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Old 09-26-2012, 04:46 PM   #96
kacir
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As I said multiple times, I have always been voracious reader. reading mostly library stuff.
After I learned some basic English I decided to read books in English to improve my newly acquired knowledge. That was more than 20 years ago. Since then I am reading books almost exclusively in English.

I have exhausted all sources for books in English here in this country. From a modest selection of English books in our libraries (town, county, ...) I have read all the interesting stuff. I have scoured all second-hand book shops in town, I have borroved books from friends and teachers and almost total strangers. It was more an more difficult to get a decent book in English without paying outrageous sums of money.

At that moment, I have discovered ... drumroll ... an ebook. That was a looooong time ago. Before even e-ink screen existed. So I got an old, small, very obsolete notebook (286 processor (or perhaps 386, I do not remeber), 2MB RAM, no HD, just floppy) and started to use it to read books. You see, I can't really read a book (*) form a big screen. I have replaced the notebook with a better notebook, then even beter one, then with an obsolete Cassiopeia A-10 (with non-backlit black and white LCD screen - one of oldest "PDA"s), then with better model of Cassiopeia, and finally ... with Sony PRS-500. That Sony cost me *lots* of money here, in Europe. At that time it was sold only in USA for 350 bucks. It was the best spent money ever.

And, here am I ...

(*) somehow, I have no problem to spend hours browsing the net here on this big backlit screen ;-)

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