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Public Library

AmericanMusic

Registered Member
When reading a book do you ever get any from the Pubic Library? Do you buy them from the store?
What kind of books would you check out or buy? Even include magazines.
 

Shooting_Palanx

The Rock is cooking atm..
I used to be an avid reader, now all my reading is online unfortunately. I used to borrow from time to time. Last time I bought a book was an autobiography of Tim Cahill the Australian soccer player. I'd always check out mystery type novels, and fantasy stuff also.
 

MainerMikeBrown

Registered Member
I volunteer at a local public library. And they always have a basket full of magazines they want to get rid of, even though the magazines are not old and are fairly new. I take them home and read them some.

They have magazines such as Web MD and Time Magazine.
 

Impaired

Registered Member
The library is awesome for audio books too. I do not go often, with the kids grown. I tend to buy books often - right now about 50-50 paper vs ebook.
 

Konshentz

Konshentz
I used to visit the local library daily back when I was younger. I loved to read and that's where the cute neighbor twins hung out. Seemed like the smart place to be. Haha. I don't think I have set foot in that place in 15 years, though. And why would I? I have a Kindle and Amazon at my finger tips. And the twins are long gone.
 

Hilander

Free Spirit
Staff member
V.I.P.
I haven't visited the local library in years. I do most of my reading online anymore. What little I do, these days I'm too busy to do much reading. I've been giving away magazines to the local doctors and dentists offices. For some reason my son started getting them for no reason. Good magazines I just don't have time for them.
 

MainerMikeBrown

Registered Member
I have purchased books from the store more than once.

Most books that I buy are textbooks, not novels (although I do have a few Chicken Soup For The Soul books, as I sometimes like reading short stories).
 

asp3

Registered Member
I get most of the books I read from the library or used book stores. I will sometimes buy a book for my iPad and iPhone if I really want to read it but that isn't often. I'll sometimes use inter-library transfers to get books my library doesn't have.
 

dDave

Well-Known Member
V.I.P.
I get most of the books I read from the library or used book stores. I will sometimes buy a book for my iPad and iPhone if I really want to read it but that isn't often. I'll sometimes use inter-library transfers to get books my library doesn't have.
There must be something wrong with me, I just don't like going to the library. Book stores are amazing though. I certainly don't mind used books either. Probably half of my collection came used if nor more.
 

asp3

Registered Member
There must be something wrong with me, I just don't like going to the library. Book stores are amazing though. I certainly don't mind used books either. Probably half of my collection came used if nor more.
I wouldn't say there's something wrong with you, if you don't like libraries there's no reason to start going to them unless you're really motivated to do so. Here we are able to request books online and pick them up at our local branch, so that's what I do sometimes. However I love libraries and love just browsing through the racks sometimes and finding neat books. Sometimes when I'm looking for a new book to read I'll go to the new science fiction section or the new non-fiction section, pull out a book that looks interesting or has an interesting title and read the first few pages. If it interests me I'll get it otherwise back it goes.
 
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