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Old 03-05-2024, 01:12 PM   #121
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...a house fire that started with a battery for a pair of socks being charged!
I'd never wear socks again!
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Old 03-05-2024, 01:18 PM   #122
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You want a real winner? Try a house fire that started with a battery for a pair of socks being charged! Battery exploded next to a couch and curtains; house and all contents destroyed.

Now that's a way to get rid of physical books and everything else!

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Old 03-05-2024, 01:21 PM   #123
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Sometimes, the tactile experience and novelty of holding a physical book can offer a refreshing change.
My better half has been going through a kick like that lately. Raiding our bookshelves for paper versions of books already on our Kobos. I just don't get it.

Yes, the the tactile experience and nostalgia and novelty you mentioned are real things. But the first time I tried to read in bed and had to shift the book so the shadow from the binding didn't block the text, all that nostalgia would go out the window.

I used to think I admired books both for their contents and for their physical properties. But I have noticed that now, when I go to a bookstore and browse, I have zero desire to purchase a physical book. If I do find something interesting on the shelves, I immediately look it up on Kobo or (more likely) add it to ereaderIQ.

There is a novelty of seeing books I have only seen online 'in the wild'. But aside from the 'hey, look at that!' factor, I'm happy to glance at it and walk past.
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Old 03-05-2024, 01:34 PM   #124
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I still retain a vestige of "book lust".
But the book had better be at least folio size and 12 color.
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Old 03-05-2024, 02:11 PM   #125
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My water heater was in my storage room. I had books up on shelves. The water heater sprang a leak. The leak was in the side and the water was spraying up onto my books.
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Old 03-05-2024, 02:58 PM   #126
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You want a real winner? Try a house fire that started with a battery for a pair of socks being charged! Battery exploded next to a couch and curtains; house and all contents destroyed.

Now that's a way to get rid of physical books and everything else!

Water pipes, Sewer pipes; all rookies!

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I want to know about the socks that were being charged...

I mean, I used to shuffle around my grandmother's house in wool socks to build up some static and shock my brother, but never anything where I felt the need to have a battery for them.
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Old 03-05-2024, 04:19 PM   #127
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As a Christmas present, friends gave me both a pair of gloves that had a small LiOn battery in each glove and a pair of socks that also had a small battery in each.

The idea was to have warm hands and feet while winter walking.

Unfortunately many years worth of heat escaped in one swell swoop from the socks!

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Old 03-05-2024, 04:47 PM   #128
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After two fires (one on a balcony, one in the entrance hallway of one unit), the condos my daughter lives in now requires e-bikes/scooters to be stored in a special area. They had a covered pen with a roof built outside the main buildings so any fires will not affect the main buildings.
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Old 03-06-2024, 08:13 AM   #129
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Only picture-heavy books, e.g. art, architecture, cookbooks, etc. One such book I recently bought is The Food Lab by Kenji Alt-Lopez. Definitely worth having a physical copy in the kitchen!
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Old 03-06-2024, 10:46 AM   #130
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Sometimes a change of pace can really rekindle the reading spark. And those editions sound really cool, especially Lovecraft's Complete Fiction!
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Old 03-06-2024, 12:48 PM   #131
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Cookery and baking books still need to be physical editions for me... can't be doing with the distraction of a gadget in the kitchen unless it's playing music or a podcast from afar.
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Old 03-07-2024, 09:34 AM   #132
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Last month, I bought an actual, physical book, as it isn't available in digital form. Alas! The font is quite small and quite unchangeable. It's so very easy to become spoiled by epubs.
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Old 03-14-2024, 06:49 PM   #133
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I buy sprayed edges. I got a Fate Inked in blood beautiful blue foil edges and Children of Blood and Bone with red print edges
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Old 03-14-2024, 06:54 PM   #134
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Sometimes a change of pace can really rekindle the reading spark. And those editions sound really cool, especially Lovecraft's Complete Fiction!

I have that. Its like over 1000 pages with a silver foil edge
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i bought another new hardback a James Patterson book
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