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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
    As a technical librarian I say, buy e!
    You sound like my old mate at a party in 2007.. "buy my Es"


    I do love the smell of a new book still, I'm a sod for reading the whole thing in one sitting though so I feel like I'm not giving them their full attention.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos View Post
    You sound like my old mate at a party in 2007.. "buy my Es"


    I do love the smell of a new book still, I'm a sod for reading the whole thing in one sitting though so I feel like I'm not giving them their full attention.
    Similar highs I assure you.

    No, totally respect that. I think e has its place but you can't beat a real book.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
    Similar highs I assure you.

    No, totally respect that. I think e has its place but you can't beat a real book.
    I like seeing them on a shelf too, I have absolutely no idea why, it's just comforting to see the physical books on shelves. I have a Kindle, I've just never been able to use it for reading anything as it doesn't feel the same.


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    I’ve got over 1.000 eBooks on my iPad. Many are for work though so boring techie stuff.

    But the sight of a stuffed to bursting bookcase is always good, it’s just a massive pain when you move house.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

    „Don't forget you're alive. 'Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you're in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we're alive! We don't know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing this is. This can get easily forgotten in the routine of life, and that's something I'm trying to bring to my attention at all times. Don't forget you're alive. We're not dead, you know. This is the greatest thing.”

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    Gotta be a hardback for me, I'll read something in any format but I love a hardback with nice detailing under the cover. Proper book need stufd


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    Most of my „real“ Books are packed away in my storage unit for safekeeping, as it wasn’t really practical to take about a dozen boxes of books with me when I moved


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Most of my „real“ Books are packed away in my storage unit for safekeeping, as it wasn’t really practical to take about a dozen boxes of books with me when I moved
    That's exactly where mine are at the moment. I've only brought 3 with me.


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    How do you organise them on your shelves though?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
    How do you organise them on your shelves though?
    I go by author first, then category. My wrestling autobiographies are organised in alphabetical order on their own shelf


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    You guys organise your books?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    You guys organise your books?
    *Freddie is triggered*


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    Quote Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
    Is there something in the local water?
    Must be! Sutton Hoo is just down the coast, last time I went there was an event by Wolfhoedenas, an Anglo-Saxon renactment group. They'd got an excellent collection of weapons. Even got to try on the reproduction Sutton Hoo helmet!






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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
    How do you organise them on your shelves though?
    Shelves? You mean piles on the floor?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    I’ve got over 1.000 eBooks on my iPad. Many are for work though so boring techie stuff.

    But the sight of a stuffed to bursting bookcase is always good, it’s just a massive pain when you move house.
    I can tell you that 1,000 books are no fun to move between floors. A few years back I had to move them all upstairs so that I could get the downstairs rooms damp proofed. I find ebooks hard to read (except my book of poetry of course)


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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm Red Till Dead View Post
    I can tell you that 1,000 books are no fun to move between floors. A few years back I had to move them all upstairs so that I could get the downstairs rooms damp proofed. I find ebooks hard to read (except my book of poetry of course)
    The best thing about eBooks is that you can resize the text, and change the colour, to suit your eyesight and ambient light settings.


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    That's handy when you reach 'a certain age' but my youngest, an avid reader, won't have anything to do with them. Something about the feel of the book adding to the experience.

    Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

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    I really want to break out points about why E is much better for education purposes but I'd be banned for boring the forum to death


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    I like the highlight function so you can see where other people have picked out sections of particular interest. You might not agree with them but it makes you think.


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    Had British history section in my last zoom quiz to appease my 'patriotic' Brexit voting family. Asked when the Magna Carta was signed? They conferred and agreed it was 1922.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzcarraldo View Post
    Had British history section in my last zoom quiz to appease my 'patriotic' Brexit voting family. Asked when the Magna Carta was signed? They conferred and agreed it was 1922.
    Well, 1922 was a very significant date with regards to the United Kingdom, but nothing to do with the Magna Carta, of course.


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    The next question, I asked who the first official PM was? Again they conferred and agreed it was Benjamin Gladstone

    However, to be fair to them, they did know the name of Alf Garnet's home help.

    Last edited by Fitzcarraldo; 13-01-21 at 13:55.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzcarraldo View Post
    The next question, I asked who the first official PM was? Again they conferred and agreed it was Benjamin Gladstone

    However, to be fair to them, they did know the name of Alf Garnet's home help.
    So they're not from Newark then?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzcarraldo View Post
    Had British history section in my last zoom quiz to appease my 'patriotic' Brexit voting family. Asked when the Magna Carta was signed? They conferred and agreed it was 1922.
    If they conferred and they were all of the same opinion, isn't that as good as a fact?

    That's why Brexit was won, Remainers too arrogant with their facts and dates and stuff.

    EXACT SAME BENEFITS

 

 

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