"Is it possible for me to choose another batch of books?"His taste in books is similar to mine. He picks them up inexpensively in second hand book stores. He's very generous about lending them out and giving them away. Recently he let me know that he needed to empty a few shelves, so I should just come and take whatever I wanted. So I don't have to buy my light reading.
If he was the ebook type, he'd pay a lot more for the right to upload a book onto some machine (which can't be used on Shabbat) and then he wouldn't be able to transfer those books to the neighbors. I'm not the only one who uses his "library."
I like real paper books. One book can be read by dozens or hundreds of people. That's very efficient use of a tree and a lot friendlier than all that techie material.
Out of the den and off to finish that book I started yesterday... I certainly can't curl up with a pc...