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How do you "read"

Discussion in 'Tilted Art, Photography, Music & Literature' started by DAKA, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. DAKA


    What I mean is do you buy, borrow from a library or use a "reader" (kindle or another download device)?
  2. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    I always buy from a bookstore

    Never been one for online or ereaders or books on tape

    Used to do the library when I was a kid
    But don’t go often now (although I have a card)

    I should get into online purchases
    But it doesn’t click with me for some reason

    (And I’m a tech...so not afraid of online)
    I do get my tech online...but I get this as needed on support sites and other refs.
  3. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Large City, TX
    I buy real books, mostly from thrift stores. It would behoove me to find my outdated library card, get an updated one, and get my books that way. But I have a habit of setting aside books I find boring after starting them, or never starting them, choosing another book.
  4. cynthetiq

    cynthetiq Administrator Staff Member Donor

    New York City
    I haven't bought a printed book in years. I get them given to me or find them in the common space of the apartments.

    But usually, I get ebooks and read them on my Kindle, iPhone or iPad.

    I don't want more stuff in my house so I have a very, very, very, large ebook library.
  5. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    I buy a lot of graphic novels at the used book store because I don't find the computer a great way to read comics.
    It is fine for reading print but for art I don't enjoy it as much, so most of my print books are digital and I have shelves full of comics which I'm sure would give an odd perspective to someone just coming into the house.
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  6. SirLance

    SirLance Death Therapist

    Many ways, I buy real books at a real bookstore, I get kindle unlimited and I subscribe to the economist, which comes with a digital version containing audio tracks of brits reading the articles, and I listen to that in the car.