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Frazz by Jef Mallett for February 10, 2020

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    ampeck  12 months ago

    I know I do. Other than college I haven’t checked out a book from the library in 25 years. And in college t was all research material… I buy my books :)

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    Jefano Premium Member 12 months ago

    Where is this going? “I should have just borrowed books from the library to save more trees”? Or “I should have just bought the books myself so more money would go to the authors”?

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    whahoppened  12 months ago

    Two magazines, the internet, and an occasional Gutenberg book will carry me on out.

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    jpayne4040  12 months ago

    It’s something. We’re not going to say what, but it’s something!

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    Doctor Toon  12 months ago

    I’m sitting on a collection of over 200 books I’ve gathered over the years

    That’s only the ones that I’ve kept, I have no idea how many I’ve read overall

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    asrialfeeple  12 months ago

    I rarely buy books due to a well stocked library.

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    CSun Premium Member 12 months ago

    Libraries provide the opportunity for serendipity …

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    Ignatz Premium Member 12 months ago

    I’m sure I do, and I use the library. But I usually stay there and read. Fewer distractions.

    But what’s the point of the strip? That that’s stupid because I’ve spent money on books I could have read for free?

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    Smokie  12 months ago

    The office I worked in had a box in the break room. Anyone could put in a book or take one out. Good way to try out authors you don’t know. I even learned I liked science fiction – which I had never read.

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    Darsan54 Premium Member 12 months ago

    Ooooooor……..like with smart phones, you’re burying yourself away from everything.

    I have a lot of books in my life too, but I do like to go out and live a bit of the wisdom on receive.

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    sandpiper  12 months ago
    A room without books is like a body without a soul Marcus Tulius Cicero (106BC-43BC)

    A house without books is like a room without windows Horace Mann (1796-1859)

    The opinions of two men, widely separated by time, but companions, nevertheless.

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    mauser7  12 months ago

    Book’s do furnish a room.

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    cj7ole  12 months ago

    Frazz in one of those few comics that consistently throws out strips that just sail over my head…still like it though.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 12 months ago

     The 5 greatest bargains in America

     1) sunshine

     2) fresh air

     3) clean water

     4) public libraries

     5) public schools

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    cabalonrye  12 months ago

    I own more books than I have checked out of a library. I hate to be on a time limit to read a book, I usually read it twice (if it is a good one), once on speed reading for the story and right after that a slow read to enjoy the writing. And then I will read it again and again and again over the years… You can’t do that with a library book.

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    fusilier  12 months ago

    The first thing people say, when they enter our house for the first time is, “Have you read all those books??”

    Yes we have.

    fusilier

    James 2:24

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    grandparent Premium Member 12 months ago

    I am going to get to one of those books on my night stand one of these nights. I promise.

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    Bill Löhr Premium Member 12 months ago

    I own many books that i haven’t read yet, but i do read most books i get from the library. The former i’ll get to later, the latter have a deadline.

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    car2ner  12 months ago

    one reason we now use audio and e-books. No dusting, stacking, storing, etc. And they can be bought or borrowed.

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    Ukko wilko  12 months ago

    Our local library is so overrun with homeless (read: street people and bums) that the restrooms are filthy and the reading tables occupied by the unwashed. I gave up on going there and just download electronic books.

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    flying spaghetti monster  12 months ago

    when I was growing up 60-80’s I spent a great deal of time at the library. Now its been 30 years

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    The Brooklyn Accent  12 months ago

    We’ve been working on decluttering the basement. Hundreds of books in boxes that we’ve read once and are unlikely to get around to again. (So many books, so little time!) Some can go to friends; the rest go to the Brooklyn Public Library’s annual book drive in the fall. The ones that the BPL can’t sell, it passes on to Better World Books. Hopefully someone somewhere will derive some enjoyment or other benefit from them.

    Meanwhile, anything new that we want to read, we get from the library if at all possible. After reading it, we ask, “Do I really need my own personal copy of this?”

    Acknowledged, this might not work for people who don’t have access to a vast municipal library system.

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    Back to Big Mike  12 months ago

    When did coffee cups get so damn big? Even the thermal ones look like they hold half a pot.

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    scherzo  12 months ago

    Last summer, my visiting mother-in-law noticed the hard cover biography I’d been reading and made some crack about the expense of buying books, as opposed to borrowing them from a library. The book was a gift from my mother.

    I’m in a book club. There are guys who always buy the books and guys who always borrow them. To each his own. Good things about each.

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    Night-Gaunt49  12 months ago

    Blog PostsFrazz16 hrs ·

    Seems that whenever there’s a choice that ends with “ … or something,” to quote Roseanne Roseannadanna, it’s always something. I don’t think that’s exactly what she meant, but nobody ever said it better. No ifs, ands, buts or somethings.

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