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Old 01-09-2012, 08:44 PM
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back to the reading thing - one of the more notorious things I do (if one can be notorious as a reader) is read while I walk.

This takes practice, mind you.

I used to run into poles all the time when I first tried doing this in college. I've really perfected it now. (No, I don't read while I'm crossing the street).
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Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
been to read that...I've got a copy of it... somewhere... I think in my house.

But Stu brought back all my copies of Sandman from my mother's house, and I think I'll re-read that first.

In any case, I expect McCloud to have an impact on future AO comics.
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Oh, and if I'm watching TV, I almost always have a book with me. Sometimes 2 books. It depends.
i have hundreds with me, in my kindle which is always nearby. i would have pegged you for a high tech book nerd that reads on kindles/nooks/etc. i do see the appeal of tree killing physical books, as they can't ever take it away from you, outside of stealing it from you.
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oh yeah i am reading the 7 habits of highly effective people, and it's not bad though i don't buy in to the entire "system." it's some good food for thought though, although im not sure if im getting anything new from it that i would not get out of an ethics course (nichomachean ethics et. al.)
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i have hundreds with me, in my kindle which is always nearby. i would have pegged you for a high tech book nerd that reads on kindles/nooks/etc. i do see the appeal of tree killing physical books, as they can't ever take it away from you, outside of stealing it from you.
the great thing about paper books is you can whack people on the head with them.

makes a nice thud sound.
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the great thing about paper books is you can whack people on the head with them.

makes a nice thud sound.
risks making you lose your place


... especially if they sue

I'm reading a long out-of-print book/thick pamphlet: The Founding of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by Joseph Fielding Smith.
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i have hundreds with me, in my kindle which is always nearby. i would have pegged you for a high tech book nerd that reads on kindles/nooks/etc. i do see the appeal of tree killing physical books, as they can't ever take it away from you, outside of stealing it from you.


Nothing can replace paper books. E-readers are an abomination!
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Got a Kindle for Christmas. I really like it, though I don't see it replacing all paper books.

Pros:
I can bring lots and lots of books with me when I travel without filling up the suitcase.
I can buy/borrow lots and lots of books without filling up the house.
I can get new books very, very fast.

Cons:
Can't read it safely in the tub.
Can't get everything I want to read in an electronic edition.
Can only lend the books to somebody else if they have a Kindle too.
And that throwing thing, of course

It's rather odd. Mr. M got me the Kindle. He seems to kind of resent it when he sees me reading a non-electronic book, as if it means I don't like his gift.

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Nothing can replace paper books. E-readers are an abomination!


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.
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