Plinky is in archive mode. Signups and logins have been disabled. Here's a video of a kitten and a hedgehog to make up for it.

  • This is in answer to:
  • Would you ever get an e-book reader? See all answers
    • Would you ever get an e-book reader?
    • I've been thinking about that, actually, and I'm really interested. The Kindle is particularly tempting. It seems like they've got the form factor (mostly) worked out, and it ought to work for me most of the time.

      Here's the thing, though: 99% of the books I read now come from the library. I almost certainly wouldn't buy as many books as I want to read. Most of the time, these days, I read a book just once and don't see any particular need to have it around to read again. Of the (80+?) books I've read in the last year, I can see owning less than 10 of them, including cookbooks & how-to books. The library meets my needs perfectly that way.

      Yes, my library has e-books. Unfortunately, they use @%&#*ing Overdrive, which has a meager selection and doesn't support Kindle. (Or at least it didn't the last time I checked, which was probably a month ago.)

      So until I can check out library books (or there's a good cheap rental solution), I just can't justify it. Alas.

       
    • Previous Answer
    • Continue reading this post:
    • emergency weblog
  • Comments

    Leave A Comment

    Please log in to leave a comment.