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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby DavidH on Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:49 am

Reading a history of D-Day on my new Kindle. It's an excellent bit of kit - with the print set to large I can read without eye-strain, also I've got a whole lot of stuff free which I'd never have paid for. If it's no good I can delete it. Looks like there's room for 1,500 to 2,000 books, depending on size.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:35 pm

Check out the Gutenberg (?) Project - a whole load of out-of-copyright free content for E-readers. Mrs. H has a load of classics on her kindle that cost her nothing. Imma get one once I've got a new job...
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby pieces o'nine on Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:10 am

If you like Project Gutenberg (Mrs. H is correct - tons of interesting things there) you might also like The Internet Archive and The Internet Classics Archive. Oh sure, they'll cut into your watching cats riding vacuum players time, but the Archive features links each week to some of the best -- and oddest -- vintage and cutting edge audio, video and text you can imagine.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby DavidH on Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:00 am

Thank you, folks. Yes, I use those, except I didn't know about The Internet Classics Archive. There are also several sites for downloading .epub files, which can then be converted into .mobi format using the free Calibre. I use these a lot:

http://tuebl.com/
http://www.epubbooks.com/
http://www.epubbud.com/
http://www.free-ebooks.net/

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Bart, ye lazy blaggard, get reading that book - she's going to e-mail you the first part of the test paper on Friday. :evilgrin:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Roland Deschain on Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:14 am

I love the Gutenberg Project. When I got my Sony eReader back in September, I downloaded a heap of great books from it, saving myself hundreds of pounds on the printed versions, getting such classic authors as Charles Dickens, Aristotle, Plato, Stephenie Meyer... :whistle:

By the way, check out other eReaders on the market and don't just choose the Kindle, even though it is cool. They use a dedicated format for books bought from their store (can be converted to/from .mobi, as I have done with Calibre, but it's a pain in the buttocks when you have a large number to do), and if you change reader type, prepare for DRM nightmares. And thanks for that list, David. I know I shouldn't look at them, as I have far too much already, but I shall do so anyway. :haha:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart on Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:17 am

black bart wrote:Just started reading a book that David H's wife lent me: "The House by the Thames (and the people who lived there)". 450 years of history from the perspective of this old house. I know the house quite well from it's facade as it's in one of my favourite spots in London, just down the river from the Globe Theatre.


I am loving this book. Forsooth methinks I will to thee Stews across thee river to visit the 'frows of Flaunders' (Flemish Women of the night). :lech: I trust I shalle not suffer the perilous infirmity of burning (I'm a gonna ere).
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff on Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:21 pm

I finished KJV's Exodus a couple nights ago. I haven't started Leviticus yet, but I already told my gay friend he's going to burn in Hell. :moon: He thought I was talking about Sodom and Gomorrah, but that's in Genesis. Leviticus supposedly has all sorts of "fun" things. Really I'm not sure what to expect except for the bits that get bandied about by fundamentalists and atheists when they argue. I shall see, I suppose.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:38 pm

I'm reading The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. Again. It never gets any wronger. His arguments never get any less convincing. God bless him, and his genes, and his memes.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby DavidH on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:15 am

black bart wrote:
black bart wrote:Just started reading a book that David H's wife lent me: "The House by the Thames (and the people who lived there)". 450 years of history from the perspective of this old house. I know the house quite well from it's facade as it's in one of my favourite spots in London, just down the river from the Globe Theatre.


I am loving this book. Forsooth methinks I will to thee Stews across thee river to visit the 'frows of Flaunders' (Flemish Women of the night). :lech: I trust I shalle not suffer the perilous infirmity of burning (I'm a gonna ere).


I'm telling you, Bart, she's nearly finished the test paper and it's pretty hard. The consequences of failure ... well, you know Mrs H! :shocked:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Roland Deschain on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:34 am

Roy Hunter wrote:I'm reading The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. Again. It never gets any wronger. His arguments never get any less convincing. FSM touch him, and his genes, and his memes.

^ This. Plus it's now fixed.

ADoS, the weird gets weirder in Leviticus. Prepare thyself.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby DavidH on Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:34 pm

Not as weird as this quote from Jeremiah 6:10 which I just found in Gildas:

To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken....


Next time I meet an Orthodox Jew I'm going to take a good look at his ears. :evilgrin: Or is it only one ear, and if so, which? And do girls also get this treatment? :confused:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:25 am

^ Maybe it has something to do with that 'attached' earlobes/ 'unattached' earlobes genetics thing...
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart on Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:18 am

^
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This is a Jew's Ear and apparently it's good eating already:

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:29 am

That doesn't sound kosher to me...
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby DavidH on Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:06 pm

Just finished John Grisham, The Litigators, which I downloaded free via filestube. Very good fun for a courtroom novel.
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