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I like the feel of the book and the turn of the page so I regularly order my books for a quick pickup at the library.  Unless of course a friend has just finished a good one and loans it to me!

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I love my library

My favorite is authors are

Robert B Parker

James Patterson

 

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I cannot read books online. Part of that is because I do most of my reading while soaking in the tub, and phones and water don't mix well. I prefer ink on paper.

I rarely pay the cover price for a book. I've bought some at authors' signings, some (nonfiction) online, but most books I buy are from a used-book store. I've also found some books in the various waiting rooms at VA hospitals I've visited. When I am done with a book (that I don't want to hang on to, to eventually re-read) I leave it behind at the VA hospital, like a magpie would.

When I move to a new area, one of the first things I do is get a library card. 

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I use the Libby App and download library books, periodicals, magazines, etc free from my library.  Can get audiobooks as well.  The App requires a current library card to set up and begin reading.  

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 I like the feel of a book in my hand.  I borrow books from the local library where I also volunteer in the used book store.  I especially enjoy re-reading books of my own that I've had since my high school days, most being poetry books.  Then there's my collect of James Bond and also the Saint books, plus ancient Reader's Disgest condensed hard cover books that belonged to my parents andwhich most younger people don't even know existed.  Even though I'm at my computer for several hours most days writing articles for an online magazine (so others can read my words on the screen rather than on paper), my preference is still the hold-in-my-hands book.  

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I read ebooks from the library on my tablet using the Kindle app.

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Buy usually used from Amazon 

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I generally get my books from the library; however, if it is not available or will be a long time before the book becomes available, I will purchase a used copy online.  The exception is when there is a new book out that I can't wait to read which may force me to purchase a new hardcopy edition.

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I read books on kindle, purchase, and check out at library. 
When possible, I check out eBooks from the library and read with kindle. It makes traveling with many, many books a possibility. 
My goal, upon retirement, was to reduce book purchases by 80%. Thanks to the local library, that has been accomplished. 

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