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#394131 - 01/25/10 06:02 PM Re: What Do You Hoard? [Re: jilly]
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Jilly - have you looked the dental books up on Amazon? Are they in there? Why not list them with a high price and see if you get any emails about them?
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#395600 - 02/15/10 03:20 AM Re: What Do You Hoard? [Re: Lisa Shea]
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I will take a look at doing that, and look into Abe Books as well, I think.

Every time I move (which is a LOT) I have to face the things I hoard. I am confident that I now have enough ideas to get the books under control. The next thing I am looking into is my antiques. There was a period of about five years when I kept buying them from thrift stores with the intent to sell them elsewhere for profit.

Somewhere along the line I realized I LOVE to buy things but am terrible at selling. I don't enjoy it at all. So now I have all this stuff. It feels wasteful financially to just bring them to goodwill.
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#397692 - 03/25/10 08:47 PM Re: What Do You Hoard? [Re: jilly]
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Sigh. I am hoarding books again. I don't think I should be traveling with so many in the RV...but it makes me feel better to have them around. I love the idea of having so many wonderful choices to enjoy and learn from.
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#397757 - 03/27/10 01:29 AM Re: What Do You Hoard? [Re: jilly]
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Ah but keep in mind that MANY books are available on the web now. SO you can read them - and they're not taking up any space!

All the classics are at your fingertips!
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#397772 - 03/27/10 02:45 AM Re: What Do You Hoard? [Re: Lisa Shea]
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True. But it's a thing. I like actual books, their physicality. Also, with many parks, bandwidth and connections will be an issue.
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#397775 - 03/27/10 03:37 AM Re: What Do You Hoard? [Re: jilly]
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Ah but once you find books you enjoy, you simply put them onto your computer! Then you have them all the time!

Yes I understand having physical books smile But you don't need thousands of them, just your favorites smile
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#397799 - 03/27/10 12:33 PM Re: What Do You Hoard? [Re: Lisa Shea]
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I 'hoard' books. I have thousands. I do so love books, but they can take up a lot of space. I love the computer, but I can't read a book from a screen.
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#397806 - 03/27/10 03:59 PM Re: What Do You Hoard? [Re: PDM]
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I don't have books I have read around, except special cases like LOTR. These are books I have yet to read or use as reference.

Also, i am just not going to put books on the computer. I hate reading in the computer. I sit here all day long for work and NO way will I sit here for my time off. :-)

i am like PDM, and Giles in Buffy and Picard in Star Trek - give me books, not more of this infernal machine. :-)

I know that having this many books in the RV is an issue for over weighting, but my plan is to read things, then sell them/give away to RV park libraries.

So as i read things, they will pass from my life, unless I need them for reference.

Along these lines, and I know this is weird, but I can't use the computer like others do for rote tasks. I need to have printouts or a manual to refer to - switching between computer tabs is mentally draining and frustrating for me. I am sure it's part of my brain chemistry. At least I know this about myself! :-)

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#397813 - 03/27/10 05:19 PM Re: What Do You Hoard? [Re: jilly]
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I agree that it can be hard to read from a monitor - but how about the Kindle? Where it's just like holding a page in your hand, but it's easier to read and turn the pages?
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#397818 - 03/27/10 08:16 PM Re: What Do You Hoard? [Re: Lisa Shea]
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I don't really know much about Kindle, but I like to sit on my settee and curl up with a book. I do read articles, etc, online ~ quite a lot, actually, and even books sometimes ~ but if I want to really study them and digest them, I print them off to read on paper smile


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