Anybody read books? I do.

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Rich, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. trh

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    No library books? Your local library has ebooks and a link how to use a Kindle. Ebooks & Audiobooks – Welcome

    One system I'm affiliated with has a standalone reader that can't be used on a Kindle. Another sends my checked out ebooks to my Amazon account where I can download and sync it to multiple devices.
     
  2. lparsons21

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    The reason I didn’t list the library is that ours really sucks for ebooks/audiobooks selections. And it uses cloud library as the app, which pretty much sucks in its own way. :(


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    My wife and I spend time reading books daily, and as fulltime RV'ers, ebooks are a major convenience and weight/space saver. We get many books from various online free and low cost sources like Amazon, Baen Free Library, Smashwords, etc., as well as from the three library systems we belong to. All of our books are first run through the Calibre E-book Management program for conversion to our preferred EPUB format and distribution to the Moon+ Pro Android e-reader app on our synchronized phones, tablets, and laptops. We currently have about 2000 ebooks in our Calibre master library.
     
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    I don’t tend to buy ebooks/audiobooks, just borrow them with some subscription services. If I happen to run across a book in them that seems to be a good candidate for re-reading, then I buy it.

    Btw, if you like science fiction, here is a link for a free ebook each month:
    Ebookclub.tor.com



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  5. Rich

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    I just started reading The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham. Saw the movie many years ago and enjoyed it. Published in 1951. Found it on one of the book sites for about a couple bucks. Well worth the money so far. Better than the movie. Far better. I'd go into details but don't want to spoil it in any way. If you like apocalyptic novels this is one that should not be missed.

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    Read it many moons ago. Great book.
     
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    Rich

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    Wow! Been over a year since the last post. I just got thru with David Poyer's latest tome, Overthrow. And I was disappointed. First time one of his books disappointed me. Kept waiting for the naval battle, never happened. Disappointing.

    The I went to Tim Dorsey's latest book, Naked Came The Florida Man. My God, what a struggle to finish it. Dorsey appears to be slipping. Another disappointment.

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    Andrew Sullivan

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    I will read anything by Stuart Woods. Especially if it is a Stone Barrington character related story.
     
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    Rich

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    Used to read his works. I like alliteration and "Arrington Barrington" is a name that stuck with me.

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    Rich

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    The book struggles continued. Read The Guardians by John Grisham. Took damn near a month. Grisham either writes a great novel or a miserable novel. This one was miserable.

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  11. Rich

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    I bought John Bolten's book, The Room Where It Happened when it came out and began to read it. Great, another narcissist. I have a hard time reading anything written by people obsessed with themselves and Bolten can't stop talking about how much he knows about everything. And how smart he is. I'll muddle thru it one of these days when I have nothing else to read.

    Today, I received Mary Trump's new book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man. Grabbed me on the first page. Much easier to read. She doesn't seem to be obsessed with anything but the obvious. Which I won't expand upon. Much as I'd like to discuss this book here, we'll never be able to do that.

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  12. billsharpe

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    Bolten's book got a very critical review in, of all places, the New York Times. They agreed that it was not well written. I'll stick with some of the quotes from the book.
     
  13. Rich

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    Yup, I read the reviews and still bought it. It is not well written, the critics are correct.

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    steve053

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    Almost another year since anyone's posted in this thread. Ran across the James Reece series by Jack Carr: The Terminal List; True Believer; Savage Son; and The Devil's Hand. Sounds interesting and plan on reading the Terminal List during our August beach vacation.

    Thanks Rich for the heads up on Grisham's book The Guardians. Wife likes him, will find something else of his for her to read at the beach.
     
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    the2130

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    I've been reading the Mitch Rapp series of books by Vince Flynn, who wrote 12 of these before he died in 2013. I'm on #5, Separation of Power.
     
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    billsharpe

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    I just finished reading Nomadland as an ebook borrowed from my library. I liked it much better than the movie. My wife had a paperback copy that I started reading but I found it was much easier on my eyes to read the book on my iPad.
     
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    Rich

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    I think Grisham's earliest books were his best.

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    atfree

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    The Partner was great...I remember getting it in the mail at 4pm on a Friday. Keep reading it until 2 am....couldn't put it down.

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    Rich

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    Grisham's books have become hit and miss, some are great, but others aren't.

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