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How do you typically obtain your books?

Purchase (Online)
22
29%
Purchase (In-Store)
20
26%
Rent (from library)
24
31%
Borrow
11
14%
 
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Re: Best Way to Get Books?

Post by Jesscar6 » 15 Apr 2018, 06:46

ianbuchanan wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 16:50
Jesscar6 wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 03:31
ianbuchanan wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 15:18


Not too shabby! So you pay for the subscription and the roughly £9 per month? I hate to sound foolish, but I just wanted to clarify! :lol:
Think it's £8 a month
And you get as many ebooks as you'd like for just the £8 a month? If so, that's quite the deal!
Anything which is on Kindle Unlimited. You can have up to 10 at a time. Then you just swap them back for another

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Post by ianbuchanan » 15 Apr 2018, 20:34

Jesscar6 wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 06:46
ianbuchanan wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 16:50
Jesscar6 wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 03:31


Think it's £8 a month
And you get as many ebooks as you'd like for just the £8 a month? If so, that's quite the deal!
Anything which is on Kindle Unlimited. You can have up to 10 at a time. Then you just swap them back for another
Oh, so it works similar to a library of sorts? You get the books for a certain amount of time?

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Post by Jesscar6 » 16 Apr 2018, 07:07

ianbuchanan wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 20:34
Jesscar6 wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 06:46
ianbuchanan wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 16:50


And you get as many ebooks as you'd like for just the £8 a month? If so, that's quite the deal!
Anything which is on Kindle Unlimited. You can have up to 10 at a time. Then you just swap them back for another
Oh, so it works similar to a library of sorts? You get the books for a certain amount of time?

You can keep them as long as you have your membership, just you can only have up to 10 at a time

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Post by ianbuchanan » 16 Apr 2018, 16:12

Jesscar6 wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 07:07
ianbuchanan wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 20:34
Jesscar6 wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 06:46


Anything which is on Kindle Unlimited. You can have up to 10 at a time. Then you just swap them back for another
Oh, so it works similar to a library of sorts? You get the books for a certain amount of time?

You can keep them as long as you have your membership, just you can only have up to 10 at a time
I see, thanks so much for helping me understand this!

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Post by Allie_L » 16 Apr 2018, 18:59

ianbuchanan wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 16:46
Allie_L wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 17:40
ianbuchanan wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 15:12


Awesome, thanks for sharing! How long is your library deadline? For my local library it is 3 weeks, which works well for my reading pace and schedule. And yes, I agree, having a personal library is something I also desire, some books may be just to good to rent and return!
I think my public library was something like 3 weeks as well, although at the time I was maybe 14 and couldn't drive along with a very busy home life, so returning books often got forgotten. Meanwhile a bookstore was a block over from my school, so I used to go there during my lunch.
I see, can;t be much more convenient than a block away! Do ever buy online? Many people I've talked to in this forum have given me great tips on where to look?
I don't by online, not because I'm opposed, but because I just love going to bookstores. My best-friend and I try to meet up at least once a week and our go-to meet up spot is a Chapters in our area with a Starbucks attached. So we usually will grab a coffee, sit and talk for a bit, then walk around the store for an hour.

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Post by ianbuchanan » 17 Apr 2018, 14:40

Allie_L wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 18:59
ianbuchanan wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 16:46
Allie_L wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 17:40


I think my public library was something like 3 weeks as well, although at the time I was maybe 14 and couldn't drive along with a very busy home life, so returning books often got forgotten. Meanwhile a bookstore was a block over from my school, so I used to go there during my lunch.
I see, can;t be much more convenient than a block away! Do ever buy online? Many people I've talked to in this forum have given me great tips on where to look?
I don't by online, not because I'm opposed, but because I just love going to bookstores. My best-friend and I try to meet up at least once a week and our go-to meet up spot is a Chapters in our area with a Starbucks attached. So we usually will grab a coffee, sit and talk for a bit, then walk around the store for an hour.
Very cool! I also don't buy online, but mainly for cost concerns and the convenience of my local library. I do also love being surrounded by books, so much out there to learn and enjoy, and bookstores are the places for that! I've never heard of Chapters...is that a local chain in your area?

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Post by ValBookReviews » 18 Apr 2018, 12:44

ianbuchanan wrote:
01 Apr 2018, 20:37
ValBookReviews wrote:
31 Mar 2018, 21:28
I find purchasing on line a better and best way for me.
Thanks for sharing! Is that primarily for cost reasons? Where do you typically buy from?
No problem! Yes, mainly for the cost. I usually, of course, typically buy them from Amazon.
"And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life". (Revelation 20:12 (NKJV) :reading-7:

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Post by ianbuchanan » 18 Apr 2018, 15:54

ValBookReviews wrote:
18 Apr 2018, 12:44
ianbuchanan wrote:
01 Apr 2018, 20:37
ValBookReviews wrote:
31 Mar 2018, 21:28
I find purchasing on line a better and best way for me.
Thanks for sharing! Is that primarily for cost reasons? Where do you typically buy from?
No problem! Yes, mainly for the cost. I usually, of course, typically buy them from Amazon.
A great low cost option! Is the shipping charge usually an added cost for you? Or do you have Amazon Prime or just select standard shipping to minimize costs? I know that, not being a Prime member, if I want a book fast I have to pay a good amount for the book to be delivered quickly. One of the few unfortunate points about Amazon in my opinion.

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Post by KasieMiehlke » 18 Apr 2018, 17:05

I tend to get my books from a local used bookstore, but I also go to yard sales and library sales to see if I can find anything that looks good.

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Post by ianbuchanan » 19 Apr 2018, 19:00

KasieMiehlke wrote:
18 Apr 2018, 17:05
I tend to get my books from a local used bookstore, but I also go to yard sales and library sales to see if I can find anything that looks good.
Awesome, thanks for sharing! Sounds like cost is something you pay attention to...do you have a local library near by?

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Post by KasieMiehlke » 22 Apr 2018, 11:30

ianbuchanan wrote:
19 Apr 2018, 19:00
KasieMiehlke wrote:
18 Apr 2018, 17:05
I tend to get my books from a local used bookstore, but I also go to yard sales and library sales to see if I can find anything that looks good.
Awesome, thanks for sharing! Sounds like cost is something you pay attention to...do you have a local library near by?
I have 3 libraries within 15 miles of my house.

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Post by ianbuchanan » 22 Apr 2018, 22:02

KasieMiehlke wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 11:30
ianbuchanan wrote:
19 Apr 2018, 19:00
KasieMiehlke wrote:
18 Apr 2018, 17:05
I tend to get my books from a local used bookstore, but I also go to yard sales and library sales to see if I can find anything that looks good.
Awesome, thanks for sharing! Sounds like cost is something you pay attention to...do you have a local library near by?
I have 3 libraries within 15 miles of my house.
Wow, that's convenient! Do you go to them frequently?

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Post by KasieMiehlke » 23 Apr 2018, 09:05

ianbuchanan wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 22:02
KasieMiehlke wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 11:30
ianbuchanan wrote:
19 Apr 2018, 19:00


Awesome, thanks for sharing! Sounds like cost is something you pay attention to...do you have a local library near by?
I have 3 libraries within 15 miles of my house.
Wow, that's convenient! Do you go to them frequently?
I try to go to them every couple of weeks.

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Post by ianbuchanan » 23 Apr 2018, 16:30

KasieMiehlke wrote:
23 Apr 2018, 09:05
ianbuchanan wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 22:02
KasieMiehlke wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 11:30

I have 3 libraries within 15 miles of my house.
Wow, that's convenient! Do you go to them frequently?
I try to go to them every couple of weeks.
Awesome, do you prefer to own versus rent books? I know every avid reader probably aspires to build their own library at some point :lol:

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Post by KasieMiehlke » 24 Apr 2018, 08:56

ianbuchanan wrote:
23 Apr 2018, 16:30
KasieMiehlke wrote:
23 Apr 2018, 09:05
ianbuchanan wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 22:02


Wow, that's convenient! Do you go to them frequently?
I try to go to them every couple of weeks.
Awesome, do you prefer to own versus rent books? I know every avid reader probably aspires to build their own library at some point :lol:
I prefer to own them.

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