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Flight of the Tarantula Hawk
by Michael Allan Scott

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On the IndieReader Best Book list and featured on NBC's Daytime Show, the second book in the Lance Underphal Mystery series is part of a new breed of supernatural thrillers which can be read and enjoyed in any order. Dark, different, featuring a damaged psychic, this is one of those disturbing novels that keeps you guessing.

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Re: Do you still buy paper books? Used bookstores are making a comeback...
« Reply #125 on: July 31, 2017, 08:08:06 PM »
Count me in as another lover of print books. I read e-books because they're affordable in bulk, but print books are my best friends. When I run into them around the house, I only have to see the cover to remember the plot and what it made me feel when I read it. I don't seem to make the same connection with e-book covers, possibly because I only see it once rather than every time I pick it up. 

...now I feel guilty for doing so much electronic reading lately.  I'm going to go make sure my books know that I still love them.  :)

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Re: Do you still buy paper books? Used bookstores are making a comeback...
« Reply #126 on: August 01, 2017, 12:58:21 PM »
...now I feel guilty for doing so much electronic reading lately.  I'm going to go make sure my books know that I still love them.  :)

That's exactly how I sometimes feel :)

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Re: Do you still buy paper books? Used bookstores are making a comeback...
« Reply #127 on: August 02, 2017, 03:52:39 PM »
I don't think I could ever bring myself to completely give up books in their physical form. If I want to relax at home with a good book, that's when I truly rely on paperbacks. I tend to save my kindle for travelling and holidays, so in that sense it's a total lifesaver. I mean what would a holiday be without a few good books? :)


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« Reply #128 on: August 07, 2017, 02:09:19 PM »
I  still prefer print books. I know they take up a lot  of room, but there's something comforting  about having book shelves around the house.
We're in the process of downsizing, so we've had to throw some out and it's been such a wrench.  I have to add that they all went to the charity shop. I'd never throw a book away.
And it was only a couple of bags in the end  because I  couldn't quite bring myself to get rid of them. You see, I might read them again. You never know.  ;)


 
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Re: Do you still buy paper books? Used bookstores are making a comeback...
« Reply #129 on: October 03, 2017, 08:11:14 PM »
That's all I buy. I have a Kindle, but I've only read one book on it and now just use it to double check the formatting on my own books. Paperbacks smell and feel better (ha). Also, most of the books I read (non-fiction accounts of war generals and the like) are too expensive on Kindle to justify not having something tangible. I also love graphic novels and manga, and I own a Paper White (I think, I don't even know for sure!), so I can't enjoy the art, which is half the fun with such books.

I will not read on Kindle unless I am eventually forced to (by lack of paperbacks or worsening eyesight). Who knows? Maybe when it comes to that I won't read at all anymore. Currently, if I find a book that sounds good and it's only available in e-book form, I just don't read it.  :(

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« Reply #130 on: October 09, 2017, 09:12:36 PM »
I have to buy print books, many authors are not in ebook form. 

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« Reply #131 on: October 09, 2017, 11:56:44 PM »
When I'm at the airport I love to buy a book for the trip, there's something about the weight of it in your hands, the flip of the crisp pages... Holding a book, like stroking a cat - is comforting. I think there is also some research that suggests you remember more when you read from a book than from a screen. :)

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« Reply #132 on: October 22, 2017, 06:37:51 PM »
I do about half of my reading while sitting with a child who's having trouble falling asleep, so I really need my kindle and its backlight! So I don't typically buy print books anymore. And I almost exclusively borrow ebooks from the library as well. It's that instant gratification...


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« Reply #133 on: October 26, 2017, 11:41:54 PM »
While my Kindle is indispensable, I do love paper.  90% of my reading is on kindle or a tablet, but I'll never fully give up paperbacks. The feel of a good book in your hands is fantastic, like holding gold coins stolen from the coffers of a palace.
The smell of a new paperback is also quite intoxicating. haha
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« Reply #134 on: October 27, 2017, 06:55:06 AM »
I vividly remember in pre-computer days being invited to someone's home for the first time and having a feeling that there was something 'wrong'. It took me a while to realise there were no bookcases, or even books lying around.
I also knew someone who would arrive early to pick up a first date so that he had time to browse her bookshelves to see what type of books she read.
I think computers and  e-readers might have changed all this  ::)

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« Reply #135 on: November 20, 2017, 07:45:18 AM »
I vividly remember in pre-computer days being invited to someone's home for the first time and having a feeling that there was something 'wrong'. It took me a while to realise there were no bookcases, or even books lying around.
I also knew someone who would arrive early to pick up a first date so that he had time to browse her bookshelves to see what type of books she read.
I think computers and  e-readers might have changed all this  ::)


Sadly, some people 'stage' their living rooms with bookshelves and curated titles that they don't read but present to guests to come across as intellectual or hip or whatever. And there are people paid to help people create that curated list. Crazy world.

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« Reply #136 on: November 20, 2017, 09:57:57 AM »

Sadly, some people 'stage' their living rooms with bookshelves and curated titles that they don't read but present to guests to come across as intellectual or hip or whatever. And there are people paid to help people create that curated list. Crazy world.

I know some hotels buy books 'by the yard' to furnish their 'libraries' or communal rooms  ::).

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« Reply #137 on: November 20, 2017, 10:09:59 AM »
Ugh. I've seen people buy books based on their cover colors so that they coordinate with the color scheme in their rooms. They don't read the books...just use them as props.   :'(

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« Reply #138 on: November 20, 2017, 11:28:06 AM »
Ugh. I've seen people buy books based on their cover colors so that they coordinate with the color scheme in their rooms. They don't read the books...just use them as props.   :'(

Funny you should mention that. A neighbour gave me two bags of books to give to the church library. I asked if it was ok for me to read some before handing them over. I chose 8 books and placed them on my bedside table. Everyone of them had a blue cover - and my bedroom is painted in pale blue. Was it some sort of subliminal choice?

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