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Best Way to Get Books?

Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by Ian Buchanan, Mar 1, 2018.


How do you typically obtain your books?

  1. Purchase (Online)

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  2. Purchase (In-Store)

    1 vote(s)
  3. Rent (from library)

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  4. Borrow

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  1. Ian Buchanan

    Ian Buchanan New Member

    Mar 1, 2018
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    Hi all,
    I've just picked up reading as an active hobby of mine! I currently visit the library to obtain my books most of the time, but have found limited availability an inconvenience at times. I was wondering how most of you all obtain your books? What are some of the pros and cons you've noticed through obtaining books via various methods (online, in-store, library, etc.)? Thanks for the insight everyone!
  2. sparkchaser

    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

    Aug 9, 2007
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    between the lines
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    Amazon is where I get most of mine from.

    For out of print books, addall.com/used has been an amazing resource.
  3. Peder

    Peder Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2005
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    Amazon online, mainly: It is just so convenient.
    Hardcovers or e-books: depending mainly on price.
    But also at the local Barnes and Noble, and at library sales which we visit regularly: for anything that catches our eye.
  4. cookieprincess2019

    cookieprincess2019 Member

    Feb 17, 2019
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    Currently Reading:
    Toto- The Ninja Cat
    You can buy cheap books in the charity shop but most of them have the same thing. But I would recommended just going to a book shop if your looking for a series or the same author. If you want facts or history-go to the library :p I think its nice to finish a book and put it along with other books IV read in my "book area" of my bedroom :)
  5. bougti

    bougti New Member

    Jan 16, 2019
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    Reading online is different from reading offline. Are language teachers’ strategies for reading electronic texts and reading printed texts different? Do language teachers have different attitudes toward reading printed texts and reading electronic texts, particularly web-based reading materials? Several groups of in-service language teachers enrolled in a postgraduate course on computer-assisted language learning offered by an Australian university were asked to respond to these questions in online discussion forums. This article presents data from the discussion forums and investigates the teachers’ perspectives on online reading, while exploring the differences between online reading and offline reading and the advantages and disadvantages of the two forms of reading. Findings indicate that many teachers liked to download and print study materials for both physical and academic reasons. While most teachers preferred to read online for accessing study materials, they preferred to print out copies for more detailed reading of journal articles. These results have implications for language teacher education and professional development in e-learning environments.

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