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Why?! Books like that are priceless. Go get them back if you can. :/
40, I'd be quite happy if a guy told me he had Harry Potter books. It wouldn't make him any less of a man in my eyes. I like people who read and I'm usually quite pleased with whatever gets a person reading. If they like Harry Potter, that's even better because I like it too.
What the hell. Sounds like a bitch of a girlfriend. I'd be so pissed; I don't think I could stay with someone who did that to me. Doesn't she realize even if they were regular unsigned books, you'd have to buy them all again? She's obviously got no respect for you or your things.
#40 Are you stupid or something? Those books are worth money, especially since they're signed. If a girlfriend of mine ever tried to get rid of ANY of my books she'd find herself single instantly. Same goes for any girl who tries to get rid of my star wars collection or lego sets...
WHY do people think it's okay to get rid of things that do not belong to them without the owner's consent?!
#29 - Oh, definitely. If my boyfriend got rid of my books behind my back, I would blow up. Some of them have sentimental value, others are just too good to get rid of, some just look awesome on my bookshelf. And I do have an e-reader, but I only use it because carrying paper books while commuting makes them look all filthy and worn (and they're a lot heavier, too).
This is really one of those stories that leave you speechless... What kind of dumbfuck would go and give away property that isn't their own and whose value they know nothing about? To agree with 29, this is one of the rare cases where I think it's ok to consider a breakup for just one single deed... This is just one incredible lack of respect and also stupid as hell. I wouldn't want to reproduce with someone like this :/ Another thought: If he valued these books so much and had super rare ones like signed HPs I'm surprised his girlfriend didn't know about it, so either 1. they only started dating recently, which would make it even more unbelievable 2. she is dumb as fuck not to know/ask about these things
I love actual books with pages. They look nice and they smell nice. I love the way bookshops smell. Is that weird? I'm sorry. Plus, you can always tell how much someone loves a book by the way it looks. Even if the owner tries their best to keep it as neat as possible, you can always tell which is a well-read book.
Yup, I'm with the other bibliophiles. I imagine Kindles are a godsend if you're travelling (deciding which books to take can be a pain), provided you're staying somewhere that you can charge the thing, and it's probably a good idea for "pulp fiction" that you read once and never again...but they can't hold a kindle - sorry, candle - to a book. Doesn't have the same feel and doesn't have the same sentimental value. Plus, if you went to the trouble of writing a book, wouldn't you want to see your name on the spine of a book rather than on a computer screen? If I really like an author or a series, I want a physical copy of that book, just as the OP clearly did. And things are always more easily altered or censored when they only exist in digital form - book burning is the trademark of a dictatorship, but altering digital copies can be done much more quietly. Maybe I'm just paranoid, but with all the fuss about internet privacy, copyright and censorship recently...
I have a Kindle, and I love it, but I am far from having all of my print books bought on it. 53 and 122- right here with you guys, if some touches my books I flip out. If someone donated ( at least if they where sold I would get money) I would definitely be armed and might have a restraining order against them.
I disagree. I absolutely adore books and reading in general, yet I bought a kindle. It means I don't break my back carrying as many books as I need with me. And since the battery lasts an incredibly long time, it doesn't matter that it may need charged. People who get all high and mighty because of book supremacy need to think a bit. After all, surely as long as people are actually reading it's fine?! Isn't that what matters?!
Each to their own. The ebook certainly has its place, but some things do worry me - there are a lot people who honestly can't use a (book-form) index, dictionary or thesaurus, because they're so used to hitting a button and the computer does it for them. I think the other issue is power - the book doesn't threaten the Kindle, but the Kindle appears to be a threat to the book. In my particular area, libraries are getting funny looks from a government keen to make cuts, and Waterstones is the last big book shop left standing...and it's been selling Kindles since November (a lot of the business articles indicate that Amazon browbeat them into stocking them, but I don't know how true that is). And also, as I said, digital media is easy to alter or deny access to, along with the whole furore about what constitutes ownership these days.
This would be the only situation in which it's okay for you to use dark magic
Avada Kedavra suggested etymology: During an audience interview at the Edinburgh Book Festival (15 April 2004) Rowling said: "Does anyone know where avada kedavra came from? It is an ancient spell in Aramaic, and it is the original of abracadabra, which means 'let the thing be destroyed.' Originally, it was used to cure illness and the 'thing' was the illness, but I decided to make it the 'thing' as in the person standing in front of me. I take a lot of liberties with things like that. I twist them round and make them mine." Rowling's use of this name may have been influenced by Latin cadaver = "corpse" -Wikipedia