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Old 06-04-2011, 04:04 PM   #1431
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I just finished Dragondrums and started All The Wyers of Pern, both by Anne McCaffrey.
So I won't give you any spoilers...I love the Pern books.
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:05 PM   #1432
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My next foray is a new author, Gini Koch...science-fiction. I have her three books.
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:19 PM   #1433
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So I won't give you any spoilers...I love the Pern books.
Can't spoil 'em since I've read them all before. I'm just building my library of old favorites. Fortunately, It's been so long they are just like new. Unfortunately, you just can't take time to savor them as they are impossible to put down for more than a few minutes at a time.
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:39 PM   #1434
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Can't spoil 'em since I've read them all before. I'm just building my library of old favorites. Fortunately, It's been so long they are just like new. Unfortunately, you just can't take time to savor them as they are impossible to put down for more than a few minutes at a time.
I started out with the Harper stories when they were first published in the 70's...they are still a favorite.
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:25 PM   #1435
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about half way through "The Help"
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:13 PM   #1436
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just purchased a nook - off the hook!! ($99 - refurbished - b&n thru ebay) pros: a bonanza of older and classic type books are freebies !! plenty of other cheap reads too !! great for multi-book jugglers like me - you can switch books instantly, much like channel-surfing !! i'm like a kid in a candy store with the free sample ebooks - saves $$ if you're not keen on the sample !! love the convenience of the free and easy portability !! cons: impulse control has never been a strong point with me (watch your first week or two of hair-trigger purchases with strict diligence) !! a sample ebook can act like a double edged sword - just say no to the superficial hook - remember, you can sample endLESSly for free !! the pages do not have their own source of light (no backlighting) !! $99 is still $$ !! it's not a kindle !!
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:17 PM   #1437
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I hope you enjoy it!
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:23 PM   #1438
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Just jumping back to the Kindle chat for a moment. I currently have well over 100 books on my Kindle. If you look carefully and search on your computer rather than on the Kindle itself you can access a whole lot of free books. The freebies change from time to time so you need to keep checking. I also have bought a crapload of 99 cent books.

IMHO its not outrageous to spend $6 - $9 for a book that would currently be in paperback.

The $114 ad Kindle only shows ads when it goes to sleep. You don't get interrupted with ads or anything like that. Its WELL worth the money. And you will not stop reading DTBs either. I still get stuff from the library and the used book store. I just don't have a shoulder dent from the weight of the books in my purse anymore.

In case any of you are interested, at the bottom of this page (and every page) there are links to the other Social Knowledge forums. One of those is Book and Reader. I recently joined over there and I'm loving the book chat. Come on over, lets have a DC invasion!
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:40 PM   #1439
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Just jumping back to the Kindle chat for a moment. I currently have well over 100 books on my Kindle. If you look carefully and search on your computer rather than on the Kindle itself you can access a whole lot of free books. The freebies change from time to time so you need to keep checking. I also have bought a crapload of 99 cent books.

IMHO its not outrageous to spend $6 - $9 for a book that would currently be in paperback.

The $114 ad Kindle only shows ads when it goes to sleep. You don't get interrupted with ads or anything like that. Its WELL worth the money. And you will not stop reading DTBs either. I still get stuff from the library and the used book store. I just don't have a shoulder dent from the weight of the books in my purse anymore.

In case any of you are interested, at the bottom of this page (and every page) there are links to the other Social Knowledge forums. One of those is Book and Reader. I recently joined over there and I'm loving the book chat. Come on over, lets have a DC invasion!
I'm busy registering...think they'll think I'm a Spammer...
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:03 AM   #1440
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this enormously popular thread has been pulling in members of dc like "moths to a flame" :) for more than six years already. i hope it can continue. since i'm still new, i'm unfamiliar with what happens when the last page of a thread is filled. i would like to be able to continue checking in on what books folks are into, and share my latest. what now?
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