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Friday, 20 January 2012

Will You Still Have Books on Your Shelves?

Do you think reference books will be a thing of the past now everything is available online?  I have loads of different reference books – shelves full of medical, healing, tarot, crystal and Reiki books – you name it and I have most types of “New Age” books on my shelves plus lots of books by Mediums.  But if I want to refer to something or check up on something I tend to go first to the computer and look it up on the internet rather than rummage in my bookshelves.  Granted with all the bears taking up residence in front of the books it slows things down a tad but I know where most of my books are and behind which bear.  But by the time you have got the book out, looked it up in the index and found what you are looking for, you could have found it in half the time on the internet.  Not always I grant you, plus sometimes the answers are conflicting so you end up getting the book out anyway.  But whereas years ago you had to buy reference books to learn and to look things up, nowadays it is all at your fingertips online. 


Now Kindles have also become popular I should image there will be a lot less people buying other types of books as well.  I haven’t managed to find time to read a book for over a year and yet I used to really like reading so I think also people spend more time online and don’t have the time to sit down with a book.  Some find time for both of course, but I just don’t personally know how they can if they end up joining in on a social media site as well.  I don’t have time for more than one social media site really.  I use them all for jewellery but spend so much time on Google+ that I can hardly keep up with the others yet alone post anything on them.  If I still worked full time and danced most nights I wouldn’t have chance to be on any of the social media sites or have chance to read books.  I can’t read when I go to bed as I just can’t keep my eyes open so I used to read before I went to bed but that just doesn’t ever happen these days.  The only time I can honestly say I have time for reading is when it is a lovely sunny day in the summer and as we don’t get many of those I make sure I sit outside but as I can’t just sit still, I read.  We didn’t get many sunny days this summer so I didn’t even finish reading my monthly magazines that also pile up unread.

My old electric toothbrush has finally given up on me.  I bought a new replacement one early last year as my one seemed to lose the charge so much quicker and I didn’t think it would be long before it finally packed up altogether.  Of course, that guaranteed it a new lease of life because it never got any worse for months until it finally died on me by not recharging at all.  So I was very pleased I had the new one sitting in it’s box ready to use.  I duly charged it up ready to use the following night, put it in my mouth and nearly jumped out of my skin.  It is an Ultrasonic one and it seems so high pitched loud!  My other one was deep and throaty (excuse the pun) in comparison.  I was last to bed and I was sure it was going to wake up my husband, but as we don’t have an en-suite and the bathroom is across the landing, it didn’t disturb him.  What I didn’t realise until the next day is that it sounds a lot worse in your head than it does outside of it.  I think it is a lot better than my old one of the same make so I am happy but still find the noise disconcerting until I get used to it.

Well it’s time for the snippet to trivia:

One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!


Lastly today’s chuckle:

A woman customer called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer.
Tech support: Are you running it under windows?
Customer: 'No, my desk is next to the door, but that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window, and his printer is working fine.'

1 comment:

  1. I find time for reading on my Kindle or otherwise because I take it off from my time on internet.