We read _all_ the time -- and we rather like Amazon for
their service. Their prices are _not_ always the least
expensive, and we have techniques when price is the _only_
criterion, to find the _least expensive_ on the 'net. --
We're an 'Amazon Associate", and appreciate the chance to
recommend their service.
There are a couple of negative Recommendations here -- but
there are so many unworthy books we have bought over the years
that we often ask the local library to order in a questionable
one, and read it there. If it is worthwhile, we buy our own
random selection of the books from my personal library. Unfortunately it
contains both books of merit, and less inspired writing. Addition
to the enumeration is somewhat random (I converted my account at the
to a lifetime one, so that I am unconstrained as to what I can index. A
full view of what I have decided to enter is available for those without
interesting to see the items 'shared' from least on up,
as a proxy for merit, or perhaps just obscurity, of a given work.
... another benefit of the process of entering items, is that I have
an occasion to decide to discard (through consignment back into the
maw of the Amazon used pool) books I will never read again. If they are bad
enough, I offer the item at a penny. The flip side of this of course is
that I tend to BUY such from Amazon, treating the 'shipping tax' as really
a proxy for not having to go to the local library and argue with the
accessions manager about adding the item.
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