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Nov. 29th, 2015 | 09:53 pm

Yet another advantage of dead-tree editions of books.

You know I didn't like a book when I list it for sale on Amazon within 90 seconds of finishing. And that was a rage-finish, plowing through the final chapters just so I could deny the author the pleasure of being so loathsome that I gave up.

Lesson: no more book recommendations from the Wall Street Journal.

In other news, the barrage of Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Invented Sale Days has been pretty intense. And predictably it has turned me off from actually shopping, though I do in fact need some stuff for myself and am in the early stages of Christmas gift shopping. The two purchases I did make all weekend, from the couch: 1) a kooky shirt and a jock strap from a Canadian shop partially motivated by the favorable USD-CAD exchange rate; and 2) a new book, and one I expect to actually enjoy. While it makes its way to me among the billions of packages floating around the country, I'm working through my shelf of other books that I've left partially finished. In these cases it wasn't hatred of the authors, I promise.

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Jeff

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from: musicpsych
date: Nov. 30th, 2015 08:56 am (UTC)
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Do you list a lot on Amazon? Do you ever sell back to Amazon? I've been considering using that as a way to get rid of stuff.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Dec. 1st, 2015 04:20 am (UTC)
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I've been an Amazon reseller since '04, and sold around 125 books total in the first five or six years. I've tapered my collection since then but still have active inventory. It is in fact helpful for getting rid of excess clutter, but to make a profit is more challenging.

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Nov. 30th, 2015 12:29 pm (UTC)
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bought something from priape, didn't you? ;)

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mark

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from: kishenehn
date: Nov. 30th, 2015 12:47 pm (UTC)
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I'll just carry that mental image along with me today. :)

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Nov. 30th, 2015 03:04 pm (UTC)
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it's a cold day; it'll keep me warm as well. ;)

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Dec. 1st, 2015 04:21 am (UTC)
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Dirt Squirrel, actually. :)

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Dec. 1st, 2015 12:30 pm (UTC)
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i'll have to look them up.

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I am the Man of Winter

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from: man_of_snows
date: Dec. 1st, 2015 06:22 am (UTC)
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I have some rarher thick books to finish myself...

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Dec. 2nd, 2015 01:40 am (UTC)
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I find it fulfilling to pick up books I'd previously abandoned. Happy reading!

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