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post #3616 of 3990

A recent convert to Kindle here. I still buy paper books, when there's no e-version available, but have limited shelf room these days.

 

Two benefits of eReaders:

1. There's a whole horde of out-of-copyright classics which are available free as ebooks. A colleague of mine bought both her sons Kindles, and they were downloading and reading avidly for nearly a year before they actually asked her to pay for something.

 

2. Reference links. I just got the complete series of George McDonald Fraser's 'Flashman' books on Kindle, and the ability to jump from the text to the linked footnotes/appendices and back again is very neat.

 

One downside is that many ebooks (especially the cheaper omnibus editions) are poorly proofread, in my experience.

post #3617 of 3990
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Do you people rely on eReaders or do you still use the good old books.

Just want to get a general overview of people in this thread....

100% paper.
post #3618 of 3990
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100% paper.


I probably still would be, but my bookshelf is stacked two deep now.

post #3619 of 3990

I do more Audio books via Audible....Lots of travel time so not as much time to sit and read.

post #3620 of 3990
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I do more Audio books via Audible....Lots of travel time so not as much time to sit and read.


I've tried audiobooks a few times, but have come to the conclusion that they're not for me.

 

I have a daily commute of 90 minutes each way, but it's on tube and train, rather than driving, so I get a lot of my reading done then.

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I do more Audio books via Audible....Lots of travel time so not as much time to sit and read.


I've tried audiobooks a few times, but have come to the conclusion that they're not for me.

 

I have a daily commute of 90 minutes each way, but it's on tube and train, rather than driving, so I get a lot of my reading done then.

Some of the Narrator's are like listening to a really great story teller....Sometimes I will get into a book I did not expect to like due to a great reading of it.

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Some of the Narrator's are like listening to a really great story teller....Sometimes I will get into a book I did not expect to like due to a great reading of it.


A friend of mine ran a local audiobook library, back in the days of cassette. Some of the vocal talent available is remarkable.

 

On the other hand, I also owned an audiobook of Douglas Adams reading the first 'Dirk Gently' book. Much as I love his writing, I used those tapes for when I couldn't get to sleep!

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

Some of the Narrator's are like listening to a really great story teller....Sometimes I will get into a book I did not expect to like due to a great reading of it.


A friend of mine ran a local audiobook library, back in the days of cassette. Some of the vocal talent available is remarkable.

 

On the other hand, I also owned an audiobook of Douglas Adams reading the first 'Dirk Gently' book. Much as I love his writing, I used those tapes for when I couldn't get to sleep!

:D

post #3624 of 3990

The Prophet- by Kahlil Gibran

 

Beautiful passages of brilliant, enlightened wisdom.

If you have never read this short book, I would recommend it without hesitation. Worth reading over and over...

Simple poetry with exceptionally deep meaning.

post #3625 of 3990

I bought the 'Rama' omnibus on Kindle. Having re-read the Arthur C.Clarke original with great pleasure, I am now ploughing through the (Gentry Lee) sequels, hoping that at some point they'll stop being a bit crap.

 

It's not quite as bad comparing the first two M*A*S*H books by Richard Hooker with the many execrable William Butterworth sequels, but still...

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The Prophet- by Kahlil Gibran

 

Beautiful passages of brilliant, enlightened wisdom.

If you have never read this short book, I would recommend it without hesitation. Worth reading over and over...

Simple poetry with exceptionally deep meaning.

I read that book - man i hated it, terrible stuff. No offence of course. 

post #3627 of 3990
I can't imagine hating Kahlil Gibran's work, to me that would be like hating color or music. Very strange. blink.gif
post #3628 of 3990
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100% paper.

 

I for my part, never found the prospect of using an eReader very compelling.

 

This is probably due to the fact that I often mark and write a lot into my books, so real books are easier to use in that regard.

I also collect books with nice covers.

 

Also, real books smell good...:o 

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Not to be confused with the previous books of the same name. Cook does a fair job of trying to piece together the life of Reilly but relies a bit too much on circumstantial evidence. To be fair with a subject as hard to pin down as Reilly I doubt anyone will ever do a definitive account. This is most likely as close as you get. There is as much information on early 20th century politics here as on Reilly himself. Anyone with an interest in that period of history could do worse than read this. The events within were the major shapers of the political and economic climates for the century.

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Originally Posted by TheDreamthinker View Post
 

 

I for my part, never found the prospect of using an eReader very compelling.

 

This is probably due to the fact that I often mark and write a lot into my books, so real books are easier to use in that regard.

I also collect books with nice covers.

 

Also, real books smell good...:o 

I like reading big books in my hand and short ones on the Kindle - oddly enough 

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