Borders Bookstore moves to close

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Spookwriter, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

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    Bankruptcy.

    I enjoy books. Printed books, they way they smell, the way they
    feel in my hands.

    I don't remember learning to read, but I've always loved reading.
    Pretty fond of the library too.

    A way of life, dying.

    The printed word.

    Those that still buy books tend to order them online according to
    the recent polls. E-books, readers.

    For many of us, even our local newspapers are biting the bullet.
    Downsizing, smaller pages.

    We don't seem to need a newspaper to get our news anymore.
    Our news comes from something called the internet.

    Don't guess we're going to need books much longer either.

    Saw a piece not long ago where some school districts will no longer
    be teaching cursive writing.

    Seemed pointless.

    But I guess our children won't need to know how to write. No more
    need to write books.

    My wife and I were on the committee a few years ago to pass a local
    bond in order to build a new library. How I love that building. What treasure
    lies inside.

    Just something to close. Maybe not in our time, or even our childrens time.
    In the name of progress, maybe it will be our children's children that won't
    know what a book is.

    I liked reading the local daily newspaper. Now it's smaller pages, smaller print,
    and weekly. We no longer get it.

    I enjoyed just standing in the bookstores. More than a kid in a candystore.

    It's all on the net now.



    Have we saved enough it?


    Spook...who loves his books.
     
  2. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think a real book is better than a digital book anyday
     
  3. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also love books. I could go into a bookstore and be there for a very long looking at all the different genres.
     
  4. discoveregg

    discoveregg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cursive writing and letter writing - that is pen to the paper - is quickly becoming a lost art. And it is art. I recently reread the United States Constitution. What beautiful writing. And each word carefully thought out before connecting the pen with the paper. So perfectly written. So quickly forgotten and/or misinterpreted [​IMG]
     
  5. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love to read, I have tons of books and also a Kindle. But I never bought any books from Borders (or barns and nobles). They were always over priced.
     
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    discoveregg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Cursive writing and letter writing - that is pen to the paper - is quickly becoming a lost art. And it is art. I recently reread the United States Constitution. What beautiful writing. And each word carefully thought out before connecting the pen with the paper. So perfectly written. So quickly forgotten and/or misinterpreted [​IMG]

    double post - sorry!
     
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  7. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

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    To write...sounds so simple. Pen and paper.

    When I first began to write my own stories many years ago,
    I did them in longhand. Page after page.

    We didn't even have as much as a manual typewriter. So I wrote,
    and a friend edited and retyped them for me. A few sales, and I bought
    my first typewriter. I felt like I was bigtime then.

    Taught myself how to type so I could write faster.

    I don't use a pen so much anymore. Those days are long gone. I did
    write some personal journals in longhand a few years ago. Something
    I put away.

    You can't even buy a good ink pen anymore. I mean a nice one. Not that
    junk that comes in multipaks. I mean an honest to goodness ink pen worthy
    or writing with.

    I use to buy them at jewerly stores. They wrote beautifully.

    Longhand, manual typewriter, elelctric typewriters, word processors, and the
    computer.

    How writing has changed.
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    My biggest fear in life?? (besides losing my husband or parents..)
    Is my eyesight going...(which year after year my eyes are getting worse and worse.. [​IMG] )
    If i cant read, i'd be lost. Truly..
     
  9. Forrest_Flock

    Forrest_Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't read much
    but I have never been a fan of e readers, really does my head in, those things
    sorry to all you book lovers out there [​IMG]
     
  10. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I've been using a kindle ever since they came out, so I guess I am one at fault - but I can't help it, I love my kindle. Before that, I ordered all my books online - borders could not compete with online pricing, even on real books.
     

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