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We will continue to provide you with books that make you turn pages well past midnight, discover new worlds, and reunite with old friends. And we hope that you’ll continue to tell us how you’re doing, what you’re reading, and what books mean to you.

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Kevin
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The Water Cooler

We probably need a more high-tech name for this, but every forum needs a place for general conversation and off-topic threads. So here it is. ... If you've got better names, let's hear 'em ... Maybe we'll find something that works.

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magictaco
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We could call it "The Neighborhood ePub"!  Get it?  It's like a pub, where you'd go to have drinks and talk...  but it's a play on the file name...

 

..get it?  Hah!  Heh...  eh...  okay, shutting up now.  :smileytongue:

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JenRuiz
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Re: The Water Cooler

:smileyvery-happy:

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Doc_Nukem
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magictaco wrote:

We could call it "The Neighborhood ePub"!  Get it?  It's like a pub, where you'd go to have drinks and talk...  but it's a play on the file name...


 

Many think puns are immature. They don't realize you have to wait until they are fully groan.

 

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Heritage07
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Re: The Water Cooler

How about:

 

  • The Breakfast Nook
  • The Corner Nook
  • Nook Street
  • Nook Hangout
  • Nook Sense
  • Nook Stool

 

Don't flame me lol

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magictaco
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Doc_Nukem wrote:

 


magictaco wrote:

We could call it "The Neighborhood ePub"!  Get it?  It's like a pub, where you'd go to have drinks and talk...  but it's a play on the file name...


 

Many think puns are immature. They don't realize you have to wait until they are fully groan.

 


 

Gah!  Stop the punishment!

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T-BONECA
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magictaco wrote:

We could call it "The Neighborhood ePub"!  Get it?  It's like a pub, where you'd go to have drinks and talk...  but it's a play on the file name...

 

..get it?  Hah!  Heh...  eh...  okay, shutting up now.  :smileytongue:


 

I like it. In fact I think I'll go get a pint of Guiness and practice some feathers.

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magictaco wrote:

Doc_Nukem wrote:

 


magictaco wrote:

We could call it "The Neighborhood ePub"!  Get it?  It's like a pub, where you'd go to have drinks and talk...  but it's a play on the file name...


 

Many think puns are immature. They don't realize you have to wait until they are fully groan.

 


 

Gah!  Stop the punishment!


 

Someone should take punitive action

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LaManchaDQ
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Doc_Nukem wrote:

 


magictaco wrote:

We could call it "The Neighborhood ePub"!  Get it?  It's like a pub, where you'd go to have drinks and talk...  but it's a play on the file name...


 

Many think puns are immature. They don't realize you have to wait until they are fully groan.

 


 

 

Doc- ROFL  I love it!

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OPDwife
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I was in my local store today trying once again to get my "more in store"  offers up, but alas...no luck.  On the bright side, I bought the Holiday Tea and White Christmas Tea at half price.  I had never tried them before.  The Holiday Tea is great, I recommend it to all you tea drinkers if you haven't tried it!

When I get a little money I buy books, if any is left, I buy food and clothes
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Angela2932ND
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I like "Neighborhood ePub" too! Very clever!

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lilio
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One of the things I really like about my nook is the potential for keeping my books!  With several long distance moves over the past several years. I have given away a professional library, given away many leisure books, and actually thrown away (akin to book burning in my mind) a few.  Some were lost in the garage sale(s).  I love to re-read books.  Now I can keep books I purchase in one place, and even if my nook dies, I should be able to download the books I purchase to a replacement.  Aaah, relief.

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Heritage07
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lilio wrote:

One of the things I really like about my nook is the potential for keeping my books!  With several long distance moves over the past several years. I have given away a professional library, given away many leisure books, and actually thrown away (akin to book burning in my mind) a few.  Some were lost in the garage sale(s).  I love to re-read books.  Now I can keep books I purchase in one place, and even if my nook dies, I should be able to download the books I purchase to a replacement.  Aaah, relief.


 

Not to mention never misplacing them. I wonder what people will do with all the excess bookshelf space they will have

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lilio wrote:

One of the things I really like about my nook is the potential for keeping my books!  With several long distance moves over the past several years. I have given away a professional library, given away many leisure books, and actually thrown away (akin to book burning in my mind) a few.  Some were lost in the garage sale(s).  I love to re-read books.  Now I can keep books I purchase in one place, and even if my nook dies, I should be able to download the books I purchase to a replacement.  Aaah, relief.


 

that's exactly why i got the nook! so far, i've kept all my books through moves, but last time i moved, i moved a couple houses down, so we decided to just move stuff on foot (a horrible idea!) and used about 2 boxes over and over to move a ton of books, and we moved into an upstairs condo... so that was a lot of fun, and i never want to move books again! (but of course i will... i love reading) so, for me, the nook is a much lighter way to move lots of books.

 

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Ummm, buy more knick knacks?

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lilio
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Heritage07 wrote:

 

Not to mention never misplacing them. I wonder what people will do with all the excess bookshelf space they will have


 

I have heard of that extra shelf space - Is there truly such a thing?  :smileyvery-happy:

 

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debiant
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Neighborhood epub is a great name...

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very-simple
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Heh.  The last time I moved, the movers nearly quit when they saw how many bankers boxes full of books that I had.  I think it was 24.  of just books.  from my studio apartment.  

 

I used to have a system for getting rid of them that involved shipping more serious ones to my brother in the peace corps in micronesia, but now that's just made my library look like I read nothing but fluff, because I sent all of the more serious stuff away.  Plus, my brother is stateside now, so shipping books 40 blocks north to his apartment doesn't have the same effect :smileyhappy:

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The whole moving my entire personal library is the reason I got the nook as well. Or I should say, my husband packing box after box of books into and out of the moving van is the reason HE got me a nook.

But now that I've been replacing titles that I have in hard cover I still find I can't make myself give up the originals so I still have no shelf space. :smileysad:

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RebeccaJ wrote:

The whole moving my entire personal library is the reason I got the nook as well. Or I should say, my husband packing box after box of books into and out of the moving van is the reason HE got me a nook.

But now that I've been replacing titles that I have in hard cover I still find I can't make myself give up the originals so I still have no shelf space. :smileysad:


 

Yep and how about first editions. Some books will always have monetary and sentimental values that an eReader can never replace:smileywink: