Amazon Takes Back Orwell Books from Reader's Kindle

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Should books be "kindlized" and if so does the seller have the right to retrieve the book without notice?

No - Down with Kindle. I want "real books!"
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Yes - failing to modernize is refusing to use technology .
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Yes, BUT - once you've bought and paid for it, the Kindle copy is as much yours as a paper copy.
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Postby poohbcarrot » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:27 pm

How long do the batteries last? It'd be a bit of a bugger if they're like a mobile and you're on a long train journey across the US and after two stops they die on you. :lol:

And for $185 you could buy a whole load of books.

I read books in the bath, occaisionally I drop them, but they don't usually give me 50,000 volt shocks! :lol:
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Postby kakaze » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:53 pm

poohbcarrot wrote:If it's a paperback, I'm a page-corner-folder-over!
If it's a hardback with a dust jacket, I use the dust jacket.


well, using the dust-jacket would work on The Colour of Magic, but ever try it on Atlas Shrugged?

And, personally, I rank page folders one step above people who write in books. Of course, if it's your book (not a library book), mutilate away!

If you kept a firm grip on the book instead of being so busy folding corners down, you probably wouldn't drop the books in the tub. Maybe you shouldn't work without a net? :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:59 pm

I barely open my hardbacks - certainly I don't crack the spines - I just peer into them and I take the dust jacket off while I read them and replace it with an old plastic dustcover from an old library book.

I NEVER fold down the corners of a book EVER! It doesn't matter if it's a tatty old copy that I've got from a charity shop, I just couldn't bring myself to doing it. You can always find something to use as a book mark. :D
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Postby poohbcarrot » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:07 pm

Tonyblack wrote:You can always find something to use as a book mark. :D


But when I use bogies, Dotsie complains!

Reading my "Once more with footnotes" in bed was most bizzarre. I had to use a bookmark and kept thinking about how much I paid for it!

And I have no idea what "Atlas shrugged" is.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:12 pm

poohbcarrot wrote:
And I have no idea what "Atlas shrugged" is.
It's a book. :D
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Postby poohbcarrot » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:19 pm

Tonyblack wrote:It's a book. :D


Can I get it kindlized (or whatever), and if I get it can Amazon steal it back from me?
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Postby poohbcarrot » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:22 pm

Wow! It sounds quite interesting. I think I'll buy a copy.
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Postby Batty » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:56 pm

poohbcarrot wrote:If it's a paperback, I'm a page-corner-folder-over!
If it's a hardback with a dust jacket, I use the dust jacket.

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Postby poohbcarrot » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:10 pm

I thought that comment might cause controvesy. I didn't think the smilies would be out to get me though! Aaarrgghh! :shock:
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:59 pm

my misss knows when im getting out of the bath coz she hears the bang of me chucking the book im reading to the otherside of the room, i turn corners over, lose dustjackets coz they annoy me and i take them off when im reading onthe whole i abuse my books. but ive still got my doctor who books from the seventies :D
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Postby Dotsie » Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:23 am

poohbcarrot wrote:If it's a hardback with a dust jacket, I use the dust jacket.


Mr Dotsie does that with my books & it winds me up! :lol: Like Tony, I take the dustjackets off to read the book (although once the dustjacket disappeared - I can't prove it but I think Mr Dotsie might have thrown it away :evil: )

And bogies just traumatise me, plain & simple :shock:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:39 am

Dotsie wrote:
poohbcarrot wrote:If it's a hardback with a dust jacket, I use the dust jacket.


Mr Dotsie does that with my books & it winds me up! :lol: Like Tony, I take the dustjackets off to read the book (although once the dustjacket disappeared - I can't prove it but I think Mr Dotsie might have thrown it away :evil: )

And bogies just traumatise me, plain & simple :shock:
At least if you read your own books, any bogies in there are only likely to be your own. :lol: I usually put the dustcover in the space that is now empty on my bookshelf after taking the book down. :wink:
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Postby Dotsie » Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:52 am

Tonyblack wrote:I usually put the dustcover in the space that is now empty on my bookshelf after taking the book down. :wink:


I do that too - the only reason I accuse poor old Mr Dotsie is that he's been known to do this sort of thing before. To save space in my shoe cupboard, he took all my lovely designer shoes out of their boxes, threw them into the bottom of the cupboard, then threw the shoe boxes away :shock: So now he gets the blame for anything going missing, poor man :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:12 am

My ex wife used to throw my books away just because she knew it would annoy and upset me. Just one of the many reasons she's my ex! :evil:
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Postby Dotsie » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:27 am

Charming - does she work for Amazon now? :wink:
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