Re: Reading builds brains
Postby Lance Kennedy » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:37 pm
You have a choice, Luna. There are now ebook libraries, where you can get a book for a small fee, or for free, to read and where the software wipes it off your device after (I think) three weeks. Or you can do what I do, and buy the books to become your personal possession thereafter.
With the kindle, there is another point that I like. The Amazon computer records your purchases, and if you want to download a book a second time, it is free, since you have already paid for it. This means that if you own a second device, you can get the books you already bought without paying again. It also means you can, if you wish, delete stuff off your ebook without losing them. My wife and I each have a kindle, and we buy on a single account. Although our tastes vary somewhat, from time to time I will download a book she bought, and I get it for free.
I suggest you try the ebook system. While I appreciate that you already own lots of books, you will still want to buy more. The ebook makes those purchases cheaper and no need for bookshelves. The cost of an ebook is nothing to a true booklover, since we spend more than the cost of the ebook on books in a short time. The savings on books soon overwhelms the cost of the device. Between my wife and I, we have something approaching 1,000 books in our ebook memories. The cost of 1,000 books is massively more than the cost of our two kindles.
The cost of the book download ranges from free, to low, to perhaps $US 20. But the more expensive books will be $50 in paper form. Most of the books I buy are in the region of $1 to $9. But I do have a number of books downloaded for free. There is a free on line service called Book Bub, which gives regular recommendations of cheap ebooks according to the standards you specify.
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