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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    I much prefer reading a paper book than a digital book.
    Kindred spirit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    I much prefer reading a paper book than a digital book.
    Me too. I went as far as constructing a mini library in my house for the kids covering nearly every subject going.
    If ever they want some info on a subject that I carn't give enough detail, i'll direct them to the book shelves.
    A few hours later and they're still reading and about other subjects and info that they've found whilst browsing, things they wouldn't have ordinarily looked at.
    With ebooks and Google you find your info and that's that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    but something is missing
    not for me - it has the words , and I can read them

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    and sterile
    yes , missing the sperm and turd stained figners of thaimeme after he has been touching himself

    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    The sense, the smells, the ability to fondle hidden editions
    and the irony of debating this topic on a digital web forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    I much prefer reading a paper book than a digital book.
    no doubt, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    The days are numbered for the physical book.

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    The stats just don't back that up, ray.

    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    The sense, the smells, the ability to fondle hidden editions
    and the irony of debating this topic on a digital web forum
    Even by your standards that's....

    ...oh, never mind.

    But yeah, how could Dostoevsky ever compete with reading TD.


    For fuck's sake.


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    Paper books all the way for me unless I am on a long haul flight where the Kindle wins hands down. A very small secondhand bookshop opened in Diamond Plaza in Mandalay- an oasis. Very hard to find English books here

    We also have a free library by the moat- quirky but mostly empty


    If I have to read Burmese Days one more time...

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    Second hand bookshops are going to go the same way as Blockbuster video shops.

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    Cy make your dream happen, you got fuk all else going for you.

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    It would be more of a hobby than a business, but perhaps with a cafe attached it may tick over and become a focal point within the expat community.
    You never know, you might unearth a few rare 1st editions from within the elderly expat community.
    I sold a rare 1st edition several years ago for £27,000 at auction.
    There was/is a bookshop in CM? Carn't remember its name..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    There was/is a bookshop in CM?
    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille
    But yeah, how could Dostoevsky ever compete with reading TD.
    https://www.amazon.com/Idiot-Biograp...rds=Dostoevsky


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    Canterbury Tales in Pattaya seems to do OK.

    Apparently vinyl record shops seem to be the next big thing for audiophiles.

    Who would have said that 25 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tj916 View Post

    Apparently vinyl record shops seem to be the next big thing for audiophiles.

    Who would have said that 25 years ago.
    An audiophile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    who admits he is a man who “doesn’t butter his parsnips” when dealing with members of the public.
    anyone who has had to work with the public on a daily basis will understand the anger and frustration that this man feels, but if one wants to gain a good reputation, expand ones customer/client base and increase ones income, one had better be prepared to smile frequently, swallow ones pride and "butter ones parsnips" and be sure to butter the buggers well.

    dealing with the increasingly ill mannered and aggressive public these days is annoying to say the least, what with the obesity, the yelling into the phones and the intrusions into ones personal space. even walking down a crowded street or joining a queue or negotiating an airport is a tortuous experience as one is forced into close proximity with the kind of people who under normal circumstances one would do everything in ones power to avoid and possibly wish dead.



    i know this bookshop in hawes, i visit the town frequently and have spent time in his store, and although i have never been charged to enter, i have had to put up with his angry nagging as i browse. "be careful with those books, i'll charge you for any damage or torn pages"

    hawes is a town for walkers and i suppose a shop full of wet and muddy booted timewasters warming themselves up or escaping the drizzle would be enough to tax the patience of any shopkeeper, let alone a yorkshireman, so i do have some pity for him.

    there is a wonderful dairy in hawes that produces wensleydale cheeses. (the wensleydale creamery)


    http://www.wensleydale.co.uk/

    one can wander round the shop there and gorge oneself on samples of their cheeses.

    the wensleydale pantry on the main street in the town serves delicious comfort food in huge portions in an old fashioned tea room setting.
    I can safely say that in all my years browsing in countless bookshops throughout the British isles I have never encountered a single incident when anyone acted in any manner other than the most genteel. As most of us know, a bookshop is redolent of a deserted church in its almost sepulchral silence as we ponder the tomes before us.

    What Tax is failing to tell us is that the owner of this shop is in fact his half brother spawned by an injudicious liaison between his mother and a cross-eyed, whippet-rearing, hermit living in self-imposed exile on the lee of Scarscrackside Dale where the locals are noted for their unusual habit of gurnswiffling, a peculiar articulation whereby they communicate through clenched flabby buttocks.

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    obviously spoken by a publicly funded back office desk bound pencil shuffling drone who had little or no contact with the general public during his working life in the department for saddling up high horses.

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    Ahhh, if only that were true. Alas, I had no such sinecure but spent most of my working life firmly embedded in what passed for the weft and weave of British society including its somewhat distended underbelly.

    Mind you, those chappies in the DExEU are certainly earning their corn and I doubt any of them have had a day off in the past six months. And they get paid a pittance for their pains too despite what that cvunt Hammond had to say on the subject.

    Britain is a stupid place, with a very stupid, unsophisticated, conceited and ignorant population subsisting on an unending diet of ephemeral pap, alcohol and cheap consumerism.

    The only thing concerning me now is the exchange rate and now that that is going to be consigned to the gutter I'm pretty well past caring.

    Britain is now a repository for xenophobia, illiteracy, ignorance, stupidity and an increasingly poorly paid lower end that will continue to eat itself in a frenzy of spite and unrequited greed.

    Fuck 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    The only thing concerning me now is the exchange rate and now that that is going to be consigned to the gutter I'm pretty well past caring.
    Yet your posts suggest otherwise, spewing out your daily vitriol.

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    That's for pleasure, you idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    That's for pleasure, you idiot.
    I suppose you do have to find other ways to seek pleasure during the day now that your favoured soi 6 watering holes don't open till 6pm.

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    The days of cyber/IT/electronic, relating to stimulation and information, will be short lived. The fashions and cycles of practice will have worn out their welcome, crumbling before us.

    Reverting to an aged old school, where independent thought and creative self-sufficiency are instinctive commonplace. Those whom have retained a passionate intolerant perception and cavernous conditioning for the dying cyber age will suffer the most, as the lack of natural depths and wisdom defines them.

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    piss off jeff

    how much of a hunter / forager are you really ?

    is it true your missus has to go to 7/11 for you ?


    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    to seek pleasure during the day
    he is much more humourous than you - which is why people like to read his rants

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    The days of cyber/IT/electronic, relating to stimulation and information, will be short lived. The fashions and cycles of practice will have worn out their welcome, crumbling before us.
    What will you do then, alone in your room in Portland?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    Alas, I had no such sinecure but spent most of my working life firmly embedded in what passed for the weft and weave of British society including its somewhat distended underbelly.
    Ah the Home Office then. One of those spikey jobsworths who made life interesting for Ms May et al.
    Explains a lot when you think about it.

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    The good old Days hey Jeff.

    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    The days of cyber/IT/electronic, relating to stimulation and information, will be short lived. The fashions and cycles of practice will have worn out their welcome, crumbling before us.

    Reverting to an aged old school, where independent thought and creative self-sufficiency are instinctive commonplace. Those whom have retained a passionate intolerant perception and cavernous conditioning for the dying cyber age will suffer the most, as the lack of natural depths and wisdom defines them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille
    Keep it on your shithouse threads will you shorty.
    True or not????????

    Water buffaloes should traverse you back to civilization on special occasions.

    Just trying to be helpful!

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