contribution to keeping these institutions alive.

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Old 07-18-2011, 05:05 PM   #17
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Me, too, Bob!
When I travel, I buy books from our library's ongoing book sale fundraiser. If I finish books when traveling, I donate them to the library of whatever town I'm in and buy some more from that library's ongoing sale.
It's nice to feel that I'm making a (small) contribution to keeping these institutions alive.

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Maybe you should borrow a Kindle or Nook and try it. I was like you and figured the wife was too. Then I took a chance and bought the wife a Kindle for Christmas, I couldn't think of anything else. I figured if she didn't like I wasn't out that much. Once I saw how much she was enjoying it I simply had to have one too. I doubt I'll go back to paper books soon.
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:31 PM   #18
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Maybe you should borrow a Kindle or Nook and try it.
I have.
I didn't like it!
Too much like watching T.V.
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Those things use electricity.

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I have.
I didn't like it!
Too much like watching T.V.
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Those things use electricity.

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I disagree with the TV thing. Totally different.

As for using electricity, my kindle uses less than a cell phone.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:53 AM   #20
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[QUOTE=Jane P.;259978]Maybe we need to start a "Secret Santa" program on the FGRV forum.




Expect a PM in the next couple of months with my address, O'Secret Santa.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:58 AM   #21
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I had looked at a Kindle in our local Staples store a month or so ago, then just yesterday I saw they now carry the Nook, as well. I took a good look at them and I liked the Kindle in my hand a little better than the Nook.

So, Secret Santa....it'll be the Kindle 3g for me.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:51 AM   #22
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E-reader or Hardback ???

As an avid reader who has held a library card since the age of 5, I have my feet firmly planted on both sides of the fence. There are benefits to both forms and today I select the format based on my location or end use.

I have owned a Kindle for about 3 months now and I enjoy it. I bought it mainly for the purpose of ease of use, portability and convenience in carrying hundreds of titles. I travel to Asia on extended business trips (6-8 weeks) which entails boring 25 hour plane rides and daily 2-3 hour car rides. In the past I have carried from 15-20 paperbacks which tends to be bulky, weighty and takes up limited packing space. I chose the Kindle because I can eliminate all the hassle of the extra luggage weight AND the TSA search of my luggage because apparently a bundle of paperbacks has the scanned appearance of a device you are not allowed to carry on a plane! For a travelling application, I love the convenience of the Kindle.

If I am stationary in my residence or at the pool or campsite, my choice is a book. I will not be giving up my library card anytime soon. I am somewhat reluctant to pay the big $$$ for certain titles on Kindle so will continue to check them out of the library. I will be keeping my library shelf in the Scamp as a permanent fixture !!!

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