So I just obtained the entire collection of Fine Woodworking
Magazines, having kept my eyes open for the past few years. I had
thought of getting the digital collection, but there's something about
being able to sit down in my reading chair and thumb through those old
magazines that just feels....good. I must be getting old - I'm
starting to collect things! I now have the complete Woodsmith,
ShopNotes and the aforementioned FWW. Any other recommendations? I
simply "love" building new shelves on which to store my accumulated
<sigh> (of contentment this time)
Congratulations on completing your collection. I keep thinking I need
to learn how to discard things. My wife and I both like books. I've
started placing antique tools in front of the books on the shelves, mine
that is. Square footage isn't exactly in great abundance here; you
evidently have more. Enjoy!
My wife and I have the same affliction. So we put up a bunch of 7'
bookcases and discovered all that did was absorb all the books scattered
around the house and concentrate them in one place--but we still had no room
for new books. So we sold (to used bookshops) or donated (to the local
library) forty or fifty boxes of books. That allowed us a year or two of
buying new books, if we ignore the twenty or thirty boxes of books we still
have in storage. I'd consider one of those electronic book gadgets, but it
seems that few of the books I'd be interested in are offered for any of
those devices. Somebody has a back-breaking job ahead of them when we kick
A friend who is a Professor was evicted from his
apartment for a structural reason. It seems his book
was damaging the ceiling in the unit below. My guess would
be he has well over 10,000 volumes now.
If you have to get the boot, that is a classy reason.
When they come up with an e-book reader you can mark
in, that has a place for marginalia and other notes, it will
be a headline unit.
When they come up with ebook readers that can be dropped in the bathtub,
flung across a room, dropped off a porch, have a hammer dropped on it,
survive getting somewhat baked in a fire and when falling apart remain
readable, and be readable for the next hundred years or so ....and don't
require batteries..... I'll get one...
Oh yeah, and have first editions appreciate in value.
I knew somebody like that many years ago, most of his apartment was
heavy-duty steel shelving full of books, he left himself just enough room to
cook, bathe and sleep--the rest was books. I have to question how many of
those books he actually read, I suspect a small minority. I guess it's like
having chisels still in the package, never used, and still buying more.
For me the only reason to buy one would be the ability to download pretty
much any book in print, when they do that they'll have me as a customer.
And I'd want to be able to transfer the book to a storage drive and be able
to reload it on the reader again later. I guess I'll be sticking with books
I bought my wife a Color Nook for Christmas. They also save the purchased
e-books so it can be reloaded. She had the older model and upgrading was
automatic. I doubt any free books (Project Gutenburg, etc.) are saved or even
savable anywhere, though.
Thanks to everyone for the comments on e-reader
I hope the future holds is a machine that can incorporate
and notes from a stylus directly into the text--as well as
allow their later
local erasure from the saved document if a later reading
advises that. It's
been forever since a book has gone by without penciled
Here's a rather nifty picaissiette bathroom wall treatment
Just a footnote, "picassiette" is also rendered as "pique
has been translated as "stolen from another's plate",
broken plates are a fundamental resource in the craft.
On Mon, 7 Mar 2011 16:57:57 -0800, "Edward Hennessey"
I'm sure that's on its way.
I feel that Amazon has shot themselves in the foot by not allowing
your entire library to be bulk-downloaded after a replacement Kindle
has been sent to you, after the third one has died, y'know? But, no.
They want you to remember your list and download each one separately.
Read all the (especially some of the lower-starred) feedback comments
to get the overall tone of acceptance of the Kindlebeast. It's not all
sweetness and light.
Scary, all those authors watching over my shoulder in the bath...
Life is full of obstacle illusions.
-- Grant Frazier
On Fri, 04 Mar 2011 17:04:53 -0800, DGDevin wrote:
We live in a double-wide mobile home. There are bookcases everywhere.
We just went to rummage sale this morning and came home with another
dozen. We donate some of ours to the Meals on Wheels book sale some
years, but then we go to the sale and buy others. Then there's my
collection of woodworking and model RR magazines. It's an addiction!
Intelligence is an experiment that failed - G. B. Shaw
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