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Looks good, Kay.
I'm presently reading The Complete Golfer, written by 6 times British Open winner Harry Vardon, in 1905. I wonder what Harry would think if he could see how his book is being read now. It would seem like magic to him. Downloaded over the air, and word perfect on a sheet of glass, including the original photographs taken for the book. The more
I read on the iPad the more comfortable I seem to become with it, and I could never find room to carry all of the volumes I have on the iPad if I were restricted to print.
Totally agree, but there will always be a place for those good old fashioned paper books, seems strange I know, but I like to see a book shelf in a house, I have certain authors who I have complete sets of there published works. We all need a rest from looking at a screen, and I find a good old book is very relaxing before I fall asleep.
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Yep, I buy a lot of e-books for casual reading, but for my favorite authors I still buy hard copies. PG Wodehouse is just more entertaining on paper.
You had your entire life to prepare for today.
I still buy print books, too. It just depends on whichever form works best for a particular book. Like I'll buy print books for younger kids, some reference books that I know I'll want to easily flip through, mysteries that I'll read once and are cheaper than ebook versions at times, etc.
I spend lots of time away from home (though probably not as much as you do), and portability has been the best thing.
I'm a retired librarian and my public library is in my favorite bedroom chair. Thank you overdrive for letting me borrow books from that comfy chair.