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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    It can be a very daunting task to undertake if you have a lot that needs to be cover. When I first started covering, I did about 80 books in a weekend and felt like I had been beat. I try to keep up on it now as they come in. Bless Kim for doing this for her customers.
    I honestly don’t know how Kim has the time to do every book that comes in the door. Interestingly enough, it’s ordering books from Camelot that pushed me over the edge to trying to cover all my books. Not only do I think the books look nice covered, I also stressed a lot less about rubbing and shelf wear. Not that either were keeping me up at night, but still...

    Luckily I have my wife helping me out. She loves this kind of stuff so it lightens the load.

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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    It can be a very daunting task to undertake if you have a lot that needs to be cover. When I first started covering, I did about 80 books in a weekend and felt like I had been beat. I try to keep up on it now as they come in. Bless Kim for doing this for her customers.
    I tried covering books myself, but I'm afraid I ended up damaging more DJs than I protected. I ended up removing more than a few of the mylar covers and taking a step back.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

    I didn’t get very far today, but I’m going to need more. Thanks for the heads up. I’m going to put in a larger order to make sure I have extras on hand. After 10 years of collecting I’m finally getting around to putting covers on everything.
    It can be a very daunting task to undertake if you have a lot that needs to be cover. When I first started covering, I did about 80 books in a weekend and felt like I had been beat. I try to keep up on it now as they come in. Bless Kim for doing this for her customers.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    I think I'm finally caught up on all mine. If you need more, Brodart is offering covers for 35% off through the 19th.
    I didn’t get very far today, but I’m going to need more. Thanks for the heads up. I’m going to put in a larger order to make sure I have extras on hand. After 10 years of collecting I’m finally getting around to putting covers on everything.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    So this is what I’m doing with my Saturday!
    I think I'm finally caught up on all mine. If you need more, Brodart is offering covers for 35% off through the 19th.

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  • Ben Staad
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    I am not surprised but I am slightly saddened. Based on years past, my choices are nor, are limited to whatever is considered to be appropriate.

    The cool thing is that Paul Revere hasn't trotted down my street yet.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    So this is what I’m doing with my Saturday!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by JJ123 View Post
    Interesting discussion on audiobooks vs. physical.

    I have never listened to an audio book (as in novel-length), but I do recall listening to something shorter because I could only get the stories in that manner (it was for a Stephen King set of short stories, I want to say it was called Six- something and one of the stories was "In the Death Room"). (Actually, just noticed in the thread that the name was Blood and Smoke)

    Expanding the issue a bit, I'm thinking that I could get away with nonfiction, technical stuff on audio, but not necessarily fiction. I've discovered I can read comics digitally, no problem...in fact, because space is starting to become an issue, I prefer sometimes using Comixology instead of print. I even read them on a desktop. However, I have learned I cannot read a book digitally (at least not currently, maybe I'll get used to it). I purchased Robert Iger's memoir as an e-book, started reading it, and just disliked the experience. Knowing the alternative was available just made me want the print version. I tried the e-format because of the pandemic.

    I agree with those who say reading and listening are two different things. Reading is the intellect setting its own pace and making decisions in terms of what is important and what can be considered disposable (i.e., what sentences need to be re-read, what points need to be pondered before continuing, and so on). Listening is a more passive intellectual experience, but completely valid on its own, and in one sense, better, because sometimes it is good to simply sit back and listen; it forces one to pay attention and to be quicker about analysis (it also favors those who have a strong vocabulary, thus creating an incentive to have one; I unfortunately do not have a wide lexicon at my disposal, but I do my best). I should point out I have essentially reiterated what others have said here about the differences, but I felt like writing it out in my own words, I guess...
    Well stated opinion but Mine varies slightly. I find that I must actively pay attention weather reading via a physical book or an audiobook, Over the last several months my mind wanders more than usual. This has caused me to have to re-read portions of physical books and to re-listen to portions of Audio books. If I am not in a position to focus the reading experience is very different but the things that impact my focus impacts both audio and physical books. I can read a book or listen to an audio book while my mind is not present with equal ease. I will not remember what I read in either case.

    On a side note. For those here who would like to try an audio book I have an offer. The offer is for anyone whether they currently have an audible subscription or not. Audible allows subscribers to gift one boo from their personal library to anyone. The book is then owned by the recipient without any commitment. I have over 300 books in my library. If a few people her would like to receive a book from just say so here. I will then create a thread with all my audiobooks listed (Some really good and some real trash). Persons would then be able to PM me with their choice and an email address. I will send the book their way.

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  • JJ123
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    Interesting discussion on audiobooks vs. physical.

    I have never listened to an audio book (as in novel-length), but I do recall listening to something shorter because I could only get the stories in that manner (it was for a Stephen King set of short stories, I want to say it was called Six- something and one of the stories was "In the Death Room"). (Actually, just noticed in the thread that the name was Blood and Smoke)

    Expanding the issue a bit, I'm thinking that I could get away with nonfiction, technical stuff on audio, but not necessarily fiction. I've discovered I can read comics digitally, no problem...in fact, because space is starting to become an issue, I prefer sometimes using Comixology instead of print. I even read them on a desktop. However, I have learned I cannot read a book digitally (at least not currently, maybe I'll get used to it). I purchased Robert Iger's memoir as an e-book, started reading it, and just disliked the experience. Knowing the alternative was available just made me want the print version. I tried the e-format because of the pandemic.

    I agree with those who say reading and listening are two different things. Reading is the intellect setting its own pace and making decisions in terms of what is important and what can be considered disposable (i.e., what sentences need to be re-read, what points need to be pondered before continuing, and so on). Listening is a more passive intellectual experience, but completely valid on its own, and in one sense, better, because sometimes it is good to simply sit back and listen; it forces one to pay attention and to be quicker about analysis (it also favors those who have a strong vocabulary, thus creating an incentive to have one; I unfortunately do not have a wide lexicon at my disposal, but I do my best). I should point out I have essentially reiterated what others have said here about the differences, but I felt like writing it out in my own words, I guess...
    Last edited by JJ123; 11-05-2020, 03:10 AM.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
    I think audiobooks are awesome for long road trips. I'm much more alert and resistant to that highway trance that comes with those unending rolling lanes. But I still think that reading words off a printed page is the best way to experience a book. Anything that comes between the written word and the reader can impact the experience. If you have an annoying voice or a bland reader, those words won't hit home the same way the author intended. Audiobooks are still far superior to movie adaptations or *gasp* not reading at all.

    That said, I experienced King's 1408 as an audiobook read by King and it was amazing. You can hear it on Blood and Smoke. I read the short story and it paled compared to King's read.
    As much as a bland narrator can hurt the story, I great narrator can bring the story to life!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    No worries. Definitely an overreaction on my part. I've listened to three books while messing around in my library over the last 3 days or so. So, I felt I was killing two birds with one stone. Otherwise, nothing would haven't gotten read during that time.

    In an ironic twist, my wife can't stand to be read to so she and Ron are in the same camp there. She's a Kindle reader as there's no way would we could keep up with her reading physical books nor have the space for them all. The woman has probably read 10,000 books or better.
    My wife and I used to read out loud to each other. We started when we began living together and she was reading a self help book while I read It. She set her book down and asked me to read her my book. She fell asleep while I was reading her the library scene. She went right into a nightmare about Pennywise. I also read her Gerald's Game. The funny thing was we decided to read this one out loud after I had read the set-up. I just gave her a synopsis of the beginning and read the rest. After I finished the book my mom borrowed it to read. When she returned the book she asked if I really read this out loud to Lynn. She could not believe I read the beginning out loud. I had to laugh and explain I would have no problem reading it but I did not.

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  • jeffingoff
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    I think audiobooks are awesome for long road trips. I'm much more alert and resistant to that highway trance that comes with those unending rolling lanes. But I still think that reading words off a printed page is the best way to experience a book. Anything that comes between the written word and the reader can impact the experience. If you have an annoying voice or a bland reader, those words won't hit home the same way the author intended. Audiobooks are still far superior to movie adaptations or *gasp* not reading at all.

    That said, I experienced King's 1408 as an audiobook read by King and it was amazing. You can hear it on Blood and Smoke. I read the short story and it paled compared to King's read.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Sorry Brian861. Wasn't my intent to offend at all and didn't really consider it from a disability perspective such as blindness. I'm also sure that there a tons of people who love audiobooks and listen to them exclusively rather than reading a physical copy. I guess that I was just trying to make the point that I feel physically reading a book and listening to an audiobook are two different experiences and that I don't really care for audiobooks in general. I'm sure that I could've worded that opinion better. Thanks for the differing perspective and giving me more to think about when it comes to this topic.
    No worries. Definitely an overreaction on my part. I've listened to three books while messing around in my library over the last 3 days or so. So, I felt I was killing two birds with one stone. Otherwise, nothing would haven't gotten read during that time.

    In an ironic twist, my wife can't stand to be read to so she and Ron are in the same camp there. She's a Kindle reader as there's no way would we could keep up with her reading physical books nor have the space for them all. The woman has probably read 10,000 books or better.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    I guess that I was just trying to make the point that I feel physically reading a book and listening to an audiobook are two different experiences and that I don't really care for audiobooks in general.
    I feel the same, and am not a fan of the experience that audiobooks provides, though I recognize many people are, both active readers and not. Perhaps one day if my eyes or concentration are such that I can no longer visually read my books, then I'll need to revisit the audiobook option. But presently, I find the experience of audiobooks -- of being read to aloud for hours by another individual, rather than visually ingesting the material on my own -- almost infantilizing, and that annoyance gets in the way of my enjoyment of the material. Before anyone takes offense, my take on it is not at all to suggest others are being infantilized by audiobooks or disparage the form, but rather only how they make me feel, and clearly that's my own personal hangup that I'll likely have to deal with someday if my eyes ever take a turn for the worse. I'm glad that there are different vehicles for different people and people of different needs, but while some work for some others, some do not...different strokes for different folks.

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  • sholloman81
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    Sorry Brian861. Wasn't my intent to offend at all and didn't really consider it from a disability perspective such as blindness. I'm also sure that there a tons of people who love audiobooks and listen to them exclusively rather than reading a physical copy. I guess that I was just trying to make the point that I feel physically reading a book and listening to an audiobook are two different experiences and that I don't really care for audiobooks in general. I'm sure that I could've worded that opinion better. Thanks for the differing perspective and giving me more to think about when it comes to this topic.

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