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Old 08-15-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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Book swaps at CG's

DW and I have become avid readers since retirement, mostly paperbacks. I like the whodunnits by James Patterson and others, DW is more of a chick plot kind of person. That is irrelavent. But having said that my thought is why CG's don't have book swap tables more often as an amenity for their patrons. If my memory serves me well, which at my age it seldom does, we have seen only 2 CG's that have had them. Since retirement a year ago our travels have been mostly short distance 1 or 2 week travels here on the southeast coast. Do other areas see more of this. Just wondering.

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Well, for my self, I only have about 8 books.... the other 900 are on the Kindle...
may be one of the reasons nowadays.....

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Old 08-16-2012, 04:04 AM   #3
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We will usually leave books we've read in the laundry rooms for folks to take if there isn't a library or designated area to leave them. 9 times out of 10, someone takes them, hopefully to read and distribute again after there done with them.
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Most campgrounds we visit have a book exchange, normally in the laundry or rec room. In the last few years, though, most of those have dwindled to nearly nothing as most of us use ereaders like Kindle, Nook, etc. If you look at sales numbers, it appears that printed books may be going the way of analog tvs and VCRs.
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so we need to set up a Kindle swap?
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Some Kindle books are loanable. My SILs and I borrow each others books all the time.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:02 AM   #7
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I agree with the others...electronic readers have taken over. We have 2 Kindles and use them all the time. Lots of free titles everyday too!

That said I have seen a few good book swaps along the way...big one at the laundromat in Quartzsite, smaller one at our winter stop in Santee Lakes (San Diego). We also belong to an online book swap that we sometimes use (paperbackswap.com).

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