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Old 03-05-2012, 08:06 PM   #11
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Free & Bargain Kindle Books | Pixel of Ink
posts new free and bargain-priced e-books every day.
The freebies are usually available for limited time only - sometimes just the one day.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:15 AM   #12
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Whew, lovely suggestions folks! Let me try and answer the questions posed.

1. Free books and library books - Kindle library books are not yet available in Canadian libraries. When Mobi books were available I was quite adept at reformatting them to work on my Kindle. My Kindle is already loaded with as many classics and other freebies as I want. I'm all over "free" and many of the free books are good reads.

2. Terry Pratchett - Love the guy. Read all his Wee Free Men and a few Discworld. I find Discworld a bit hit and miss for me though.

3. Hunger Games - read them all LAST trip. Good thought PF, thanks!

4. Terry Brooks - I read the Shannara series in dead tree format. I don't really want to duplicate books on the Kindle that I already own in paper format. Loved the series though CraigC, got any other suggestions?

SharonT, I'll look at both those authors. Thanks! They sound like they would fit the bill.

I've currently picked up:

Kitchen Confidential
A Nevada Barr that I've not read yet
Books 4 and 5 of the Song of Ice and Fire Series
A Joe Grey sample that I may not have read.

I am still looking for about 4 more books of the fluffier variety. Song of Ice and Fire is a bit too engrossing for a beach read. I don't want to be so involved I crispify myself!
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:17 PM   #13
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David Baldacci writes some good stuff. I'm currently working through his Camel Club series. It's political conspiracy murder mystery stuff. He also has another book "Wish You Well" that I really loved. It's set in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia. A "coming of age" story but really well done. There's also "the Grimm Curse" http://www.amazon.com/Grimm-Curse-On.../dp/B004FV5C4Y
It's a quick read but enjoyable.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:43 PM   #14
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Oooo! Good call jabbur thanks! Got the Grimm one downloaded. It looks perfect.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:07 PM   #15
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Whew, lovely suggestions folks! Let me try and answer the questions posed.

4. Terry Brooks - I read the Shannara series in dead tree format. I don't really want to duplicate books on the Kindle that I already own in paper format. Loved the series though CraigC, got any other suggestions?
Do you like "spy" type series?
Clive Cussler
Alistair MacLean

More fantasy
Ann McCaffrey - Pern series
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:20 PM   #16
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Oh I loved Alistair MacLean stuff! Desmond Bagley too! I think I've read all the Clive Cusslers and yes I like that stuff a lot! Got more suggestions? Clearly we read the same stuff.

I've done all the Pern stuff too. Those are in my bookcase though, and not on Kindle.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:30 PM   #17
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Oh I loved Alistair MacLean stuff! Desmond Bagley too! I think I've read all the Clive Cusslers and yes I like that stuff a lot! Got more suggestions? Clearly we read the same stuff.

I've done all the Pern stuff too. Those are in my bookcase though, and not on Kindle.
Alternative History? (Fiction)
Harry Turtledove - "Guns of the South"
World War series

If you've read the other stuff, I guess "Dune" is passe'
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What's Alternative History?

No war stuff. Ken would be stealing my Kindle.

Dune got read many moons ago. Could be worth a reread if they're cheap on Kindle though. Good thought. Thanks.
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Oh Dear Lord. You have unleashed a crazy woman! I just picked up about 6 new books. WHEE!!!
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Janet Evanovich, Lisa Lutz and Sue Grafton all have good series books to read. Don't know how much they are though, but you will laugh out loud at times with Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. (the movie, One for the Money, just came out a few weeks ago).
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