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Old 07-14-2014, 09:48 PM   #61
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At this point I'd only really like to collect series' that I enjoy in paperback; anything else works fine as an ebook.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:17 AM   #62
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I quit buying printed books years ago. I'm strictly digital these days.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:18 AM   #63
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I quit buying printed books years ago. I'm strictly digital these days.
Do you never buy reference books? They really aren't so good as eBooks, generally speaking.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:19 AM   #64
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I agree. I still buy paper copies of knitting magazines, even though they are also offered as (drm-free) digital downloads.
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:17 PM   #65
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I used to occasionally buy Computer magazines, PC gaming magazines and stuff like that, but my local library gets pretty much all the magazines I want to read.

So these days I just drop in the library after work or on weekends and spend a morning or afternoon reading magazines, so I don't even buy those anymore.

Actually my local library is fantastic, it provides free wifi, so I can browse on my phone or tablet there. Yes I have wifi at home, but it's nice to get out of the house and get a break from the family sometimes.

They provide free rooms for clubs to meet up as well, so I go there sometimes when the local boardgames club meets up.

They also keep their pbook collection quite up to date, so it's nice to browse the bookshelves and borrow books, magazines, audio books etc.
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:41 PM   #66
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I've bought some paperbacks lately, because weirdly enough, in the Forgotten Realms world, sometimes a book in a series is not available as an ebook. Think of Sembia 1, and Harpers 3. Only available as (second hand) paperbacks.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:41 AM   #67
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I also thought I'd never read a book again. Actually haven't read one for 2-3 years, just ebooks. But then I bought a very nice table lamp (this one) and discovered an old copy of 1984 in my library...read it the whole night and the feeling was so different to an ebook. Loved it!
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:03 AM   #68
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I barely purchase anything in paper form these days. The occasional reference book, and things with massive amounts of footnotes/endnotes. Or some kind of collectors edition, say a leather bound copy of some book that is important to me. Easton Press books, paper editions with special slip cases, etcetera.

In fact, I purchased a couple of books recently in paper form and haven't gotten around to reading them yet, and feel I need to purchase the e-books to actually read them. Ugh.
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:10 AM   #69
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I have the intention not to buy any books until some years after now. I want to buy books that I've rated 5/5 so that if ever I can't afford e readers or the internet, I have some of my most cherished reads with me. Anything can happen, so I want to be prepared. I'll be getting most of my 5/5 books, but not two Ellery Queen books that I gave a perfect score. These are out of print.
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:30 AM   #70
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I'll be getting most of my 5/5 books, but not two Ellery Queen books that I gave a perfect score. These are out of print.
Abebooks.com is a great way to get out-of-print paper books.
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:34 AM   #71
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Abebooks.com is a great way to get out-of-print paper books.
Thanks, just checked, they do have the books I need.
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Old 08-31-2014, 05:19 AM   #72
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I never go to the library. If there's a book I want to read, I go to a bookstore and buy it. Then I purchased my very first ereader in 2012. I've never bought a pbook for two years (2012, 2013). But this year it's changed. I started to go back to buying pbooks. I purchased a lot in 2014. I think over 20 printed books so far. Two days ago I ordered 5 novels from Amazon, along with two bookmarks. So yes, I still buy and read printed novels.

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Old 09-01-2014, 08:57 AM   #73
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I bought my first paper book in years this weekend, but it wasn't a novel. It was Stephen Sear's "To the Gates of Richmond", a book that was published back in 1992 and isn't available in ebook.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:22 AM   #74
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Do you never buy reference books? They really aren't so good as eBooks, generally speaking.
I prefer ebooks as reference books. Much easier to search, for one thing. I've been converting my library hardback to ebook. Unfortunately, many of the reference books I use (history mostly) are not available as ebooks. On the flip side, many of the primary sources that I use are in the public domain and are now widely available as ebooks. I don't think that I will be throwing away my dead tree copies of these books, some are quite valuable, but it's much more convenient to use the ebook versions.
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:22 PM   #75
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I haven't purchased an old fashioned book in ages. Also, I save a good amount by subscribing to a digital newspaper.
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