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Book-sorting has now progressed to the point where there are several piles on the floor with post-its listing who's said they don't want them. So many books! And I just hit a major chunk of ones I must.keep, too...

Date: 2010-05-06 09:29 pm (UTC)
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You guys have a lot of books. My collection fits on two shelves less than a meter long. And half of those are references, field guides, and special interest material.

Date: 2010-05-07 01:07 am (UTC)
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I think we're trying to get things back down towards that. It's unlikely; me and Rik are both bibliomaniacs. Rik has turned much of his acquisitiveness towards e-books, but me, I still want to have big art books… and other physical texts.

Date: 2010-05-07 02:37 am (UTC)
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Well, in a few years, I might be tripping over books. Truthfully, I started reading with regularity a couple years ago. But I can't read on a computer any more than I can write on one. So I've been wary about this Kindle thing. Tangibles are just more exciting to my hands, even if digital media has all the technological advantages.

Date: 2010-05-08 01:26 am (UTC)
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I read books on my smartphone (a 2004 model) and I strongly recommend it. It's very portable and intimate -- you can read in bed with the brightness set low -- and it leverages a gadget you might want to carry around anyway. It's not as convenient, since you can't usually just buy stuff through the same device you read on, but then your books also can't be remote-deleted.

Date: 2010-05-08 02:30 am (UTC)
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It's something to consider when I get a smartphone. But I'm always tiptoeing behind the current gen, waiting for that moment when all the tech is dirt-cheap and all the stuff I own is starting to kippleize. :D

Date: 2010-05-08 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Reasonable. :) I'm still a Treo/PalmOS partisan myself, I got my Treo 650 for $70 on Ebay (which I realize is still a fair chunk of change). It doesn't do some of the really snazzy stuff that modern phones do, and there's no reasonable wifi solution for it. But I love reading text off it.

Date: 2010-05-07 01:23 am (UTC)
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Also: my contribution to the relationships' library is just the remnants of what I used to have. Like, oh, about 15% of what I had before Katrina. It's just the stuff that my mom had nevr shipped out to California. I don't acquire books anywhere like I used to, but I used to read a lot.

Mostly SF of dubious conceptual or literary value, but hey...

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