The City on Fire

June 20th, 2020 at 11:24:39 AM permalink
terapined
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Quote: kenarman
You haven't noticed that books are being stripped from libraries in ever increasing numbers. More and more social media is having content stripped stripped that doesn't meet the 'current truth'. You should really be on your guards for scams since you don't seem to be very aware of what is going on around you.
Nope, due to kindle, I see a massive amount of books I can borrow from the library. If anything, the number of books is increasing exponentially if you are a resident with a great county library system.
This is a great social media site. I learn a lot here. We have the perfect example of no censorship here. All views allowed. There is no current truth here. kenarman has freedom to express his views with no restrictions here.
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June 20th, 2020 at 11:27:49 AM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: kenarman
You haven't noticed that books are being stripped from libraries in ever increasing numbers. More and more social media is having
content stripped stripped that doesn't meet the 'current truth'. You should really be on your guards for scams since you don't seem to be very aware of what is going on around you.


You mean books like, “I have two mommies”?

I think the attempt at book banning is older than both of us put together. I’m arguing over what’s Important to venerate versus putting it in a museum.
Trump says his supporters are dumber than a sack of rocks
June 20th, 2020 at 11:29:17 AM permalink
Gandler
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Quote: terapined
Nope, due to kindle, I see a massive amount of books I can borrow from the library. If anything, the number of books is increasing exponentially if you are a resident with a great county library system.
This is a great social media site. I learn a lot here. We have the perfect example of no censorship here. All views allowed. There is no current truth here. kenarman has freedom to express his views with no restrictions here.


Yes!

Not related to your point main point.

But, I like how you mention Kindle can be used at libraries to virtually borrow/rent books. Not a lot of people know this, but many public libraries you can bring a Kindle (or whatever Ereader) and digitally borrow books for free if you have library card (which is also free). Way more efficient than lugging physical books to and from libraries. A very cool feature that many local libraries have that many don't know about.
June 20th, 2020 at 11:34:30 AM permalink
rxwine
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I always thought the former Mayor Goodman’s Mob Museum was a bit sketchy at best, but still okay.
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June 20th, 2020 at 12:58:01 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Gandler
Yes!

Not related to your point main point.

But, I like how you mention Kindle can be used at libraries to virtually borrow/rent books. Not a lot of people know this, but many public libraries you can bring a Kindle (or whatever Ereader) and digitally borrow books for free if you have library card (which is also free). Way more efficient than lugging physical books to and from libraries. A very cool feature that many local libraries have that many don't know about.

Electronic borrowing from the library is great. I can be anywhere on the planet with internet and I can download any book I like in their system. We are living in the future. Library's are no longer confined by physical space. They can buy whatever they want electronically and provide it to their members electronically for free. I'm amazed at the number of books I have access too. I check out books on a whim. Dont like it or cant get into it, I move on. My county has a great library system. They buy tons of books and popular books, they will buy multiple copies so the wait time is not long if already checked out.
I use the App Overdrive. It connects me to my county library system, enter my card number and pin. I'm in. Besides kindle books, audio books availible for free as well. Sometimes I will do those for long drives.
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June 20th, 2020 at 1:11:57 PM permalink
rxwine
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The free Gutenberg Project has been around for a long time. Old books.

https://www.gutenberg.org/
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June 20th, 2020 at 1:13:01 PM permalink
kenarman
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Quote: rxwine
You mean books like, “I have two mommies”?

I think the attempt at book banning is older than both of us put together. I’m arguing over what’s Important to venerate versus putting it in a museum.


I was thinking more like the "Bobbsey Twins" series of books or "Tom Sawyer" to mention just a couple.
"but if you make yourselves sheep, the wolves will eat you." Benjamin Franklin
June 20th, 2020 at 1:17:50 PM permalink
Gandler
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Quote: rxwine
The free Gutenberg Project has been around for a long time. Old books.

https://www.gutenberg.org/


Unfortunately books are covered by copywrite for an absurd period of time.

But, Gutenberg is great for the classics and historical works.
June 20th, 2020 at 1:38:16 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: kenarman
I was thinking more like the "Bobbsey Twins" series of books or "Tom Sawyer" to mention just a couple.

Dont know about Bobbey Twins but checked my library. Must be a series because a huge number availible via kindle. I can also get Tom Sawyer, kindle or audio for free (of course tax supported)
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June 20th, 2020 at 2:02:53 PM permalink
Dalex64
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Tom Sawyer and a number of Bobbsey Twins books are available through Kindle Unlimited, too.
That's the new capitalist-not-socialist library.

Just checked the local library, they have them also.

However, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Bobbsey Twins pulled from the libraries, for no more sinister reason than lack of circulation.
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