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"So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall." Roald Dahl
Domesticating an e-book reader
Seems like a good one to start with since for the past few days I was branded a traitor by all my reading mates and family members.

I've decided to buy an e-book reader for pretty practical reasons - I have to live somwhere and the books have taken up almost all of my flats living space... Also (due to my book addition and the habit of reading at least five different books with occasional sway towards few more at all times) my spine is no longer what it used to be - and I'm way to young to land in a wheelchair... And I wouldn't do well as a driver so I'm "forced" into using public transport which allows me to read as I travel.

Of course I've tried to keep my books in different places I use to frequent hoping it would solve the problem, but (another "of course") I always felt the need of those writings that were somwhere else at the time, so it didn't work.

After all despite all the hissing and moaning about the decadence and fall of my morals I've decided to buy a reader.

Of course it could never be as good as a proper book: it doesn't give off the smell of paper and print, the texture is all wrong, and it doesn't make this wonderful sound of pages turning - but as far as reading something for a try and deciding if I want to have it at home or not it's great. Also adjusting the font size option can come in quite handy - especially when your eyes have a worse day (unfortunately it happens)... [Clarification: electronic paper is not the same as a traditional monitor so it won't tire your eyes.]. You can build your own collections (somehow like organizing bookshelves) and make notes... The most of the reading magic is gone but the tool is usefull...

Money well invested, especially since e-books are cheaper than proper books (so it will return itself in few months I suppose) and more eco-friendly - I can recomend.

Almost forgot about the most important thing: especially recomended to those who work at crazy hours and are unable to go to the Library as often as they would wish.

And if anyone knew where can I find a well prepared e-books of Bertrand Russel and Jerome K. Jerome works I would appreciate the tip... Google books and Gutenberg project suck at this.

Anhelitum
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