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Old 06-26-2012, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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You guys are addicting, and this is NOT getting my homework done!

Thanks, Netwit, for the recommend. I just reserved it.

Dawn: So it was YOU that said it. And all this time I've been saying "someone said." Now, I can attribute the true wise woman.

PA, I don't really understand the concept of a "fictional" biography, but I appreciate the recommend on John Sanford. I will look him up.

Now, back to my Cost Accounting....
I say it all the time. I think I heard it first, though, when YOU said it.

Go! Cost Accounting! All those books will still be there when the accountin' is done.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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The Innocent by David Baldacci, good read so far, I'm about 1/3 of the way through it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Guess what came in the mail today? My order from Amazon of a few weeks (?) - it feels like weeks ago. I picked the free shipping and I think they were waiting for a book they didn't have in stock to come in because my order has never taken this long.

It's kind of like a good news/bad news story because I don't actually have time to read right now. But I still like to look at the pile. Rather like a hoarder getting comfort from their stuff.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:55 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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Guess what came in the mail today? My order from Amazon of a few weeks (?) - it feels like weeks ago. I picked the free shipping and I think they were waiting for a book they didn't have in stock to come in because my order has never taken this long.

It's kind of like a good news/bad news story because I don't actually have time to read right now. But I still like to look at the pile. Rather like a hoarder getting comfort from their stuff.
This is why I love my Kindle. I never intended to get one, since I insisted I'm old school and like the feel of a paper book. But I got one as a gift, and I have to say I'm hooked. Instant downloading of any book I want. Only drawback is not being able to buy used books for cheap.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Only drawback is not being able to buy used books for cheap.
The other drawback: Not being able to sell or donate or lend your book after you're done with it.

But I also love my Kindle.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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The other drawback: Not being able to sell or donate or lend your book after you're done with it.

But I also love my Kindle.
Wouldn't it be cool if you could donate books you buy on the Kindle (or Nook or whatever eReader) to your local library as an ebook? Now that would be cool!
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Location: NE PA
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Wouldn't it be cool if you could donate books you buy on the Kindle (or Nook or whatever eReader) to your local library as an ebook? Now that would be cool!
I don't think you can donate, but I have heard that my local library does have ebooks that you can borrow. I may have to figure out how to do that.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I don't think you can donate, but I have heard that my local library does have ebooks that you can borrow. I may have to figure out how to do that.
Mine does. It's fabulous. But I'd still like to be able to sell or donate the books that I've bought for my Kindle. Alas, no.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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I don't think you can donate, but I have heard that my local library does have ebooks that you can borrow. I may have to figure out how to do that.
Mine does too. But as someone who likes to share the love of books with others, I still think it would be awesome to be able to donate an ebook to my library for others to read.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Mine does too. But as someone who likes to share the love of books with others, I still think it would be awesome to be able to donate an ebook to my library for others to read.
You're such a good egg!

Good thing that we can always share our lists of great books with each other here.
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