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Mon May 30, 2022, 03:38 PM

the reason why i brought the book question up ( ho wmany du members read books

in this day and age ?) someone said that " no one reads books any more" i got my answer and thanks to all who posted .

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Reply the reason why i brought the book question up ( ho wmany du members read books (Original post)
AllaN01Bear May 30 OP
grumpyduck May 30 #1
TreasonousBastard May 30 #2
grumpyduck May 30 #3
dameatball May 30 #4
Polly Hennessey May 30 #5
mikeysnot May 30 #6
niyad May 30 #7
AllaN01Bear May 30 #9
niyad May 30 #11
eppur_se_muova May 30 #8
3catwoman3 May 30 #14
GoldandSilver May 30 #10
TreasonousBastard May 30 #12
PoindexterOglethorpe May 30 #13
retread May 31 #15
TuxedoKat May 31 #16

Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2022, 03:48 PM

1. I beg to differ.

That may be true in parts of the country, or with specific demographics, but out here in my part of CA, we have very active public libraries and bookstores. And you can see all ages and people from all over the world in them.

And I read a lot of books.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #1)

Mon May 30, 2022, 03:54 PM

2. True in my part of NY, too. Something about coasts, maybe?

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #2)

Mon May 30, 2022, 04:07 PM

3. Or an age-related thing?

A millennial at work recently said that no one uses paper anymore; everything's on the computer. He takes his around the office all day.

Although I use my computer at work all the time, I've discovered that my paper stuff never crashes, that I never need to upgrade the OS or the software, I never have to recharge or look for the cable, or waste time logging in again when the network crashes or is being upgraded. And I don't have to remember thirty-odd passwords.

It's been working for me for over fifty years, so I'm keeping it as long as I can.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2022, 04:12 PM

4. According to my phone (and me too), you are correct!

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2022, 04:52 PM

5. Read books in Northern California.

Love to hold and feel books. Sometimes I will lay back, put the open book on my chest, and think about what I read.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2022, 04:58 PM

6. Was reading Monuments Men today and

Have Fear by Bob Woodward on deck… and I agree, on bus, train, doctors office, I am the only one reading a book. Everyone else is on phone.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2022, 04:58 PM

7. Does a book a day count?

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Response to niyad (Reply #7)

Mon May 30, 2022, 06:28 PM

9. yeppers .

when the harry potter novels came out , i ate them up . read them in a few hours .

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #9)

Mon May 30, 2022, 07:34 PM

11. Same here. I would pick up the books (pre-ordered and paid) at the midnight parties

and go home and read. People were instructed not to contact me until evening.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2022, 05:08 PM

8. I can't stand to read large documents off a screen.

It's often unavoidable, but the idea of reading an entire book on-screen repels me.

Books work when the network is down, or even the power. They're not going away.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #8)

Mon May 30, 2022, 09:38 PM

14. Especially journal articles arranged in columns...

…rather than full pages with discrete paragraphs - up and down, up and down, up and down. Almost makes me dizzy.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2022, 06:39 PM

10. No one but those that love to read.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2022, 07:41 PM

12. One lsst thought.. I move around a lot and the time I...

realized that 6 8 foot shelves of books didn't move so easily, I rediscovered Dropbox, Evernote, and cloud storage. CDs and thumb drives, too. Pretty much everyone was selling the digital books I couldn't download from Gutenberg and other free sites.

And then there's audiobooks...

A real book is pteferable, but 20 or 30 books in a Nook, along with newspaper and magazine subscriptions, was really too much to argue with.

Think of the trees, too.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2022, 08:24 PM

13. I read about ten books a month these days.

Mostly physical books, some ebooks, and when I'm on a long driving trip, as I am right now, I do audio books.

In fact, despite the claims a few years ago that physical books were going to go the way of the dinosaurs, more of them are sold than ever before, and vastly more than ebooks or audio books.

I have no patience with the trilobites that think no one reads. Maybe they don't, and that's their choice, but they're completely wrong about no one reading books any more.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2022, 07:06 AM

15. I read a ton of novels. All on my Kobo. My eyes are not what they used to be. With an ereader I can

change the the font type. Make it larger and/or bolder. I can change the front light depending on environmental conditions.

My local library "lends" ebooks. Yearly membership in a couple of other libraries allows me to borrow from a huge variety of reading material.

I have been using an ereader for over 10 years and all this time I thought I was reading books. I guess not.

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Response to retread (Reply #15)

Tue May 31, 2022, 09:09 AM

16. Libraries

Sometimes other library systems in your state will give you an ecard for their system if they have a reciprocal agreement with your library system. I have at least 7 out of about 23 different library systems in my state. Usually all you have to do is apply online.

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