|07-17-2010, 09:05 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Device: Sony PRS-700
|07-17-2010, 09:08 PM||#4|
I'm watching you!
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sunny Coast Qld, OZ
Device: Sony PRS-900
I was going to take another look, but my imagination is probably better. And I am not a sir, sir. Although you may be forgiven for confusing my handsome avatar as such.
|07-17-2010, 10:33 PM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Device: Astak Pocket PRO, iPod Touch, PRS-650
|01-13-2011, 08:11 PM||#6|
I see Russia!
Join Date: Dec 2008
Sorry for digging up such an old post, but I think the linked page from the OP deserves a little more love. It brought to mind one of the aspects of "reading" that I didn't realize how much I missed: just seeing a physical book sitting on a shelf.
When I finally switched to ebooks, I remember gleefully donating all my paper books to a local non-profit, thinking that I'd never need to hold a real book ever again. I took down all my shelves and painted the wall with satisfaction. I was happy that I had so much extra room, and would never again have to shift around hundreds of books when rearranging furniture.
But you know, I miss them.
I miss seeing that tangible aspect of my collection. I miss seeing the familiar, well-worn covers. I miss laughing at the books that were literally falling apart from having been read so often over the years. I miss seeing the ridiculous hardbacks that had dozens of little strips of tissue sticking out of the tops because I ran out of paper bookmarks during quote collecting or research projects. I miss just looking at them and feeling a sudden urge to read one simply based on the cover art.
Don't get me wrong, I love the convinience of ebooks -- but I wish I hadn't been so gung-ho in getting rid of the hard copies of them.
|01-14-2011, 04:52 AM||#7|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bristol, England
Device: Kindle 3
A nice, full, vintage bookcase, together with a nice sofa and open fire. Now that's cosy.
I want one.
|01-14-2011, 05:41 PM||#8|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Kindle 3 WiFi
I've gotta say, I've never understood the sentimental argument for paper books over ebooks. I was/am always like, what? How can paper be sentimental. Let's be real. It's the STORY that interests you, right?
That being said... I love my bookshelf. And I've found myself wanting to fill it with the books that I know my family enjoys. I think that's what the bookshelf boils down to for me. It's the books everyone's going to read and enjoy and talk about. Even if I do love my Kindle, too.
|01-14-2011, 05:49 PM||#9|
Join Date: Jan 2009
|01-16-2011, 09:19 AM||#10|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: Kindle PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro
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