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lakesidecallas
Feb 3, 2011 5:03 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
I just finished The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest. It really picked up the last 150 pages and zoomed right along.

Now I'm back to the Dune series, I think there's one story in The Road to Dune and then on to Dune Messiah.
Imageirisarian
Feb 3, 2011 7:38 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Bumping along on 'Champlain's Dream'.
lakesidecallas
Feb 3, 2011 11:55 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Was Lake Champlain named after him?
Imageirisarian
Feb 4, 2011 10:12 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
yes. I grew up thinking that he spent his time canoeing aroung rivers. Now I find that he was a seafairer as well so could certainly handle a lake. I have not reached his route as yet, he has just finished fighting in Europe. Learned quite a bit about the French King Henry IV in the processl.
BookerC1
Feb 5, 2011 12:08 AM CST
Name: Angie
Mackinaw, IL
Just found out I've been talking books on the wrong forum. LOL I guess that makes up for all the OT chats I participated in on the book thread, because I talked books on the OT chat forum.

Oh, well. *Blush*
lakesidecallas
Feb 5, 2011 10:57 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

I think we have all been there, done that! Whistling
Imageherbie43
Feb 6, 2011 7:26 AM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
i just started ready another clive cussler book titled "crescent dawn" thsibook is also written with his son dick cussler.



Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
Imagewoofie
Feb 6, 2011 12:15 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
As requested, here's my last post from the previous thread:

The move is fine with me; just let us know when and where!

I've had problems with trying to use just the Nook software for PC. I "bought" a "free" book, and even after giving them my credit card number, I still couldn't access the book. I gave up and downloaded the same book from Amazon with no trouble. Which is why I'm inclined to favor the Kindle, but it's not compatible with library downloads. Only way I can read the library downloads is on my computer, which, as you say, is not as much fun as cuddling up under warm blankets with a kitty. I DID drag my laptop upstairs one night to read, but it's not very comfy. Sigh, I keep hoping that Amazon will modify the Kindle software to work with library downloads.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Imagesheryl
Feb 8, 2011 6:24 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Ugh, I hate to admit it, but I'm still trying to get back to "Elegance of the Hedgehog" .... my life has just been too overwhelming to concentrate on it just yet. It ain't a light read.
Imagekqcrna
Feb 8, 2011 6:42 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
My husband bought me an iPad for Christmas but I hadn't gotten around to reading any ebooks yet. I downloaded a nookbook for it, the Last Detective by Robert Crais. I haven't read but a little of it but it looks like it will be an OK ereader.

Looking at nookbooks and kindle, Kindle seems to have a better selection.

Karen
Imagedaylily
Feb 9, 2011 5:05 AM CST
Karen, I use an iPad. I use an app called Bluefire on the iPad, along with Adobe Digital Editions on my Mac to read ePub and PDF books that I download from the library. I find the books online through the library website. Then I have to open them with Adobe D E on the Mac. Then sync the iPad and the book is ready to go. I have cards to several libraries, and each has different books available. I am on the waiting list for quite a few books. Not reading anything right now, because I am next on the list for South Of Broad. When it becomes available, I don't want to be in the middle of another book.

Even though the library books are free to read, I am disappointed in how few titles are available, and how long the waiting lists are. Hoping that as digital readers become more available, this will improve.
Imagekqcrna
Feb 9, 2011 5:58 AM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
Yes, Juli, I've checked out our library list. Very few ebooks available. There are plenty of old books, and some of the classics, but not any newly released stuff that I want to read.

I did download the Bluefire reader about a week ago, when looking for something that works with PDF and ePub.

Karen
ImageJeannie63
Feb 9, 2011 8:13 AM CST
Name: Jeannie
North of Milwaukee, WI
zone 5A
If any of you are interested in reading older books, you can check out this website to download free books:

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

These are all books whose copyright has expired (so I think they are 100 or 80 years old? Not sure of the copyright laws on books). They are offered as .pdf, .txt, and I see they have added the kindle format and a bunch of other eReaders.

Lots of really good stuff, especially if you are behind in reading the classics. They say they've got over 33,000 books available.
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
Imagedaylily
Feb 9, 2011 9:51 AM CST
Karen - most of the books I found online at the library site are newer books. You can select SEO as your library and it will give more options - it's like interlibrary loan.

Here is a link to the SEO site from one of the libraries I go to.
http://seoebook.seo.lib.oh.us/D1BBAC70-F719-493A-8E86-504547...

Have you asked your local librarian about ebooks? They are the ones who helped me figure it out.
Imagekqcrna
Feb 9, 2011 12:51 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
Thanks, Juli, I'll explore that.

Karen
Imageherbie43
Feb 21, 2011 7:28 AM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
my new book is "Tick Tock" by james patterson and Michaelo Ledwidge
Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
lakesidecallas
Feb 21, 2011 8:15 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
I didn't know J. Patterson collaborated...??
Imageherbie43
Feb 21, 2011 8:25 AM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
he sure does. many of his books has a "with" under his name. i'm pretty sure there are at least 6 other authors who join in his novels. most of the "other" writters usually have a few books out on their own. i wonce heard that he does that to help less known writters
get recognition.

Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
lakesidecallas
Feb 21, 2011 8:58 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
He certainly is prolific, I must say!
Imageherbie43
Feb 21, 2011 9:07 AM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
his "jacket" indicatesthat he is the worlds most rad author with his books in print in 50 countries an dsales of over 250 million copies or something like that.
along with john sanford, he is my favorite
Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .

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