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17847767 No.17847767 [Reply] [Original]

Why do you guys waste money on books when you can literally read anything you want online for free?

>> No.17847800

>>17847767
why not both, and i like to read physical books ideally. bonus points if it’s a nice hardcover, so classy!

>> No.17847804

>>17847767
it can be comfy to read a physical book
that being said like 95% or more of what I read is pdfs

>> No.17847805

>>17847767
Retention for digital reading is shit.

>> No.17847815

>>17847767
i do both. i buy physical books because sometimes i like to go support local bookstores. plus when browsing you sometimes find books that you didn't know you wanted/needed

>> No.17847818

>>17847805
>t. brainlet

>> No.17847822

>>17847805
if what you're reading is at all important to you you will be writing about it anyway as you read it so the retention rate doesn't really matter

>> No.17847833

>>17847805
according to what study that will no doubt find itself in a replication crisis?

>> No.17847837

>>17847767
Reading on a kindle is easier (with ePub since I can expand fonts) but I like collecting them so my shelf looks nice, and they can survive a EMT strike as an added bonus.

>> No.17847840

>>17847767
Because I'm not a nigger

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17847936

>>17847767
ADHD

>> No.17848122

>>17847805
source?

>> No.17848141

>>17847767
I'll be honest, I didn't know about zlib for the first four years of my reading career. Pretty embarrassing.

>> No.17848147

>>17847767
Physical representation of the works I have conquered

>> No.17848168

I live near a couple of pretty huge libraries, so for every book I buy I can rent 2-3 or free .

>> No.17848174

>>17847767
I don’t want to stare at a screen any more than I already. Stare at screen for classes, stare at screen to shitpost, stare at screen to watch films (which I do NOT pay for, because indeed, I can watch anything I want online for free). If I could get a physical copy for free I would, but having a pdf of a book becomes associated in my mind with staring even more at a screen, with sitting even longer in my uncomfortable chair. I’d much rather have a book that is physical, mobile, notate-able, and has a spatial element which is important to me and they way I remember things spatially. There’s no sense of depth or left/right on a screen, there’s only vertical space, identical page after page.

>> No.17848183

>>17848174
This, I work in IT and spend all day around computers, when I have free time I want to get away from them

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>>17847767
I used to buy physical books, but to read books in english, italian, french and spanish, I bought a Kindle, because to buy the books in the language that they're written would be painfully expensive.

>> No.17848189

>>17848174
Based. If you read an ebook, or listen to an audiobook, DON’T claim that you read that book.

>> No.17848190

>>17847767
I like to turn on a warm light and read Greek literature on my sofa while listening to lyre recordings. Reading on a screen breaks the immersion.

>> No.17848203

>>17848174
I just take notes while reading so spatial remembrance isn't important as I never have to refer back to the actual book for information.

>> No.17848223

I wonder if ebook/pdf book people have the same problem I do with downloading movies. Just download more and more at a much faster rate than I can actually watch them and many just sit there going unwatched gathering virtual dust. When there’s actually money going into, I pace myself with buying books, and so there’s a much higher ratio of Things I Have to Things I Read and Actually Will Read.

>> No.17848283

why waste money on toilet and running water when you can literally shit and piss anywhere you want in the woods for free?

>> No.17848285

>>17847936
oh boy

>> No.17848287

>>17848283
You kind of have a point

>> No.17848289

>>17848223
back to /tv/

>> No.17848290

>>17847767
What should I use my money for instead?

>> No.17848298

>>17848283
t. poojeet

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