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Love reading books? Then flaunt it - A World Book day Photo Event

Discussion in 'Book Lovers' started by PriyaSrini, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. PriyaSrini

    PriyaSrini Moderator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    World Book and Copyrights Day, that falls on the 23rd of April 2015 is an UNESCO initiative to promote the importance of books and reading for the development of societies. This annual event has authors, publishers and book distributors join hands to encourage reading.


    There is lot of debate on making books free and available to all. Lets not get into that here. Or rather until that debate is settled, lets honour the effort that goes into bringing those books to us readers. The hours of research by the author, writing, editing- I mean you get the drift right.


    Now just because something is available free to download on the internet need not necessarily mean that the book is "actually free". In our search for a book by our favourite Author, we may have unconsciuosly promoted piracy.


    On this day, as a true Book Lover join me in taking a vow to abide by the CopyRights guidelines. It just takes a little effort. Download only from open access sites like project Gutenburg. Or buy a book. Too expensive? Join a library. Yes the Grishams and Sheldons will get richer, but lets do it for the librarians and small time book sellers who are beating the odds everyday. Indusladies honours the Copyrights of all published material, it's now our turn.


    To show your support, pledge a book- physical book, of any language and genre, that you've bought or borrowed, click a picture of it and upload it here. Love a book.. flaunt it here.

    This book is my pledge.

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  2. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    @Priyasrini this i can join. i have kept most of the books that we own in storage. right now have books that are my son's 12th and reference books that are covering a whole lot of space. we have only kept a few that my little man wants to read no a regular basis. i know the pic that i share would make it look like what is this guy (all of 17) doing reading these books...but that is how he is. no fiction for him, unless it comes highly recommended by his sister.

    we usualy rent the books these days or buy them as e-book, unless all of us like the book and would like to own a hard copy.

    Oh the pleasure of reading, the smell of a new quality book, the feel of turning the pages, the pleasure of going back and reading the lines that made a impact..the bookmarks, the fun of discussing..oh nothing can beat it..

    my dream vacation without going anywhere..a cup of coffee, a good book and some pleasant music..bliss..
     

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    chillbreeze Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Shanvy, its really amazing how much and what your son reads. I have lots of such books but haven't gotten around to reading them.

    Priya, thanks for starting this wonderful thread. Its so easy to get the book we want of the net but its time we think of the hard work that goes behind writing and publishing each book and the people who are dependent on it for their day-to-day living.

    Here is my pledge.
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    jingi92 Gold IL'ite

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    i used to hv a good collection ... but shifting around hv donated more than 90% to the schools and local library ... i too would like to take the pledge now .. but wl hvta buy a book ... wish this thread was started while I was still in chennai .. now wl hvta search in this small town ... still will try :)
     
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    PriyaSrini Moderator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    Madhu that is so thoughtful of you to give your books away to schools. :clap
    You have stayed true to the cause behind this UNESCO initiative and supported reading. Please don't buy a book to pledge, you can join a library, there must be one in your town. You can pledge a "burrowed" book too.
     
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    jingi92 Gold IL'ite

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    @priyasrini ... sure i wl .. thanks for the idea :)
     
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    Aria New IL'ite

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    Flaunting what I'm reading this very moment ...:mrgreen:
    A Bible for any Atheist! (image: Christopher Hitchen's acclaimed book)


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    Aria New IL'ite

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    I've very few hard copy books. But here flaunting few more that I'm reading on and off for weeks now

    From Anais Nin, Milligan, Singer, Borges to Levi.

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    My covenant with the grim reaper please, don't enlist me before I tick the list! I know it will take 250 years so you better wait.

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    Gauri03 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    I see the Anais Nin discretely tucked under the Milligan. Clever girl! :rotfl

    Here's one of my prized possessions,

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    Picked it up at an airport years ago. It's been lovingly read a couple of times.
     
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    Aria New IL'ite

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    Do you want me to be on this site few more days or not ? doh1
    If 50-shades wedged the left and right agitprop, DOV will ban me!
     

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