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#151 OFFLINE   ebrke

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 08:01 PM

I guess I'll have to think about an e-book reader someday.  I'm just leery of losing access to something I've paid money for.
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 08:11 PM

I make sure that I can download any digital content directly to my computer and back it up in the cloud.
I manage all my ebook reading in Calibre application.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:04 AM

As amenditman suggests Calibre is an excellent program to use. It will convert almost any format to one to suit you. So once you have a file on your pc you can keep it forever.

If the Nook e-readers are still dirt cheap then they are a neat reader. I have the Glo Nook and am really happy with it, all I use it for is reading and it does the job well.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 08:17 AM

I have a ton of books in various readers, including Calibre. If all else goes away, I will still have that. ;)
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Posted 13 July 2014 - 11:15 AM

Flowertown by S. G. Redling - My Passion Is Books Blog

I read this book by reading the Kindle Edition while listening to the Audiobook version. Very cool!
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Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:36 PM

View PostLilBambi, on 13 July 2014 - 08:17 AM, said:

I have a ton of books in various readers, including Calibre. If all else goes away, I will still have that. ;)

Oh, and a ton of dead tree books too. ;)
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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:08 PM

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 04:36 PM

View PostLilBambi, on 13 July 2014 - 11:15 AM, said:

Flowertown by S. G. Redling - My Passion Is Books Blog

I read this book by reading the Kindle Edition while listening to the Audiobook version. Very cool!

Was it a full copy audio book ??? :fish:
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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:35 PM

Yes, it's the audible audiobook (unabridged) every word was there!
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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:03 PM

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 06:39 AM

View PostLilBambi, on 13 July 2014 - 05:35 PM, said:

Yes, it's the audible audiobook (unabridged) every word was there!

That must be quite an odd sort of experience. B)
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Posted 14 July 2014 - 07:51 AM

View Postabarbarian, on 14 July 2014 - 06:39 AM, said:


That must be quite an odd sort of experience. B)

Actually it was not odd at all. You'd have to experience it...
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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:18 PM

Using "Good Reads" as the thread subject, I thought I'd add a link to goodreads.com in case anyone is interested in entering for a chance to win an autographed copy of my friend's novella.  Details at Goodreads | Book giveaway for Treasure Island by Phillip Tomasso III Jun 27-Aug 27, 2014.

Phil and I worked together for many years.  One thing I miss about that time is having the opportunity to read his books, almost page-by-page as he wrote them.  He'd send me documents with the latest chapters which I would print and read with a highlighter, marking anything I wanted to go back and annotate to send back to him.  At that time, Phil was writing mysteries.  His latest are zombie books, known as "The Vaccination Trilogy".
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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:12 PM

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 12:51 PM

I waited to finish Freedom ™ by Daniel Suarez until I could get it from Audible because I was having issues with comfort level on my eyes with the dead tree book, although I did read it there too, just took longer.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:10 AM

Well, I read the 'hardcover' version too but wanted to go through the whole thing in the audible version too.
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Posted 13 November 2014 - 07:54 PM

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Sounds like a neat deal to me.  :breakfast:  (brit humour)
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Posted 28 February 2015 - 02:30 PM

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Awsome deal, looks like some class reading. I got mine. :clap:
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Posted 28 February 2015 - 02:50 PM

A little searching, patience, and perseverance and you can find all those books online for a helluva lot less that $123. However, most folks don't enjoy the thrill of the book hunt as much as I do. ;)

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 04:26 PM

Nowt as fine as a good hunt :Smiley-IPB-400:
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:03 AM

Chanced upon this web page today whilst looking for something else. Thought it would make a good addition to this dying thread.

https://fbreader.org/content/books

Looking at a link from the above gave me this

http://www.friedbeef...ultimate-guide/

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Edited by abarbarian, 20 May 2017 - 10:06 AM.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 01:16 PM

Link saved.

However, in Slackware, I run Calibre to maintain my ebook library and also to use its built-in reader occasionally. :)

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 06:10 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 20 May 2017 - 01:16 PM, said:

Link saved.

However, in Slackware, I run Calibre to maintain my ebook library and also to use its built-in reader occasionally. :)

I have the sterling Calibre installed and it is the only e-book reader program I use and only ever read e-books on my tablet or NookGlo. I posted the link for the useful links in case they were of use.
As long as my Nook keeps running and I have a solar power source I could probably read from my book collection from now until the end of days if I were castaway on a desert island. :breakfast:
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Posted 23 May 2017 - 01:43 PM

Yeah, I currently have about 190 books in my Calibre library and on my Nook. It would take some time to get through all of them. ;)

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:28 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 23 May 2017 - 01:43 PM, said:

Yeah, I currently have about 190 books in my Calibre library and on my Nook. It would take some time to get through all of them. ;)

Oooops I just looked. I have 460 folders in my Calibre but some of those are series's so god alone knows how many unread books I have :Laughing:
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