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I hate anything that wants to be a book, but isn't.

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message 1: by Tom (new)

Tom Foolery (tomfoolery) I'm lookin' at you, Kindle 2. Future of books, indeed. Wonder what'll happen when Montambo drops one of those things in the bathtub...

message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

The Kindle doesn't appeal to me. At all.

The other day I bought this BEAUTIFUL edition of Crime and Punishment that has the perfect creamy pages, nice margins, font fantastique and matte-finish cover. The Kindle can go fuck itself. :)

message 3: by Tom (new)

Tom Foolery (tomfoolery) I'm lookin' at you, Kindle 2. Future of books, indeed. Wonder what'll happen when someone like Montambo drops one of those things in the bathtub...


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Oh, I wasn't bothered. It seems like it would get slippery when it got steamy.

I do like the name Kindle, though.

message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Yeah, I don't begrudge anyone who wants one. I couldn't live without my ipod. Well, I could. But I don't wanna!

message 6: by Tom (new)

Tom Foolery (tomfoolery) Not me, dammit. Just fancy, new-fangled toys that cost more than regular books and suck in the credulous in an attmpt to replace them. Me, i'd like to see us go back to clay tablets.

message 7: by Tom (new)

Tom Foolery (tomfoolery) Oh, and get the hell off my lawn.

message 8: by Gus (last edited Feb 11, 2009 06:01AM) (new)

Gus Sanchez (gussanchez) I think the Kindle is inconvenient. I love the feel of a book or newspaper in my hand...especially when I'm on the toilet. Who wants to hunch over and read a Kindle while they're pinching a loaf? At least I don't have to hunch over when reading The New York Times.

message 9: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments text books: yes.
book books: no.
i would miss the bookness of my books if they were plastic and buttoned. then again....i once thought i'd never get a cell phone.

message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

Dinosaurs HATE Kindle!

message 11: by David (new)

David Dorkburger!

Reads with Scotch I don't want books to go away {:-/ I could care less about "newspapers" But I don't want to look at a screen, I want to feel the pages, wash the ink from my fingers, wipe the book dust from my eyes. screw e-books.

message 13: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments Yeah screw e-books. Except for some obnoxiously long books only out in hard back that have 900 pages and you have to lift weights just to be able to read them in bed or hire a posse to carry them around for you because they make your bag too heavy. I guess those would be OK to read on a kindle. (or a kindle 2 or 17 or how-ever long it takes for them to actually be affordable to a regular person.) I think I'm conflicted....

message 14: by Tom (new)

Tom Foolery (tomfoolery) Except for some obnoxiously long books only out in hard back that have 900 pages... Oh, come on. Where's the fun in reading War and Peace if you're not carrying around a ten pound copy of the book?

message 15: by Kasia (new)

Kasia uhhh... lovely all the hate for the new tiny Kindle. Newbie here, btw.

Two things:

1. Kindle isn't a book, I agree. It is a device that allows you access books (or eBooks to be precise), LOL.

2. Yeah, it's fragile; yeah it's expensive.

However, I've had my eReader (not Kindle, though) for 3 months now, and I cannot live without it. My CyBook goes with me everywhere. Oh, yeah.... I dropped it a few times! It still hasn't died on me.

What else.... There are 400+ books on it thus far, and plenty of free space. It's extremely thin, weights nada, is much handier than a paperback and the plastic feels nice (on a toilet and elsewhere).

But then I don't take baths...

message 16: by Tom (new)

Tom Foolery (tomfoolery) But then I don't take baths... I did not know that they have hippies in Poland.

message 17: by Kasia (new)

Kasia Sneeky Tom, checked up on me, didn't you? And yeah they (we?) do have hippies and whatnot.

Thanks, glad/hate to be here

message 18: by Kasia (last edited Feb 15, 2009 12:59PM) (new)

Kasia MUUUAAAHAHAHAHHA! Tell me about right, good and natural when you go on vacation and you'll be bending over backwards, cause you're dragging tons of waste paper on your back. Or when you have to drag your ass all over the town, then wait in line just to get your next read. Or when you spill honey all over your precious pages (and yes whole legions of trees died for it) ...It's gonna glue together, I assure you. While I, in the meantime, am going to be licking my light, compact CyBook clean and violà! problem's solved.

Reads with Scotch he heh!

message 20: by Tom (new)

Tom Foolery (tomfoolery) Hippie fight!

message 21: by Kasia (last edited Feb 20, 2009 12:37AM) (new)

Kasia I'm not vain enough to buy myself an upgraded version of my favorite toy every time a new model is released. I'm pretty good with holding on to things. My laptop is now old, battered and chokes on vista... but I don't feel a need to rush to the store and request a shiny, new jim-dandy with kick ass graphic card.

As far as pixies go, I do feel bad for them. But do you seriously expect me to give up computers, cellphones, all the electronics and majority of clothing? It would be a substantial blow to my life quality... What good would it do? If we all did that, the result would be a sucker punch to the world economy. When it is the economic growth that ultimately eradicates pixies.

Besides, cybook was designed in France and is being manufactured in Taiwan. Taiwan is nowhere close to a 3rd world country, they're doing terrific!

message 22: by Rusty (last edited Feb 16, 2009 05:32PM) (new)

Rusty (rustyshackleford) | 2198 comments I for one only read books made from trees that died of natural causes, and specified in their wills that they wanted their remains used for book production.
I will take no part in the ongoing arborial genocide committed by big lumber(you know, like big oil).

message 23: by Malbadeen (new)

Malbadeen wow Kasia. wow!
I don't whether to laugh or cry but I do know that I'm looking at your age as soon as I push the post button and I'm expecting that will explain some of what you said.

message 24: by Malbadeen (new)

Malbadeen I have to admit I would have expected more like 19 or 20 but I wasn't that far off.

message 25: by Kasia (new)

Kasia I'm here for your entertainment :) Just don't bring up the age argument too often, not only it works both ways (please don't make me call you geriatric) but it's gonna get old pretty quickly, no pun intended.

message 26: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 17, 2009 11:27AM) (new)

And Bunny is clearly not a corpse, so therefore you're not old and Kasia's wrong*.

I should have taken the SAT's.

*This is based on Bunny's infallibility.

message 27: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments Don't forget to take your Metamucil fiber products. Water aerobics are aint no fun if you aint reg'lar.

Reads with Scotch ewww. I have a mental picture of waffty brown clouds around all the water aerobics patrons... kinda like the yellow cloud in the kiddie pool.

Reads with Scotch Do Depends function properly under water, Marie?

message 30: by Malbadeen (new)

Malbadeen well Nick I'm off for the day but - thanks that last post of yours was a special way to end the day.

Reads with Scotch Anything I can do to improve your day Marie.

message 32: by Tom (new)

Tom Foolery (tomfoolery) And Bunny is clearly not a corpse...

She could be a zombie. Zombunny!

message 33: by Tom (new)

Tom Foolery (tomfoolery) Or not.

message 34: by Rusty (new)

Rusty (rustyshackleford) | 2198 comments She better not be. I hate those high-functioning zombies.

message 35: by Tom (new)

Tom Foolery (tomfoolery) Bunny Lavode?

message 36: by Sandy (new)

Sandy (FoggedIn) Re: Kindles. I don't think I want one for several reasons, but, although they will last forever in a landfill, trees make oxygen which "could" counteract the toxicity of all things electronic, and those damned water bottles (in a perfect world.)

Re: Age. OK, at 63, I AM old, but I am not incontinent, nor are most people my age. If would think before writing about befouled swimming pools, arthritis, etc. maybe you'd realize that you'll be old one day, if you're lucky. Most young people don't like to be categorized. Neither do we. I'm definitely not a PC kind of person, but sometimes a thing is just hurtful, and I wanted to point that out.

message 37: by Kasia (new)

Kasia Amazing, I actually got what you meant! How a prize for me. I'll take a cookie.

message 38: by [deleted user] (new)

Psst! Marie. Change "now" to "not."

message 40: by Sandy (new)

Sandy (FoggedIn) Thank you for pointing that out.

message 41: by [deleted user] (new)

Marie's spelling is one of the many things that make me feel boundless affection for her. And her ass.

Reads with Scotch HA! I knew you two "get it on"... "again".

message 43: by [deleted user] (new)

Yeah, that was for you.

message 44: by Malbadeen (new)

Malbadeen psst. Sarah. thanks, but it's too much effort. I looked for about 2/1 seconds and then I decided to get the hell out of here instead.

psst. Sandy. if you enjoy seeing spelling/grammar errors that I've made you should have no end of entertainment. take for instance this post that I've lazily not capitalized the beginning of sentences and yet oddly capitalized "I've". hmmm. My early books reviews will provide you the most fodder as I couldn't figure out how to use spell check in goodreads.

Have at it! Friday night you come!

Nick, grooooooaaaaan!

Reads with Scotch I love making you groan/moan BAM!

message 46: by Sandy (new)

Sandy (FoggedIn) Marie wrote: "psst. Sarah. thanks, but it's too much effort. I looked for about 2/1 seconds and then I decided to get the hell out of here instead.

psst. Sandy. if you enjoy seeing spelling/grammar errors that ..."

I correct spelling and grammar errors for a living. I'm off the clock now, so have at it. Besides, you don't have to be a genie ass to figure out when a word is a typo.

message 47: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments you can use spellcheck in goodreads???

message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

Well, you can turn it on on your browser and it will work in goodreads, as well as other sites. For example, the word goodreads always has a red line under it. Doesn't spellcheck know about goodreads?! It's IMPORTANT!

message 49: by Malbadeen (new)

Malbadeen Nick, I knew as soon as I typed that that you were going to twist it but once again, I'm lazy and inconsistent so ugh, groan, moan, you got me...this time.

Reads with Scotch didn't even need a condom :D

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