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Inspired by Mary953 My favorite "hard" asset

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July 29, 2009 – Comments (4)

A while ago I blogged about the Kindle. I checked recently to see if there were any comments I had missed. I liked Mary's comment about traveling hundreds of miles to see a rare book only available at the Library of Congress. I don't collect rare books, but once my husband bought a book for 75 cents that was worth $150. We probably have about 2000 books total: some of which would be hard to replace since they aren't in print any more and not available on the Kindle. (Before you get rid of any hardback children's books be sure to check their worth on alibris or amazon, you might be surprised what you have!)

Resale value aside, what I appreciate most about books are the way they have enriched me personally. There is nothing like a well furnished mind--I'm still working on mine :).

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#1) On July 29, 2009 at 7:08 PM, BravoBevo (99.97) wrote:

lemon:  I also enjoy reading. It stimulates the mind and challenges its imagination.  That is why most folks who have read a book, and then watched a movie made from the book, are almost always disappointed in the movie.

One of my favorite books is titled Don't Waste Your Life. If you're interested, here is a .pdf-file copy: http://www.desiringgod.org/media/pdf/books_dwyl/dwyl_full.pdf 

And the summer is the best time to read, for children and adults alike.

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#2) On July 29, 2009 at 7:20 PM, Eudemonic (64.53) wrote:

The best thing I did to enrich my book reading was to listen to audio books during my commute. My commute is 20 minutes each way so I get to listen to great books for 40 min/day.  My local library has three branches easily available and has a wonderful selection of both  fiction and non-fiction.

I highly suggest audio books for those who spend any time in their automobile.

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#3) On July 29, 2009 at 7:24 PM, abitare (35.89) wrote:

http://www.alibris.com/

http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/

Free Books here:

http://universitiesandcolleges.org/walden-online/

20 Best Websites To Download Free EBooks

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/20-best-websites-to-download-free-e-books/

http://freeinfosociety.com/media_index.php?cat=6&start=0

http://www.ebookee.com/

http://www.readprint.com/

 

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#4) On July 30, 2009 at 10:46 AM, lemoneater (80.03) wrote:

Bravo, thanks for the convenient link. It certainly is a worthwhile topic! I think I will start reading it this week.

Eudemonic, audio books are great! War of the Worlds by Welles was amazing. Perfect for the long trip I was on from South Carolina to Ohio.

abitare, I only knew about the first two listings. Thanks! I'll check those out when I have time.

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