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    Books vs Kindle?

    To date, I have filled my bookshelf with physical books. I'm looking to add a few to my library and am considering Kindle for the first time. On the pro side of Kindle, after the initial investment in the device, the price of the "book" is cheaper in Kindle format. On the con side, it won't fill the holes in my bookshelf.

    Would like to hear your comments on each format and what you do, in additional to responding to the poll.

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    I prefer actual books but Kindle is far more convenient for someone trying to downsize their lives and you can read books on a multitude of devices, phone, kindle, computer, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigplayer View Post
    I prefer actual books but Kindle is far more convenient for someone trying to downsize their lives and you can read books on a multitude of devices, phone, kindle, computer, etc.

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    Books, by a long shot. The important stuff is portable for trips, easy to find - and I basically know within a few pages what I want to find. About the only exception to quick find is Don’s massive BJA3, but he likes to quote page number by inquiry.

    As a side note, I’m a lousy typist and auto fill is a pain. My first sentence almost read “Books, by a king shit”. Certainly not my intent.

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    Other than textbooks and other books that include vital charts and graphs that don't always format well on Kindle, I read only on Kindle, and have for several years. According to my Kindle, I have read over 200 books on it in the last three years.

    It's not even a close call for me, for many reasons -- a few are that Kindle is easier to read under almost any conditions, easier on my aging eyes, portability without having to think about it, takes up no space in my house, available instantly to purchase.

    For your bookshelf, buy some bookends.
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    Although I enjoy looking at my bookshelves and thinking back on the what I've learned and enjoyed by reading the hard and soft cover books that I see there, for the last 10 years or so, about 90% of the books I read are on Kindle.
    The reasons are ease of acquisition,ability to change the size of the font, maps, and pictures, and the cost of Kindle books are significantly less than "real books". (The cost of eBooks is usually less than the cost of physical books, and Kindle allows multiple people on the same account, so my 3 brothers and I each pay 1/4th of the cost of each book we buy.) Another advantage is traveling with a lot of books in a small tablet.
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    Many of you here told me to read more and post less. I rarely read a physical book or a kindle, but I read whatever pdf books available online. I find the most effective way to learn is to talk to experts on this forum.

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    Books can provide a far wider view of the subject. Details about comportment, casinos operations, the inner workings of the games, provide opportunities. Many here have extensive libraries. That's why they can answer questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Books can provide a far wider view of the subject. Details about comportment, casinos operations, the inner workings of the games, provide opportunities. Many here have extensive libraries. That's why they can answer questions.
    Just counted 185 gaming books in my library, plus at least that many magazines, including the full set of Blackjack Forum and many of the older publications, including all of Wong's BJ Newsletters.

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