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Thread: Time to get an e-reader?

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    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
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    Time to get an e-reader?

    Apparently, now, libraries are having trouble with bedbugs hitching rides in the bindings of books.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/ga...anted=all&_r=0

    Is there no end of things to worry about?

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    I have seen both bed bugs and roaches come back to the library in books when I worked there. Yuck! We had a few people that we knew were a problem. When they returned books, we politely accepted them. As soon as they left we zipped the books into giant zip lock bags for a few days to see if any creepies came out before shelving them.

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    Wow! I never thought of that!
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    I saw that on my news the other night. Kind of creepy because the little buggers are so small and can infest your house before you discover them. So I say, yes, yes, get an e-reader! You won't have to worry about that problem anymore.

    I might add that I'm a bit biased as I have six books available for e-readers. LOL

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    Years ago my daughter said she didn't like library books because they were germy & touched by so many others. I laughed at her as I was an avid library goer. Looks like she was right! I have an iPad & now download books from my local library. Still a patron, but I hardly ever go there in person anymore.

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    I'll stick with books from the library. However, I will probably check with my librarian about the bugs and will put them in a plastic bag for a day or two to see if anything crawls out.

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    Getting rid of bedbugs is very expensive. And all it takes is one little bug and you are infested in no time. Yuk!

    I started with the basic first Kindle and never looked back. I'm now using the Kindle Fire. I watch quilt shows, read quilt magazines, store quilt patterns, watch movies, tv, and of course read books.
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    this is terrible. I wouldn't be surprised about roaches because they love paper but never thought about bedbugs. Makes me even happier that I have my Nook color.
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    Years ago my Husband worked on the 17th floor of a bldg in Houston, Tx. and they had to keep their stamps in a metal container to keep the roaches from eating the stamps. UGH!

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    Love books and my love my e-reader but not the bugs. Did not know about the plastic bag trick but may try that when I buy garage sale books before they come in the house, just in case. PS I also download lots of free library audio books to my Mp3 and listen to them as I sew. Gotta love the technology.

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