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dino_v
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Re: DTMs - Saving 'Em or Getting Rid of 'Em

I haven't purchased any DTBs since I got the NOOK when it first came out. Since then, I have moved to anew house and so far (I've been there a year) haven't unpacked any of my DTBs. I'll probably donate them, at this point.

 

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dino_v wrote:

I haven't purchased any DTBs since I got the NOOK when it first came out. Since then, I have moved to anew house and so far (I've been there a year) haven't unpacked any of my DTBs. I'll probably donate them, at this point.

 

It's actually quite refreshing to design an interior without bookshelves!


 

I, too, recently moved to a new (smaller) home and had to do some major downsizing.  One thing that was not questioned was the fact that the books would not be in the "gotta get rid of" pile.  I enjoy seeing my books on shelves, even though I am not reading them.  Plenty of things in the old house, waiting to be stored or re-cycled, but the books made it to the new place before any of the furniture.

 

Different strokes.  :smileywink:

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A word of caution.....just don't sell any book at a yard sale that someone will pick up and be told on Antiques Roadshow that the book is worth $100,000. :smileysurprised:

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Nothing.  I still read my paper books and still buy them.  I have a library instead of a formal living room and donn't see that changing anytime soon, if ever.  For me, ebooks didn't replace one format; they just added another.

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We are keeping our hardcovers.  Any paperbacks that are available for nook, we have gotten rid of.  While we still have a half dozen bookcases - they are no longer overflowing.

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OK, gotta ask: what does DTB stand for? I get that it refers to hard copy books, but what exactly does the acronym stand for? 

 

Any way, I have many many MANY books, and a growing collection of ebooks. My library of spirituality, mythology, poetry, etc., are all hard copies. I "talk" to my books, i.e. underlining and making notations in the margins. And I write inside the front cover the month/year I read these books. Many of them get reread, and redated. It's interesting to see what stood out to me then, and what stood out on a second reading. So I make new marks, in a different color. 

 

I know that there is a way to hilite and comment on the Nook, but it's just not as easy as doing it with a pencil in a real book. So, my Nook pretty much has fiction on it....books I'll read one time only. The exception being the many many free classics offered by B&N. I love that I have all these, all with no shelf space taken up. And I can't wait to read many/all of them.

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LSCB, the acronymn, DTB, stands for "dead tree book."

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Re: DTMs - Saving 'Em or Getting Rid of 'Em

Love it! And I never would have guessed, so thanks for sharing.

 

Makes me feel better, too, that these days when I buy a, um, DTB, I buy used! -- LSCB

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I haven't purchased any new DTBs in a long time.  I am using my Nook for leisure titles, library books and freebies mostly.  I am getting rid of the leisure title (which admittedly will mean different things to different people) DTBs after I read them.

 

I am keeping my favorite titles as DTBs (Dracula, Dante's Inferno, Shakespeare, Illyad and Odyssey, etc.) and will probably buy new DTBs of the same title if the volume is attractive and well translated.

 

I am keeping my favorite history DTBs.  I like history.

 

Bottom line: I am trying to reduce my DTB footprint as much as possible and increase the use of my NookColor.

 

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I just don't enjoy reading DTB's any more.  Period.

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