Why do people talk about buying an e-ink tablet instead of simply going to the library to pick up a book?

Why do people talk about buying an e-ink tablet instead of simply going to the library to pick up a book? You can either order it online and pick it up through the drive-through or ask the library to purchase it if they don't have it.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ok boomer

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      2019 called, they want their joke back.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        1980s called, they want their joke back

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    convenience
    buy an e-ink reader and download 1000s of books from libgen, take it anywhere
    i use my local library too, but readers are too convenient

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >want to pick up a hundred books to read
    >have to carry 80 pounds of books home
    vs
    >want to pick up a hundred books to read
    >less than a hundred megabytes on a device that weigh 300 grams
    >can read in the dark with low frontlight
    >can have annotations, can highlight text, can translate text, can conveniently skip to a specific page, can search words in the book effortlessly
    >books are fricking free
    why haven't you taken the e-reader pill, anon?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      convenience
      buy an e-ink reader and download 1000s of books from libgen, take it anywhere
      i use my local library too, but readers are too convenient

      >the convenience of not having to take trips should not be underestimated
      >books or docs not published in physical form
      >being able to take it with you for trips instead of locking in decisions ahead of time
      >most people who are avid readers will have both a tablet to read on and have an e-reader as well
      >sometimes they have convenient multitasking or editing/marking features that you'd have to mark in books or in a notebook with otherwise
      >gadgets are fun
      >optimization is not always required in either direction
      there that's 7 reasons

      Because for a one time cost (the cost of the ebook), I can go to an online library, download a book, and NEVER have to worry about anything. No late fees, no driving there. No needing to hunt around and ask if they even carry what I want. Nothing.

      How many books have you actually read ?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        all of them

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        nta, but 135 books in like 18 months of owning a kobo. Only one of them would have been available at a library. E-readers are cheap and very much worth it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Which Kobo do you recommend?
          I accidentally let my Kindle get updated and now the main screen is completely disgusting. I just want something with a list of books (like the Kindle used to have).

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I just want something with a list of books (like the Kindle used to have)
            either jailbreak your kindle and install koreader, or get a kobo and install koreader (no need to jailbreak since those aren't locked down)
            I have a Sage myself and love it despite the not so great battery life

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        too many to count
        mostly manga and doujins but also plain books as well

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >mostly manga and doujins
          my fricking sides

          I probably read 1-2 volumes of manga per day

          another weeby homosexual

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        homie, if i just read 4 that compensate me in terms of physical space, shut the frick up, the reader isnt for you, i´m gonna use it, frick off.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why do you homosexuals read? Reading for gays and nerds.

        Reading is for homos

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You just read this reply you fricking homosexual

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Dumb argument

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            homosexual

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I probably read 1-2 volumes of manga per day

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          my library is full of weeb librarians so we have a whole room of manga. crazier, there is a section in the corner for adult mangas lmao. there's self checkout so the cute (60 yr old) librarian don't see you checking out naughty stuff

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I read far more now that I have an ereader than I did when I didn't. It's just so convenient.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        155 according to play books

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You don't understand it because you are not a serious reader.
        I don't read anything written by people that are still alive. Almost.
        Most of my reading involves books written by dead men. They don't get royalties. So I sail the high seas and get to keep all the knowledge that I download from the internet.
        I can store enough books to last me three years in under a few hundred megs of storage. I can't lug around 500 paper books with me, though.

        I counted once, it's probably around 1500.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I've read like 8 but they weren't story books and I read them with the backlight

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        About 1000 by now? I try to read a book every week. I'm quite old, so there's that too.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >can conveniently skip to a specific page
      This is one thing that seems easier in an actual book, especially one with maps. The other points make sense though.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >the convenience of not having to take trips should not be underestimated
    >books or docs not published in physical form
    >being able to take it with you for trips instead of locking in decisions ahead of time
    >most people who are avid readers will have both a tablet to read on and have an e-reader as well
    >sometimes they have convenient multitasking or editing/marking features that you'd have to mark in books or in a notebook with otherwise
    >gadgets are fun
    >optimization is not always required in either direction
    there that's 7 reasons

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because for a one time cost (the cost of the ebook), I can go to an online library, download a book, and NEVER have to worry about anything. No late fees, no driving there. No needing to hunt around and ask if they even carry what I want. Nothing.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Libraries got taken over by the homeless

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yup, it's true.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      See

      https://i.imgur.com/17eWN5D.jpg

      Why do people talk about buying an e-ink tablet instead of simply going to the library to pick up a book? You can either order it online and pick it up through the drive-through or ask the library to purchase it if they don't have it.

      >You can either order it online and pick it up through the drive-through

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I haven't found any good ebook reader, or it's overpriced with cloud/subscription bullshit. The only valid assumption for owning one is the waterproofness and weight for travelling, or the ability to read in total darkness. That's mostly why I wanted one. Nah frick it, I'll stick to cheap pocket book and frick it if it's soaked wet in my bag.

      In the US. Are they even reading something or just hanging around?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They’re doing smack in the bathrooms and croaking at the children’s seating area

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    can i read a book on e-ink and take notes on the page?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      there are some devices, yes
      Boox Note
      Kindle Scribe

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      in recent years there are a few similarly shaped and capable devices like picrel. Amazon, the remarkable, kobo has one as well, plus the weird chinkshit and eastern euro ones that have been around for much longer (boox?).

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >picrel
        ahem.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >picrel
        ahem.

        sony actually channelled a bit of its 90s spirit and came out with a device that's a great eink tablet and a really sleek piece of hardware, but also in typical 90s sony fashion, crippled it moronicly by making it PDF only. Marketed as eink notebook ratherr than ereader. i still want one even though it's pushing like 8 years old at this point. No one else really makes the 13" inch size aside from that weird boox company which is basically russian rebranded chinkshit lol.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The real Boox lineup (Poke, Leaf, Page, Nova, Note, Max and Tab) doesn't have anything to do with Russia. That's only devices with scientist/explorer other names like Lomonosov, Magellan, Volta, Livingston or Darwin that are only sold by onyxboox.com instead of the standard boox.com.
          Fujitsu took over Sony's devices and sold them in Japan under the Quaderno brand. They had the gen2 a few years ago.
          Supernote has announced they'll do a 13" device some time this year. That should likely be your best bet.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The remarkable is probably better.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Why would you recommend the Remarkable in 2024? It's not even 13".

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You cant on kindle scribe.
      On epubs it opens up a window on top of the book that you can scribble in, on pdfs you cannot scribble at all, it opens up a window where you can only type with the shitty osk.
      t. owned one for about 3 days before refunding

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You can convert pdfs to some proprietary Amazon format on which you can write.
        I don't know why they went that way.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I find a lightweight ereader (or even just a smartphone or tablet) much more ergonomically pleasing than having to flip through and keep track of pages in a bulkier physical book, not to mention with epub you can dynamically adjust the print size

    Book fetishists probably have some sort of hoarding disorder

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >and keep track of pages
      Too moronic to put a piece of anything between a page ?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No, but an ebook reader makes it much faster and more convenient to jump between chapters, jump between highlights and notes, search text, look up or translate words, etc.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >read 90% of my books on an e-reader
          >when reading physical books I unconsciously tap words I don't understand before realising I'm moronic

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I read one book a month, I rent and don't have the space to store books.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You give back the book to the library

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The inorganic kindle shill threads are just that.
    It's cheaper than going to the library
    It's not guaranteed the book you want is in this so called library

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      All the library books are old anyways.

      See

      https://i.imgur.com/17eWN5D.jpg

      Why do people talk about buying an e-ink tablet instead of simply going to the library to pick up a book? You can either order it online and pick it up through the drive-through or ask the library to purchase it if they don't have it.

      >ask the library to purchase it if they don't have it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don't think the library is going to order books that nobody else is going to borrow. And even when they have a book you can only borrow it for a limited time and it doesn't have features like a dictionary lookup.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        let me know how that has worked out for you mr: the world is the same everywhere

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          We get it pajeet. Your country is a shithole. Now go to a website for thirdies and leave us alone

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            No reason to be racist.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            lmao go back to plebbit fricktard.

            Yes i read. Unlike you I'm not a pretentious soiBlack person hipster.

            If you did read you'd know why reading on a phone sucks.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Defending casual racism is a hill to die on, I suppose.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Racism only applies to humans, friendo.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Anything else?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Anything else?

            >m-muh raycism!
            Okay, prove we're one race.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You're just repeating yourself while I asked you the opposite.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I'm too moronic to observe reality
            Okay.

            z-library + kindle. Use the convert to text option and each book is about 1mb or less. I've read hundreds of books. If you only use the library you have to wait until the book is available and even when you get it it might suck. With e-books you get whatever you want immediately and if you don't like the book, there are a billion others.

            homie just use calibre

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >just use calibre
            >installing jeetware on your machine

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Enjoy being moronic, I guess.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I don't need jeetware to copy/paste files on my kobo

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    All the library books are old anyways.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    z-library + kindle. Use the convert to text option and each book is about 1mb or less. I've read hundreds of books. If you only use the library you have to wait until the book is available and even when you get it it might suck. With e-books you get whatever you want immediately and if you don't like the book, there are a billion others.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Use the convert to text option
      how? are you including calibre or something to do with z-library?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think he's using the Convert+Send to Device via kindle email to sync them.
        Literall how I've done it these months

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        z-library has the option to convert to text on the desktop webpage, not sure about the mobile webpage

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        z-library has the option to convert to text on the desktop webpage, not sure about the mobile webpage

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What's the advantage over getting formatted epubs/azw3? With 1.44MB it's still going to fit on a 3.5" floppy.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            There's no advantage, he's just moronic.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            When I'm at home I use my kindle and when I'm not at home I read on my phone with a text reader that's 0.5mb and has no adds (or any internet permissions)

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Also it's not always available in those formats

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    homie not everybody lives in the US

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Which e-reader is the best? What size is best for books, which design is most comfortable to hold? Prefer not spending too much also.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you're on a budget and want customization, kobo. if you got money, boox. Something just ok out of the box, Kindle.

      People say 6 inch is the sweet spot, but I went for a 7/8 inch since I only read at home.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i use inkbook calypso plus, where you have android and you can use emacs, KOReader, librera FD. IMO best mix.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A lot of libraries also let you borrow ebooks through software like Libby and read it on Kindle.

    I know muh freedoms but it's very convenient.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Go to library, smell the hobos.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Buying physical books is for dumb people that want to materialize their effort reading moronic books, so they can show off to other people how smart and different they are. In the end, it is not about the story or content, just the social status they believe books have.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's cheaper.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's cheaper and easier to pirate every digital book than to steal every physical book.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What’s a good ereader for comics and manga?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Note Air 3C

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you do a lot or color reading just get a tablet honestly. Unless you’re a hardcore manga reader I’d still say get a tablet if you’re going to be primarily consuming that. Ereaders are great and manga pages look beautiful on them, but the standard 6/7 inch models are too small and bigger than that you’re into iPad/tablet prices which ruins the value proposition imo

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >iPad/tablet prices which ruins the value proposition imo
        Why? Unless you want a tablet with the intent of watching videos you are probably better off with LCD (or the more expensive OLED ones) but if you want to read then e-ink is great. Especially if you want something usable outside.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          For me personally as much as I love e-ink, paying more money for a device that is so limited in what it can do just doesn’t make sense. But I’m a poorgay. If you can afford all the gadgets then shit, best of both worlds I guess.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It's not more money and they aren't that limited.
            The Note Air 3C is $500, comparable to an iPad. But the iPad is locked down and doesn't let you install your own software and it has a lower resolution. You even have to buy the pen separately.
            Samsung tablets are closer but they use wider aspect ratios that make them less suited for reading and more video oriented.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            No matter how hard you shill, non-static content on e-ink just isn’t good, sorry, it’s just not. I like eink, I do, but asking the same price as an iPad for one is just not worth it to me. “But you can also do x/y/z on it!” Is moot because it will be doing those very poorly.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            What do you base that on? You sound like you can't afford either.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            e-ink is more expensive because it's a single company that manufactures them, that's what happens in a monopoly situation
            not defending it, that's just how it is

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Didn't the patent expire recently?

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Millions of books immediately accessible for free, in a format where I can take notes, adjust brightness, zoom, store millions of books in a tiny space... Yeah, I wonder why.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    100% chance OP is Indian

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >instead of simply going to the library to pick up a book
    my library doesn't allow you to take books home

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > simply going to the library

    You mean the library/gym/coffeeshop/swimmingpool/homelessshelter? no thx

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    whats the cheapest E-Reader for general book and manga reading?
    i can accept jailbreaking a device to get the most out of it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >the cheapest E-Reader for general book
      the phone you already have
      >and manga reading
      don't know

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why do you assume everybody owns a phone?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Same reason you can assume everybody owns a refrigerator. Given the statistics it's a safe assumption.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      whatever 8-inch reader you can find for cheapest. buying used will probably be your best bet since most readers this size are at least 250 bucks

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    tons of books, papers, web serials, etc. are not in american libraries.
    that said, i can't justify an e-reader- the whole point of a computer is that it can do so many things, so it's hard to justify a device just for that.
    besides, you can't easily take notes when you read- with something like org-noter i can link notes to specific lines of text, and use things like latex and images inline.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hey look another zoomer trying to troll zoomers like a boomer. triple cringe!

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    no thanks I stay with analog books. I love the idea to build a humongous library over the course of my life

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah. But not a huge one. A modest one. I wouldn't keep books that I didn't consider amazing.
      I hate reading on a screen for long periods, but have also never tried an e-reader. Maybe it's fine, I dunno.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I own almost 350 books. Soft covers, hard covers. they take up shit loads of room. They need to be dusted constantly to ensure they don't rot over time. If there's ever a fire, I lose everything. If there's ever a flood I lose everything. If I ever go to move, that's a frick load more stuff that needs to be packed properly and lifted. I love books, but until the day comes where I have a dedicated library with book shelves that reach the ceiling and a ladder to climb up and down, an e-reader is far superior.
    >inb4 just go to the library
    I want my own collection and records of knowledge. I don't want to rely on a library system that may not have what I want or I have to wait my turn.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >They need to be dusted constantly to ensure they don't rot over time.
      That's not how mold works. They get dusty, that's all.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Between the Internet Archive and Libgen there’s pretty much no reason to have a physical book collection unless you own some ultra-rare copy of something (which you should scan and upload to the above-mentioned places on principle)

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    there's no SICP on 3rd world libraries, i'd need to print it page by page, and i'm not buying a printer just to print a book and then never work again

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    First off libraries in Canada are de facto homeless shelters and masturbation stations. Second downloading a book for free in like 30 secs is way better than spending time and effort to give someone money.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i have a kobo sage pretty much exclusively for manga
    if you dont read manga youll be surprised to find out physical copies of a 40-copy-long series can be like $10 a piece so you either fork that over or read on your phone/pc for free
    i want to stare at phone/pc less so the kobo + torrented manga solves this for me

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Book I want is 40 bucks. oop

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yea. 50 bucks for some and not even hardcover, I wonder how much books actually cost to produce because at the same time they have deals like purchase 100 bucks worth of books, get 50 free. So I think certain publishers just ignore the digital market so they can ask more for their physical copies and I do not want to facilitate that.

      The only shitty thing about ereaders are the physical buttons, the battery life, no expandable storage and maybe the price.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >the battery life
        What chinkshit unoptimized pos reader are you using? Battery life is one of their ultimate strengths lol

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >hurr it's unoptimized
          Funny thing. The ereaders running linux have worse performance than the ones running android. They all have shitty degradable batteries, it's all planned obsolescence. Required reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_battery. Yours is likely like mine in that it needs optimal charging between 50% and 20%. But hey. You can continue acting like a shill for your favorite brand for all I care. Though this is IQfy, not FB marketplace.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I don’t have a favorite brand, I’ve owned all of the major ones and they’ve all had great battery life to me. Days between charges. I guess the real question is what do you consider bad? Perhaps it’s what I consider good in the end.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This particular book was 2 bucks in release in 1994.
        It's a dumb book, but it's the next in a dumb series I'm enjoying.
        I'm going to buy it but hopefully for a cheaper price. I h 1,2, 4. I just need 3. And it's annoying that it's expensive for no damn reason.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          mine in question is 800 pages long, so I do think it must cost somewhere near the 50 bucks it's asking for, but what do I know?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        But there are readers with buttons and expandable storage like most of the Pocketbook models or Boox Page.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Haven't had a single modern ereader with buttons that felt good. PB has worse performance than my current Kobo. That's really all I know. Certain ereaders are 3x the price relative to their specs. Obviously those are most likely better, I haven't done the testing for to me they're not worth the price.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Things I consider having good buttons: xbox elite series controller, a decent mechanical keyboard, a piano.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        price: yes
        physical buttons: mine has three buttons, I like that those are physical and I can find them without looking (page fwd, back, power)

        battery life: I was impressed so far how low the consumption is when idle. let's see how it ages.

        storage: I throw everything into calibre and then send it to the device. so if I wipe the whole device I lose the read status and nothing else. I don't read enough books at the same time to even get close to storage issues.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yes. The buttons are shoddy cheap plastic garbage

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I can't carry a thousand books on me at all times

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    e-readers are comfy, I do not feel the need to carry 1000 books in my pocket though. It's nice to be able to download whatever books I want, when I want, for free, with no need to return them.
    Manga can be nice, but I personally never got into it.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was pondering for a while if buying an expensive Kindle reader really worth it over reading on a phone, tablet or paper backs.
    But I am reading so much more since I bought it, it was a good buy.
    I have some paperbacks (presents, mostly) that I read in the sauna, but for every day or while travelling, it is just so convenient.

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I read shit that my library and Amazon will not carry.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You go to the library to larp as intellectual to zoomers and hipsters.
    You buy e-readers to actually read books.

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    E-readers are for people who actually read. Buying physical books is for women who want an "aesthetic" instagrammable bookshelf.
    Borrowing library books is fine but they're dirty, often unkempt, and you have to deal with returning them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That was my experience. I had friends make fun of me for buying an ereader. On two separate occasions while at their places I was looking at their books and asked what they thought of book x. One straight up admitted they hadn’t read half the books on the shelf yet, the other bullshitted some plot synopsis like they skimmed wikipedia but clearly hadn’t read it. Like “didn’t know about major plot points” kind of things. They want people to know they read but they don’t read?
      Meanwhile I’ve read 115 books in the past year and an embarrassing amount of manga and comics

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's just preening. Hilary Clinton, and then Katie Price, is the most sold author of this century. You really believe that?
        Normies read at 150 wpm. It takes them a week to finish a 300 page book, provided they're dedicated. Otherwise it just languishes. Most people don't read, period. They didn't bother to in school and they don't bother now.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          m8 it's hardly a secret that royalty advances are the #1 way to shuffle around personal bribe money in the us

          those books all end up in a furnace

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, that's my point: hardly anyone reads. Most stats about reading are BS. You can figure that out just from calculating how many books are released and how many books the average non-mouthbreather adult finishes in any given year.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >using they when we all know they’re “she”
        What leftist ideologues have done to modern language is an atrocity.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I only buy books I'm going to reference, read again and again for years to come, or sell for profit. Anything else is a skill issue. I should update and replace my old kobo glo but fuggit, the tech hasn't matured enough.

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    annas-archive.org

    You're welcome. Frick amazog.

    • 1 month ago
      Sage

      Looks interesting. Thanks Anon.
      "Amazog"
      Ah, a gentleman AND a scholar ; )

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why people talk about an e-ink or book? You can read on a fricking phone.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You can, doesn't mean you should.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >You can, doesn't mean you should.
        Why?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          why people talk about an e-ink or book? You can read on a fricking phone.

          You don't read, you homosexual. Don't worry about it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yes i read. Unlike you I'm not a pretentious soiBlack person hipster.

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    To be honest, I don't like to borrow books. I'm a very particular, picky reader. A book will be read when it's time. A borrow opens up a responsibility and obligation, either to a person or entity, and I don't want to forget it (and I have before). This, the borrowed book could live on my shelf indefinitely, with a pang of guilt when recognized/remembered.

    E-readers are fine for bringing a library everywhere you go. And like others have said, you can deck yourself out for free. If you're in school, you can bring all your required readings with you and easily note-take without printing everything. That said, I still don't really use e-readers as much as physical books.

    I like the vibe of my physical home-library. "CONSOOOOMER", yeah yeah, sure, but 90% of my copies I buy are dirt cheap/thrifted/LFL/used.

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how do you get into the mindset of reading?
    i nearly finished game of thrones but its been a month.
    i never seem to get into reading mode these days.

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Their battery lasts longer. Anyway, I prefer physical books. They are so much better than scouring the web for low density gruel.

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Ask the library to purchase book
    >They ignore me
    Many such cases

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Wahh why won't you read cum-stained books borrowed by hundreds of public facilities loving trannies.

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I used to have tons of mags, books and manga at home, then one day I got fed up with all that smell of paper getting old and the whole pointless of it all. I've read all that shit and won't be reading it all over again anytime soon (if ever), so why waste space? I donated everything and now I just stick with digital media.

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Why do people talk about buying an e-ink tablet instead of simply going to the library to pick up a book?
    You sound like the type of person who would keep ears in a bucket.

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >drive-through library
    does america really?

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I read books from my phone.

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Public libraries need to be redesigned to be free wfh coworking spaces. Maybe I don’t want to work from home with my roommate barging in every minute, maybe I want to do a zoom meeting in a soundproof room designed for it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe you should grow up and finally live by yourself?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe the government could grow up and not hyper inflate the housing market by printing trillions over Israel and the flu?

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They are pozzed by the global elites and don't see the value of owning things. It's literally 'you will own nothing and be happy' shit. I buy my books in paper and I own them. No software or any shit can take them away from me. No need to charge some device to read them too!

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >simply going to the library to pick up a book
    why would i do that when i can go on irc type @search bookname and download the epub

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