Friday, March 6, 2009

sad but true

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Maybe Kindles and e-books really are the way to go.

8 comments:

Robb Allen said...

Is that really a problem? I mean, I hear stuff from time to time but I just can't imagine it, you know, actually happening.

Skullz said...

But you have such entertaining stories!

On the flip side, yes, Kindles are awesome - I wouldn't trade mine.

Of course, I still like taking my son to the library so he can find all sorts of good stuff - although lately, the comic hero books are starting to get to me.

LibertyNews said...

I sure hope that isn't a constant problem! I enjoy taking my kids to the Library, and we also have the Bookmobile that comes to the end of our road every two weeks.

Librarians are always such helpful, knowledgeable people. But maybe I'm biased since my mom is one ;)

Lissa said...

I make sweet, sweet blog-love to my Kindle, but it doesn't have to be an either-or. I would never want to read The DaVinci Code unless it was the big hardcover with the beautiful paintings.

Earl said...

Oh, well, on my way to the courthouse for my renewal of my concealed carry I will have to stop at the library, if I can get by all the drug dealers on the sidewalks in front of the library and courthouse. But then, I am always in awe of the good people going to do good things in both those buildings and knowing that the bad people aren't paying the taxes to support the good ones, it is the other way around -- aren't you happy your representatives and President are going to add to your burden? Me neither.... great song.

Assrot said...

I have always loved libraries. They have always been one of my very few places to go when I need peace and solitude. In fact they were at one time my number one spot to go just to relax and be by myself with a good book.

These days the university libraries in Florida no longer enforce any kind of rules about being quiet and you can bring your food, drink, mp3 player and even make out with your lover as noisily as you wish. At any given time a bar or nightclub is probably a quiter place.

Most have study rooms that you can reserve and use but you must have 2 or more people to reserve one and they are time limited to an hour.

The libraries of today quite frankly suck compared to the libraries I used in my younger days. There is a lot more information available today but the environment and the people are not what I expect to see in a library.

Even the librarians down here are for the most part worthless. I think they hire the homeless to staff the various desks. It is rare to find someone like Breda in a library down here. We have one or two old school librarians that are always nice and helpful but for the most part, you have to wake the librarians up or drag them away from their cell phone to get any help and then they act like they are doing you a favor by doing their job.

I have not come across the homeless persons jacking off yet but then I don't use the computer labs in the library since I have remote access.

Is that homeless person jerking off really an issue where you work?

More and more I find this is not my world anymore. In many ways I find that having fewer days ahead than behind is a blessing in disguise.

Keep up the good work Breda. A librarian like you is a rare and valuable person down here. They are very much appreciated by some of us that actually know what a library is for.

I've been thinking about a Kindle but they will have to come way down on the price before I spring for one. I still like the feel of a good hardcover book in hand when I read.

Joe

Brigid said...

I don't like e-books. I like the smell and the feel of the hardbound page. Exploring the alleyways of a library full of classics can't be traded for any electronic experienced.

falnfenix said...

to quote one of my favorite comic authors,

"Sometimes I get the impression that I'm the only person in the world that doesn't want a Kindle, just because I love stanky old book smell."

and

"Seriously. Old libraries? I could HUFF old libraries."

i agree with her.