Only logged in members can reply and interact with the post.
Join SimilarWorlds for FREE »

When was the last time you paid a visit to your local library?

Yes, Google is the answer to almost everything, but still not going that well with "42", are we? PDF there, .epub and .whatnot in the other corner, but how about actually reading a bloody book? A book, as a physical entity, that you can hold in your hands, flip the pages around, feel the texture and so on... Something you can take with you to Mars, should that be your final destination. A book. A simple book, for Bob's sake.
NCCindy · 36-40, F
I'm an avid reader, but I've completely made the conversion to E-books.

I love being able to carry tons of books in my purse ... when I finish one, I start another.

So ... do you tell time with a sun dial too ???? ... It's the 21'st century now !!!
ZonkeyBalls · 46-50, M
@LostNForgotten That's a classic. Does it come with a sundial or do you have to download the app? ;o)
@ZonkeyBalls MY amazon library is already downloaded on it. I bought it way back in like 09 when Amazon promised books wouldn't go over 10$ but of course they did.
ZonkeyBalls · 46-50, M
TD: Here's that new catchphrase I will be using from now on:

EDIT: Oopsie-daisy...

Monday ,I go most mondays
There used to be this old online site where this guy was letting people download new released books for free but I forgot what it was called and I'm sure he got shut down. I think it was like or something like that.
This comment is hidden. Show Comment
CoffeeFirst · 56-60, F
@ZonkeyBalls I'm working on that one.
This comment is hidden. Show Comment
ZonkeyBalls · 46-50, M
@Greybare Isn't that what you get from airports, not libraries?
I stopped going when I found snot and poop stains on the pages of some books
FloorGenAdm · 51-55, M
I read an article in Wired magazine at the library about a year ago.
es0tericus · 26-30
As a kid my parents did not let me go out much and did not let me own books. I used to borrow them until they put a stop to my outings to the library. From then on I had to rely on the web, ebooks of any sort. The content mattered more to me at that point considering the situation. I did not have a choice.
people don't wash their hands anymore before handling books
just think what germs must be lurking on those pages
ZonkeyBalls · 46-50, M
@RuiterInSwart Klingon pathogens?
CoffeeFirst · 56-60, F
I love books. I have been reading non-fiction and get them at our local massive used book store. I was always late getting them back to the library and had fees!
Thevy29 · 36-40, M
I don't think Mars would be practical for me. Seeing how I could not part with my books.
LyricalOne · F
I love texture and flipping stuff around.
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
I read physical books all the time.
HappyBella · 41-45, F
I have books on my shelf to read.
Tuesday. got a replacement card!
xixgun · M
Last weekend.

Post Comment
51,380 people following
Books & Reading
Personal Stories, Advice, and Support
New Post
Associated Forums Topic Members