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Reading Habits [Dec. 1st, 2015|11:44 am]
Tony Grist
I've written in the past about loving books as physical objects, but it can't go very deep because I've just read all twelve of Phil Rickman's Merrily Watkins novels on an e-reader- and now Ailz has bought me a Kindle Fire and I'm downloading texts for it. Thus far I've downloaded Swedenborg's Heaven and Hell (only 79p) and David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks. I'll be putting the Kindle in the pocket of my coat this afternoon when we take my mother to sit around in a hospital waiting room for hours for the bi-monthly check on her eyes.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2015-12-01 11:48 am (UTC)
I have a Google Nexus with the Kindle app on it and i sometimes take it on my bus jouneys.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-01 11:53 am (UTC)
There's a lot to be said for carrying not one book but a whole library around with you.
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[User Picture]From: haikujaguar
2015-12-01 01:19 pm (UTC)
You love to read! All you know now is that it doesn't matter whether it shows up on a papyrus, a page, or a monitor. The word is the thing.
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[User Picture]From: arielstarshadow
2015-12-01 03:08 pm (UTC)
This!!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-01 03:50 pm (UTC)
That's the truth.
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[User Picture]From: arielstarshadow
2015-12-01 03:08 pm (UTC)
I love physical books, but one of the good things that happened during the Peace Corps fiasco is that I bought myself a Kindle, and I've got to say, I like it because of just how many books and texts and whatnot it can hold.

I've filled mine with all sorts of things, especially lots of free stuff from www.archive.org.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-01 03:52 pm (UTC)
Free stuff is good.

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[User Picture]From: arielstarshadow
2015-12-02 05:26 pm (UTC)
I love archive.org. All sorts of old texts that libraries have scanned in and made available in multiple electronic formats. It's awesome.
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[User Picture]From: lora_diary
2015-12-01 09:02 pm (UTC)

And you've refused from old friends on the shelf...)))

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-02 04:21 pm (UTC)
I'm not much of a one for old friends. I rarely read a book more than once.
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