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Books and Kindle Reading

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:07 am
by crow (deleted)
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Time was (Ronnie Scott) that I would take my current book plus a reserve,
along with any wildlife reference books relavent to where I was going.
Nowadays I take my newly charged Kindle along with the necessary
refererence books.
What do I read? Allsorts; I have just read
The Great Western Apprentice, Hugh Freebury, Swindon in the 30's
The Wire: Truth Be Told
The First Law: Joe Abercrombie
Codex Alera: Jim Butcher
The Dresden Files: Jim Butcher
Game of Thrones: George R. R. Martin
The Master and Commander Series: Patrick O'Brian
Lord Of The Rings: JRR Tolkien
(You may notice a pattern here)
I am also very fond of Police Thrillers;
Ian Rankin for instance.
Current Book: Gormenghast
I like to search Amazon's Free Book, hoping for gems,
but find most between .99p and £5.
Science Fiction is another great love of mine and I have just finished: Wool
WW2 Aircraft as in Petes (Pepe) Beaufighter tale
I still buy books but only the ones I have read at least three times.
I still look for a book called the Black Death published in 1969,
(I wore out the local librarys copy) I think it was by a P Ziegler
Nasty disease, how it swept through Asia and Europe and changed
social history for ever, allowing craftsmen to travel and receive a good
wage, the foundation of the journeymen in fact.



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RE: Books and Kindle Reading

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:22 am
by Deeps (deleted)
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Kindle - had one for several years now. Being an avid reader the house was beginning to feel like we were living in a reference library so one day I packed several cardboard boxes, each containing 20 of so books, and placed them on FleeBay. Now by bedside table is a book free zone and I can see the dust gathering more easily.


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RE: Books and Kindle Reading

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:49 am
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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Just finishing a 'Fete Worse than Death' describing the events of a typical English summer. Stonehenge, cricket, plane & train spotting, shin kicking, foot wrestling, giant pasty ceremony, Blackpool weekends, battle re-enactments and village fetes etc, etc.

Tee'd up I've got:

'Winter Siege' a murder mystery based around the siege of Nantwich during the Civil War
'Asterix and the Picts' to help in the great Scottish referendum debate
'Raising Steam' Terry Pratchett
'Far from the Sodding Crowd'

Part way through:

'The Garden - a year at Home Farm' based on a BBC2 TV series broadcast circa 1990
'Instant Expert - Nexus a guide to Nexus 4,7 &10

Just finished:

'In My Garden' the diaries of Christopher Lloyd, thoroughly recommended for any enthusiast gardener who appreciates good writing.

A Kindle was on my Wish List for Christmas but sadly was overlooked.


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RE: Books and Kindle Reading

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:51 pm
by crow (deleted)
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There may be a Kindle App available for your Nexus, or PC, Andy.
I have another rail book, The Train Now Departing about the BBC series



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RE: Books and Kindle Reading

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:07 pm
by hob (deleted)
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I don't see too well for reading and really close work ( I have good long vision) so recently I have started to download talking books from a very good free site that i found here

https://librivox.org/pages/about-librivox/

You need a good connection for the downloads and a fair bit of storage space if you download a lot of them but most modern computers have lots of hard disk space.

I have loads of sci fi short stories to listen to now


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RE: Books and Kindle Reading

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:07 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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Snap! as far as the book is concerned and I'll look into the possibility of an App, thanks Rod.

Recommended railway books include the Signalman Trilogy by Adrian Vaughan - Signalman's Morning, Signalman's Twilight, Signalman's Nightmare and most other books by Adrian Vaughan.


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RE: Books and Kindle Reading

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:08 pm
by Frantone (deleted)
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I have the kindle app on my iPad and iPhone but have found it less than satisfactory outdoors in sunshine. (Brilliant indoors though!)
I might have to nick my mothers Kindle!
TonyP


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RE: Books and Kindle Reading

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:12 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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I don't see too well for reading .....

I didn't know you from Reading Hob?


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RE: Books and Kindle Reading

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:13 pm
by hob (deleted)
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No I'm from fumble


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RE: Books and Kindle Reading

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:38 pm
by crow (deleted)
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Neville, my wife has the same problem, won't see (can't see?) an optician,
so uses those "off the peg" specs you see in supermarkets.
Thanks for the link I will pass it on.


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RE: Books and Kindle Reading

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:53 pm
by hob (deleted)
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My local optician does tests for about 20 quid over 60 and I think they are free


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RE: Books and Kindle Reading

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:55 pm
by crow (deleted)
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So why are you not reading then? (no need to answer that Neville)


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RE: Books and Kindle Reading

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:22 pm
by Tigerlily (deleted)
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You can borrow audiobooks from quite a few public libraries now, downloadable to your mp3 player from the comfort of your own home. Worth checking to see if your local library is one of them. You can borrow ebooks from some of them too but not for kindle.


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RE: Books and Kindle Reading

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:00 am
by crow (deleted)
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You can convert e-books to the Kindle format using Calibre
http://calibre-ebook.com/download


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RE: Books and Kindle Reading

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:30 pm
by KeithF (deleted)
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Gormenghast is so dark and creepy


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