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Old 05-01-2020, 10:08 AM   #61
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Finally had to buy a Kindle (couldn't find enough paperbacks) last December. Some digital books are cheaper than print ones.



Catching up on Tom Clancy, Brad Thor, Brad Taylor, Larry Bond, Lee Childs, etc.


I blow through 2 books per week & the pickings are getting slim.


I do miss my paperbacks though.
I hear you! My wife forced me to get an e-reader when I started piling up books in corners as I had run out of bookcases, and places to put more bookcases. I love the used book exchange, problem was I always came back with more than I exchanged.
I still miss the feel and smell of books, but I really enjoy the advantages of an e-reader.
Also found this ebook service for free and discounted ebooks. Lots of new authors as well as classics. Most ebooks through this service are $1 to $3, as well as free. It's free to join, so check it out at https://landing.bookbub.com/covers_e...SAAEgLgFvD_BwE

My favorite genre is sci-fi (love a good space opera), then horror and westerns. I have collected most books written by Asimov, Koontz, King, Heinlein.
I am currently reading an 1800 page series 'The All Souls Trilogy' (bought for $3 from Bookbub) by Deborah Harkness, a new author to me. It has witches, vampires, and daemons and is surprisingly well written with lots of actual history.
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Old 05-01-2020, 10:45 AM   #62
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I hear you! My wife forced me to get an e-reader when I started piling up books in corners as I had run out of bookcases, and places to put more bookcases. I love the used book exchange, problem was I always came back with more than I exchanged.
I still miss the feel and smell of books, but I really enjoy the advantages of an e-reader.
Also found this ebook service for free and discounted ebooks. Lots of new authors as well as classics. Most ebooks through this service are $1 to $3, as well as free. It's free to join, so check it out at https://landing.bookbub.com/covers_e...SAAEgLgFvD_BwE

My favorite genre is sci-fi (love a good space opera), then horror and westerns. I have collected most books written by Asimov, Koontz, King, Heinlein.
I am currently reading an 1800 page series 'The All Souls Trilogy' (bought for $3 from Bookbub) by Deborah Harkness, a new author to me. It has witches, vampires, and daemons and is surprisingly well written with lots of actual history.
I've had a few e-readers over several years...Kindle, Barnes & Noble and Calibri.
I've been a book nut since the early 1970's and have a large library.
Many of my books are now Kindle or Calibri if they're available.
It's so much easier to store them and read them...they're cheaper too.
I download them on my computer, no problem.
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Old 05-01-2020, 11:44 AM   #63
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Old 05-01-2020, 01:00 PM   #64
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My wife and I both had the same problem with creeping books. We’ve given away hundreds over the years, and still have a lot. I built a bookcase years ago, just for paperbacks, that has several hundred books in it and it’s still full. A lot of those are my SF classic collection. Some Asimov, almost all of Heinlein, Harry Harrison, David Weber, Elizabeth Moon, others. Plus a lot of WEB Griffin, including his police stories set in Philadelphia that he wrote under another name. I am bummed that I can’t afford to replicate most of those on the Kindle, since the publishers of all those authors want $8-$10 and up per book... for stuff that has been in print for decades. Crazy, but there you are. And yeah, Bookbub is a big help. I find lots of new stuff there for free or not much. Highly recommended to everybody.

Ten years ago we got into e-readers just because you can have so many more books in general, and especially traveling. We started with Nook, unfortunately, since I now have a few hundred books there and I have to remember to go look for them. We mostly do Kindle, now, and I have over a thousand books on my iPad. Lots of which I haven't read yet! And, I still reread some of what I do have. Overall, I really like reading on the iPad for the number of books and the ability to reset the font size for my old eyes. I miss being able to flip around a real book, but I’ve learned to live with it. I’ve also learned to live with the “It’s not a real book” thing, you get used to that over time. At least, we have LOL.
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I have the Kindle app on my iPhone & iPad. Download ebooks from the local library for free. Not all titles are available for Kindle but usually find some by the authors I like.
Yeah, I download library books to phone and then transfer to a Kindle, which I find easier to read.
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Old 05-03-2020, 05:36 PM   #67
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Yeah, I download library books to phone and then transfer to a Kindle, which I find easier to read.
I have both a Kindle Paperwhite (awesome for reading outdoors in daylight!) and a Kindle Fire (tablet).

The Fire allows me to load the Libby app which we use to borrow library books here in Canada.

Sadly we can't borrow from library to the Paperwhite yet here in Canada (but we can to the clunky Nook ereader).

Nothing beats a real book but then again I can't hold an entire library of books in one hand...tradeoffs!
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Old 05-03-2020, 07:27 PM   #68
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I am not a fan of e-books, kindles,etc. Since our libraries are closed I have been utilizing the little library kiosks scattered throughout different communities. They are great places to leave books you no longer want and pick up some other reading materials. They are pretty common here in upstate New York and I have seen them in South Florida. Not sure how common they are in other parts of the country, but it might be something to look into starting in your town especially in these times.
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3 years ago, I had a retina detachment in my dominant eye that was laser re-attached. After the laser work, I am legally blind in that eye. The other eye is slowly growing an old age cataract. The retina doc, general eye doc, and the optometrist all agree to wait on lens replacement in the “good” eye for as long as possible. Wife now drives most of the time.
I listen to audio books as reading most book’s print size is very tiring. Even using a 12” tablet and its zoomable print size gets tiring quickly. I can sit or lay down with ear buds, eyes closed, and not disturb wife with light or page flipping.

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Station Eleven is a 2014 novel by Emily St. John Mandel. It is Mandel's fourth novel. The novel takes place in the Great Lakes region after a fictional swine flu pandemic, known as the "Georgia Flu", has devastated the world, killing most of the population. It won the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2015.
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Re-reading on my phone via Kindle app Atlas Shrugged. I've read this book every 24 to 36 months since +/-1989. I especially enjoy reading via Kindle as I can make notes about characters, events and timelines. Believe it or not, I can see current events leading to an honest-to-God producers vs. looters showdown. In fact bumpers stickerS on our toad read:

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I’m re-reading the first 2 books in Rachel Aaron’s DFZ series preparatory to the release of her third.

Minimum Wage Magic
Making a living is hard. In a lawless city where gods are real, dragons are traffic hazards, and buildings move around on their own, it can feel downright impossible.

Good thing freelance mage Opal Yong-ae has never let little things like impossibility stop her. She’s found a way to put her overpriced magical art history degree to use as a Cleaner: a contract municipal employee who empties out abandoned apartments and resells the unusual treasures she finds inside for a profit. It’s not a pretty job, or a safe one--there’s a reason she wears bite-proof gloves--but when you’re neck-deep in debt to a very magical, very nasty individual, you can’t be picky about where the money comes from.

But even Opal’s low standards are put to the test when the only thing of value in her latest apartment is the body of the previous tenant. Dealing with the dead isn’t technically part of her job, but this mage died hiding a secret that could be worth a lot of money, and Opal’s the only one who knows. With debts she can’t pay due at the end of the week, this could be the big break she’s been waiting for, but in a city of runaway magic where getting in over your head generally means losing it, the cost of chasing this opportunity might be more than Opal can survive.
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"Horizon" by Barry Lopez. A great work that weaves cultural and natural history, archaeology, ethnography, philosophy - his stuff has been called "prose-poetry" and it's a great book.
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Not a book, but I got out the blueprints for a 1/4 scale RC airplane that I began building years ago and never finished. There were a few things that I did not understand in the beginning, but with the help of the internet and reading those prints, I found a solution to all of my problems. Now have the plane built and ready for a engine test run.
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