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July 25, 2010

What’s New at Our Local Library

Filed under: Reviews,Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 8:57 PM
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Remember the days of  Books-on-Tape?

And then books on disc


which morphed into MP3s
(fewer discs, less bulky) could load directly to your player.


Now our library has taken out the middle step.


When I picked it up I thought someone had made a mistake and sent me a VHS tape.

Opened it up to double check (the librarian did not know what it was either)


Patron (that’s the reader) is responsible for adding a battery…

once you figure out how to open it


and you need your own headphones.

I love the library  but this idea –
I am not a fan.


Maybe it was because after several hours there was a skip and the words became garbled.
 How does one scratch a self contained unit?
More importantly, how does one repair it?  I assume it will be thrown away.








Needless to say, this was not a sponsored post.



  1. hi, hello – thxs for stopping by.
    i like your sense of humour!
    cheerio, nadine

    Comment by woolf — July 26, 2010 @ 12:01 AM

  2. Dogsmom… how very nice of you to stop by my blog..
    The Dolphin are such sweet creatures.. I’ve been very
    upset over how many have been “Oiled” in the Gulf..
    my son is with the USCG and said he spent several days
    off the coast of LA cleaning these animals and it made
    him so sad….
    Have a wonderful Monday!

    Comment by sandy — July 26, 2010 @ 6:01 AM

  3. I’ve never heard of or seen one of these things! I’m just a reader, so I doubt that I’ll even finish a book on CD that a SIL gave me! LOL Thanks for stopping by to see my treasures from Kathy’s show. It was fun even though I was “glistening” buckets. Gotta love the terms those southern girls use!
    🙂 Sue

    Comment by Sue — July 26, 2010 @ 8:36 AM

  4. I hope your Honda is running better than this tape contraption. Wonder who came up with that brilliant idea??? Seems to be going back in time…and to have to supply your own battery??? This patron will bypass and just go for the book.

    Comment by carma — July 29, 2010 @ 10:54 AM

  5. oh my, that looks like some sort of outdated remote control?

    i think this is the right person…i believe you have left me some sweet comments, yet i can’t email you, and your name isn’t able to be clicked on, so i googled you. i want to tell you that i appreciate your comments, lol, and i’m glad you stop by the cape on the corner.

    have a great week! and what a sweet kitty in that most recent post!

    Comment by the cape on the corner — August 2, 2010 @ 9:24 PM

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