[bookport] Re: How do you use you Book Port?

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.



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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
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>
>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
> >>>
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Sandy Licht
Phone: 409-898-8218
Jeremiah 29:11 - 14A
11For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They
are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
12In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13If you look for me in earnest,
you will find me when you seek me. 14I will be found by you," says the
LORD...

Sandy Licht
Phone: 409-898-8218
Jeremiah 29:11 - 14A
11For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They
are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13If you look for me in earnest,
you will find me when you seek me. 14I will be found by you," says the LORD...



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