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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 03:53 AM

Do you folks still get time to read books from the library? I know that I spend so much time these days sitting at the computer that I hardly go to the library any more, and don't read anywhere as much as I should.

However, in saying that, I came across an interesting service the other day which will keep track of your borrowing and advise you when your books are coming due, and other related services, which will help avoid overdue fines.

It is a worldwide service and you can check it out at http://www.libraryelf.com

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 04:48 AM

I used to use my state library online system where they could send me a book I wanted that was on another island, or reserve a book that I wanted.
I hardly get to go to the library anymore. I take my niece when she's here; she likes to go when they read stories.
Thanks for that link, I'll check it out when I get home. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 05:17 AM

not been to a libary in years tend to buy books instead .
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 06:16 AM

I haven't had a library card in years, I belong to Science Fiction Book Club and get most of my books from there. I read alot.... :thumbsup:
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 07:33 AM

I used to go to the library alot. I don't read as much since I have the computer now. Sometimes I will buy a book from a favorite author if I come across one.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 07:49 AM

I read a book per week. Most of the time I buy my books at half.com - used/like new.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 08:10 AM

I've been buying my books used as well, $2 a book from used book stores.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 08:14 AM

Since I have less time than hitherto to read books, I tend to focus my reading and buy the books at several of the good bookstores a metropolitan area affords.
And, with all the great books available on-line and at no cost at IPL, Perseus, and Project Gutenberg that I still should read, I spend more and more time reading material I have downloaded.
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:45 PM

Actually I go to the city Library every Tuesday night. i dont have a library card b/c my License says I live in another county. Besides I go just to talk to my sister (thats the only night she works) and check up on any new Linux Books then the g/f will borrow them.She currently has the Fedora Core 6 Bible out.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:46 PM

I love libraries! In fact, every two weeks we visit our local one and fill a huge shopping bag with assorted books and I read one on an average of every two nights. Like mycomputer a lot - but for for me there is nothing as great as the feel of a page in my hands and the magic that can be hidden between the two covers.

Good thing libraries and all their books are free or I'd be bankrupt in no time if I had to buy them - eep! :thumbsup:
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 08:20 AM

not been to a libary in years tend to buy books instead .
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Yea, I do that too. Or at latest, I have started to borrow books of me mom. She s got a room full of books :trumpet: . I d need two lifes to get through all of em :inlove:

I read a book per week. Most of the time I buy my books at half.com - used/like new.

One book per week? Gee. My last book took me 9 months (tho admitting to mostly reading only on weekends).

Since I have less time than hitherto to read books, I tend to focus my reading and buy the books at several of the good bookstores a metropolitan area affords.
And, with all the great books available on-line and at no cost at IPL, Perseus, and Project Gutenberg that I still should read, I spend more and more time reading material I have downloaded.
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Mhhm, I have tried that. I cannot do so really. Gives me headaches. Plus I like having "something in my hands" when reading novels /literature.

I commute to work by city train (kinda but subway, but actually on ground, not under - thinking about it, our subway doesnt even go "underground" 70% of its tracks) and need about 20 minutes. I use that time to read the weekly journal "der spiegel." I sometimes need a fortnite to finish it, but thats oke. I find myself spending about 12 hrs a day in front of a pc due to work and this website :cool: , so there is not much time left. Plus I am tired at nites so dont read much. I find it a pity, as I used to read loads of books when I was younger :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 09:20 AM

When I was communing on the El, I had around 30-minutes (unless there were delays, then much much longer) to read. Generally I had a copy of the NewYorker in my briefcase, or a Penguin in my pocket.
Reading on the computer is not to everyone's taste, but one can download the file and then either change the font or print it and put it in a binder. Some formatting will give you a spacious blank area on one side of the page or the other that you can fill with notes.
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