True enough, when I am reading a tremendous book, I would rather read than
eat, (I'm glad I can do both at the same time.) but when it is a choice
between eating or reading, that is when you can't afford Bookshare. This
is only a temporary circumstance, but at the moment, it is still
true. Don't feel sorry for me. I have 7 memory cards filled with
books... Over a thousand, I would guess.
At 01:15 PM 7/13/2005, you wrote:
I know this isn't strictly BookPort related, but Bookshare is, by far, the largest, most affordable, and diverse legal source of electronic books that is available to Americans. I'm sure a lot of people on here are on very limited incomes, but $50 a year for access to thousands of books is an awesome deal. I don't mean to be rude or impertinent, but I'm trying to figure out why someone absolutely couldn't afford Bookshare. I read several Bookshare books per week on my BookPort, and wouldn't trade that service for the world. If I've completely misunderstood anyone's point, I humbly apologize.
-----Original Message----- From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Sandy Licht Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 12:28 PM To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bookport] Re: How do you use you Book Port?
It is not an option for those of us who can't afford it, either.
At 09:45 AM 7/13/2005, you wrote: >That is really a shame. I hope they can find a way around this some day. I >would like to see this opened up for Canada and the rest of the world for >that matter. > > > > >--Best regards, > >--Rick Alfaro >--rick.alfaro@xxxxxxxxxxx > >-----Original Message----- >From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] >On Behalf Of Bruce Toews >Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 9:44 AM >To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >Subject: [bookport] Re: How do you use you Book Port? > >Well, again, Bookshare is not an option to us non-Americans. > >Bruce > >-- >Bruce Toews >E-mail and MSN/Windows Messenger: water_drinker@xxxxxxxx Web Site (including >info on my weekly commentaries): http://www.ogts.net Info on the Best TV >Show of All Time: http://www.cornergas.com > >On Wed, 13 Jul 2005, Rick Alfaro wrote: > > > I actually prefer audio books as well, but they can get expensive and > > there is so much available on BookShare and they are so simple to > > download and transfer to the BookPort that I find myself doing that > > more often. I learned Braille late in life, so I'm a very slow > > Braille reader. I used to read the BookShare stuff in Braille on my > > Braille Lite and took forever to read an entire book. Now, with the > > BookPort, I can zip through 1 or 2 books in a week using its text to >speech. > > > > > > > > > > --Best regards, > > > > --Rick Alfaro > > --rick.alfaro@xxxxxxxxxxx > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > [mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] > > On Behalf Of Bruce Toews > > Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 7:44 PM > > To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > Subject: [bookport] Re: How do you use you Book Port? > > > > If there's one thing I've learned today, it's that, in prefering audio > > books, *I'm* in the minority ... at least around here. Which is fine. > > The beauty of BP is that you can have it both ways. > > > > Bruce > > > > -- > > Bruce Toews > > E-mail and MSN/Windows Messenger: water_drinker@xxxxxxxx Web Site > > (including info on my weekly commentaries): http://www.ogts.net Info > > on the Best TV Show of All Time: http://www.cornergas.com > > > > On Tue, 12 Jul 2005, Natalie wrote: > > > >> Hi. To answer your questions, I don't listen to audio books on my > >> bookport mainly because I really don't like audio books much. I > >> would rather use the text to speech. I know I'm probably strange > >> that way, but I find that humans read to slow. As for how long I use > >> my Bookport, probably about two hours every day because I now read > >> while walking on my treadmill and then read with it before going to > >> bed at > > night. > >> Natalie > >> At 06:50 AM 7/12/2005 -0700, you wrote: > >> > >>> So far most of the time I use my Book Port for reading audio MP3 > >>> books. I was wondering if people could give me feedback on the > >>> following > > questions. > >>> > >>> What percent of the time do you listen to audio books? > >>> What percent of the time do you use text-to-speech to listen to > >>> books or materials? > >>> > >>> But percent of the time do you listen to music MP3's? > >>> > >>> How often do you use your Book Port? > >>> > >>> Thanks for the feedback -- Jim -- Michigan > >>> > >>> > >>> No virus found in this incoming message. > >>> Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. > >>> Version: 7.0.323 / Virus Database: 267.8.12/46 - Release Date: > >>> 7/11/2005 > >> > >> > >> > > > > > >
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