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E-readers are great. I'm stuck somewhere and want a new book to read, BAM, I can buy it immediately. I see or hear about a book that looks interesting, BAM, I can get a sample for free. I want to read any classic, BAM, the whole thing's free. I want to find a fun or interesting quote but can't remember where it was exactly, BAM, I can search the book and have it in seconds. No more books taking up space in my apartment, or thousand page tomes taking up space in my purse. I'll take practical advantage over the je ne se quoi of flipping through paper any day.


Convenience is not the be all end all of things.
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Sure it is! As actuaries, we're basically robots, right?
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risks making you lose your place


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not only am I expert on walking and reading at the same time, I'm also a pro at whacking people on the head with books and not losing my place
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I also like walking around balancing books on my head. It's very relaxing.
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That's funny. I'm also reading The Way We Live Now. Its slow going, but moderately entertaining. I view Felix as DJZ or vice versa, not sure which.
Felix is quite the piece of work, isn't he? I'm hoping his sister will shape up to be one of the interesting female characters Trollope can write, a la Alice Vavasor, in Can You Forgive Her? but I'm not far enough into it yet to tell.
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Paper books feel more like reading than e-readers, but I've started using a Nook (thanks Mom, the rest of the world including you is on Kindle, you get me a Nook) which is great for casual reading and throw away books.

Anyway, I've seen quite a bit of literature pertaining to zombies floating around, and some people my age have actually been touting them as good reads. Anyone here been reading any of the new zombie-style writing and think it's worth reading?
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Paper books feel more like reading than e-readers, but I've started using a Nook (thanks Mom, the rest of the world including you is on Kindle, you get me a Nook) which is great for casual reading and throw away books.

Anyway, I've seen quite a bit of literature pertaining to zombies floating around, and some people my age have actually been touting them as good reads. Anyone here been reading any of the new zombie-style writing and think it's worth reading?
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No it's not worth reading, or no you haven't read it? Or no you don't think books are more like reading than an e-reader? Or "No." you disapprove of me conceptually?
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I have noticed since getting the Kindle that LOTS of folks on various fora are enthusiastically recommending vampire books, werewolf books and zombie books. I blame it on Twilight. I have yet to be suckered into any of them, though a free download of Stoker's Dracula is tempting. Haven't read that in years.
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