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  • ZuluHero 19 Aug 2014 08:12:58 10,220 posts
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    Im down to just the books im reading and the ones I re-read.

    I use the same mentality I use with games, If I like a book I keep it, if i don't like it, or am likely to only read it once, I give it away. Firstly to any friends and secondly to charity.

    Recently though, I'm toying with the idea of putting everything on an e-reader, to basically free up all the shelf space (and the amount of dust) all my books seem to take up.

    But the prospect of buying all my favourite again, fills me a bit with dread.

    Also, I often pick up books in booksales and charity shops myself, often for no more than £1. Looking at the prices of a digital copy its often difficult to get the same value.

    So while i like the idea of a single device sitting on my shelf with 100s of volumes of books on it, the reality is that i'd probably still just end up buying books in addition because they are often a lot cheaper.
  • mrpon 19 Aug 2014 08:19:42 37,235 posts
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    Anyone with Nectar should use the Oxfam tag-a-bag scheme.
  • Deleted user 19 August 2014 09:03:14

    I have a lot of books, and am a Luddite when it comes to e-readers. Won't have one.

    Edited by RedSparrows at 09:05:46 19-08-2014
  • MrWorf 19 Aug 2014 09:18:34 64,145 posts
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    No one is getting my star trek book collection, I'm taking that shit to the grave.
  • Armoured_Bear 19 Aug 2014 09:25:58 30,537 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Chalk me up as someone else who doesn't understand this idea that you get a Kindle because the books will be cheaper. Isn't it rather all about convenience?
    It is about convenience and I've found Kindle books more often than not to be more expensive than paperbacks.
  • Armoured_Bear 19 Aug 2014 09:32:20 30,537 posts
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    I moved house a few months ago, both my gf and I have hundreds of books, we threw out hundreds, trying to stick with books that we may read again.
    I like my apartment to be decorated and furnished in a modern, clean way with very little clutter, however, I personally like the look of a nice bookshelf filled with well-kept books.
    If you are a keen reader and donít regularly dump stuff then the paper fuckers can take over your house.
  • MrWorf 19 Aug 2014 09:35:39 64,145 posts
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    Not if you use online libraries they give us books for free. Even a couple local libraries here have whoops to borrow
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