Never had experienced anything but a actual book.....

@celticeagle (109433)
Boise, Idaho
August 17, 2015 3:32pm CST
I have had a love affair with books since I was a child. I remember my mother reading to me at a very early age. Sir Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer are ones I recall. Oh, and a old version of English fairy tales I can't quite rermember the title. And my grandmother read to me from a primer she had had in school. What memories I have of those tales too. A fantasy of mine is to have a huge library with books everywhere. I have never read from an ebook and I am wondering if I would enjoy it. My eyesight is getting such that maybe that would be the way to go. I don't read much anymore because my eyesight is fussy due to allergies. But I would think that the back light like on a Kindle would help. Have you read using one and do you like them?
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@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
17 Aug 15
I haven't ever tried one.. Being able to make the font bigger would be useful! I love old books.. I'm even a little bit of a book hoarder.. And every so often have to go through them and take some back to the thrift stores (where I likely got them). I have some old child encyclopedias and a few other old books, those are the best! The first book I remember reading was Robinson CrusoeYep I love books too!
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@celticeagle (109433)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Aug 15
We have a few second hand book stores here where you can bring in two and get one. I ike those cause I can get rid of some that way too. I love old books. I used to have a of very old child encyclopedias. The illustrations were so cool. I used to be a book hoarder too. I have gotten rid of so many I wish I had now.
@Gina145 (3939)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Aug 15
@flowerchilde I'm a book hoarder too. I often see interesting books on sale and I can't resist buying them. The problem is that I've now got so many books that I'll never find time to read them all. Especially not if I keep spending so much time on the internet
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@celticeagle (109433)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Aug 15
@Gina145 You could put the amoun you spend on books in a savings account and have enough for a vacation in a while I bet.(smile)
@Gina145 (3939)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Aug 15
I bought a Kindle recently because there are lots of free books available for it on Amazon, but I've hardly used it. I prefer "real" books.
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@celticeagle (109433)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Aug 15
I doubt I'd use one very often for the same reason. Unless it is a book I really want to check out.
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@else34 (13528)
• New Delhi, India
18 Aug 15
I don't have a kindle,but I love books.My affair with books began when I was a kid.My parents kept encouraging me to read great books in my mother tongue Hindi and gradually I developed a liking for books.Now I have a home library of my own that consists of a large number of books.
@celticeagle (109433)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Aug 15
Glad there are still libraries being used and made.
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@Rosekitty (19503)
• San Marcos, Texas
17 Aug 15
I have bookcases everywhere filled too with my love of books..I was read early on also from Aunts who taught me how to read at the age of 3 yr. so i know that thrill. Even though i love the smell of a book and get to hold it or sneak a peek at the end, i also love my kindle Fire my children got me a few Christmas's ago..i must go to the free section and get as many as i am able to download in that kindle now..hahaha
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@celticeagle (109433)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Aug 15
I have sneaked a peak at the endings sometimes too and then hated myself for it later. I am going to have to try out a Kindle at some point.
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