Thread: Book Thread!
08-08-2008, 08:11 PM
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- Hartford, CT USA
Cybook, an e-paper device rather than a backlit device so it's easy on the eyes. It reads html, pdf, txt, pdb (non-secure), and doc files as well as Mobipocket books. Both companies are French and I haven't seen any compatability problems. Mobipocket has a huge number of ebooks can be read on multiple devices, including PCs and PDAs, as well as the Cybook, and the company also has a creator tool that allows you to take other file formats and make an ebook. Mobipocket Reader and Mobipocket Creator are free.
The only caveat is that they're just as expensive (or close to it) as physical books.
08-08-2008, 08:12 PM
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Last edited by megimoo; 08-08-2008 at 08:31 PM.
08-08-2008, 08:13 PM
Having a great reading summer so far. I have read both those E. Lee books you sent and have read The Last Patriot by Brad Thor, Nothing To Lose by Lee Child, Broken Window by Jeffry Deaver, Plague Ship by cussler and a bunch of others.
I still have to go out and get the new Repairman Jack book - The Early years.
: Grow your own dope. Plant a liberal.
I wondered why the rock was getting larger. Then it hit me.
08-08-2008, 08:34 PM
I'm currently rereading "Presumed Innocent" by Scott Turow and I'm working my through "Classic Home Cooking" by Mary Frances Berry and Marlena Spieler.
08-08-2008, 08:48 PM
I'm waiting for this to arrive:
Books: A Memoir
by Larry McMurtry
It wasn't enough for Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry to become one of the most prolific, bestselling, and beloved of American writers. Besides writing nearly forty books, including the Pultizer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove, he has emerged as one this nation's greatest bookmen. In Books: A Memoir, McMurtry shares with readers his lifelong passion and dogged pursuit of books. In short, gem-like chapters, he paints a fascinating picture of the landscape of American book culture and book selling over a 50-year period. The story is as dusty, musty and crusty as any of McMurtry's fictionalized Westerns, and filled with characters who seem like they stepped out of central casting. Whether you love McMurtry, books, bookstores or a combination thereof, you'll find something to love in Books: A Memoir. Settle in with a cuppa coffee and let McMurtry kindle your passion for physical books.
08-08-2008, 08:53 PM
08-08-2008, 08:57 PM
McMurtry has a book store (Booked Up) in North Texas. He was based in D.C. for years but moved home.
The Archer City store is arguably the largest single used bookstore in the United States, carrying somewhere between 400,000 and 450,000 titles
08-08-2008, 09:43 PM
I just finished Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography by Andrew Morton. Would you believe that Tom is 100 percent certifiably CRAZY?! :D I learned a lot about Scientology. Talk about wacky!
Now I'm re-reading True Devotion, Book 1 in Dee Henderson's Uncommon Heroes Series. She's one of my favorite authors. I read and re-read her stuff regularly.
After that, I will start Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer that I picked up on a whim at Target. No, it's not Shannon's autobiography. ;)
08-08-2008, 09:45 PM
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