Heart of the City by Mark Tatulli

Heart of the City

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  1. Destiny23

    Destiny23 said, almost 6 years ago

    If Mom’s buying all those books for her, the Kindle would be cheaper in the long run… (Strange, it’s usually dolls littering her floor, not books!)

  2. Yukoneric

    Yukoneric said, almost 6 years ago

    Yeah, but you can’t whack a kid with a kindle………………

  3. Miba

    Miba said, almost 6 years ago

    Better get her REAL books because in the long run she’ll be much happier. Real books are like best friends, you wouldn’t want your best friend to be an unemotional slab of wires that you can’t curl up with and smell and flip pages. Plus her eyes will be healthier because reading words on a screen for long periods of time gives people like me a nasty headache.

  4. Constantinepaleologos

    Constantinepaleologos said, almost 6 years ago

    At least she reads. I talked to a girl a couple weeks ago who didn’t even know what Treasure Island was. Sad.

  5. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, almost 6 years ago

    TI wasn’t exactly a ladies book anyhow, Con. Ask her about Nora Roberts and you might have a talking ground.

  6. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, almost 6 years ago

    It’s the smell, Miba. Ask Buffy’s Librarian.

  7. sotadragon

    sotadragon said, almost 6 years ago

    That’s the difference with a Kindle, Miba, it’s not like reading words on a screen, it’s like reading words on paper. I know first hand, I owned a 2nd generation Kindle and now I have the latest generation Kindle and I LOVE it.

  8. Vwolf6

    Vwolf6 said, almost 6 years ago

    My daughter loves her Kindle and before I got her own for her, she was always stealing mine.

  9. bossyheifer

    bossyheifer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    Hey Miba, I’m with you. No electronic gizmo can’t take the place of a book which you can get from the library for FREE and yes turning the pages is just a nostalgic treat. :)

  10. syke34

    syke34 said, almost 6 years ago

    I’m with bossyheifer.

  11. Sonof TheBeach

    Sonof TheBeach said, almost 6 years ago

    Turning the pages. How quaint.

  12. JoPhan

    JoPhan said, almost 6 years ago

    Con, if that girl’s at the right age for Treasure Island, there’s a good chance she’s familiar with the Little House books. My older sister read them all, but I never heard of them until the TV series came along.

  13. dbigwood

    dbigwood said, almost 6 years ago

    Well, with some e-readers, but not the Kindle, you can check books out from the library or get the out-of-copyright ones on the Web for FREE. Project Gutenberg and the Adalie University Electronic text Collection are both great resources for the old stuff. My local library has well over 10,000 recent ebooks to lend.

    Real e-readers do not have backlighting so they are just like reading paper, not a computer screen. I enjoy mine.

    There are some drawbacks. They are not really simple to use. They do not have color.

    I still buy and read paper books. The books I treasure, I’ll want to have on the shelf and experience the smell, touch, etc. For light reading (Tarzan, Allan Quatermain, Doctor Who) the ereader devices work just fine.

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