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Do You Prefer E-book Readers Or Having The Physical Book?

Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by Lord Tyrion, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    Of course i would if I found a good place. Right now in Stockholm Second hand book shops and other places often have their shelves so packed that they don't accept more books. They have the same problem with space that i have.
  2. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    It may not be the same for you, but here there are also libraries, hospitals, nursing homes, homeless shelters, jails, even our grocery store has a bin where people can drop off their books and they're available at the front of the store for anyone who wants to take them.
  3. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    To me that sounds like paradise. A big problem would be solved. I have asked the library. They don't accept books. I know hospitals don't. Oh, well, i will solve it somehow. But i probably won't throw them out. As i said : It hurts too much. Perhaps i'll have to wait for a flee market thing or an occasion when the church arranges to sell different kinds of stuff to raise money for charity. Then they accept all kinds of things.
  4. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    I donated books to a nursing home once. As I was taking them out of the bag a few residents came over to see. A few got quite excited when they saw some were King's books....not the usual harlequin romances people usually donated.

    You can also check if high schools will accept them. Some will, some won't. Kings books might be banned at some. (Fortunately not banned at my son 'a school. He actually read Clockwork Orange for a school assignment. :grinning: )
  5. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    i'm afraid i wouldn't even consider donating King. Every book he has written goes in the collection. i'll see what i do.
  6. Riot87

    Riot87 Love him forever

    I need an actual book to keep my attention or i will be distracted.
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  8. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    I like pulp.

    I can dog-ear it, write in it, and surprise myself with my own notes years after I've forgotten I've read it.
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  9. Lord Tyrion

    Lord Tyrion Well-Known Member

    Or donate them to a used book store. I like to frequent them and read some popular books from the last few years.
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  10. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

    You can have "hands-on" if you have a tablet reader, but because my eyesight is so compromised (which is why I'm not really supposed to drive anymore) there's no way to increase the size of the writing without also needing to slide your finger back and forth or you won't be able to finish sentences. Yes, I require it so large that it takes up the entire tablet and creates the obligation to slide the writing left to right and back again.
    I was born with eyes that bad; they were worse at birth, an operation fixed it but still couldn't give me enough sight to read the microscopic writing of phones and tablets. You almost need an electron microscope to read the online writing produced on my phone.
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    Haunted This is my favorite place

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