[LMB] OT: can't skip to the end of an ebook?

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 04:28:30 BST 2021


I inherited all of my James Bond books from my dad. As well a university
press books on American Archeology which are hard to find.

On Mon, Jun 7, 2021, 10:58 AM Sue Wartell <swartell at gmail.com> wrote:

> Someone whose identity I lost track of in nested comments said of
> booksellers re: pare copies:
> “And they don't break into your house and steal it when you die.”
>
> Me:  and to me that’s one of the advantages of ebooks!  Why should I add to
> the burdens of my nearest and dearest when I’m gone?  I certainly won’t
> need the books then!  And between my tastes and my reading speed, the vast
> majority of my books would go to Half Price Books, recycling, or the
> landfill, depending on who is making the choice.
>
> If there is something I want to “own” for some reason, I can always choose
> to buy hard copy too. And if it’s something I wish to pass along to future
> generations, I’ll get the hard cover version if available. But I can be
> selective about it, so the stuff that’s important to me isn’t lost in all
> the other books, which may have been highly entertaining while I read them
> but which won’t likely be re-read.
>
> Sue
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