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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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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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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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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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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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I am honored to have been chosen for the opening salvo in this majestic and fascinating thread.

 

Ahh- monstah! :whistling: :happyroll:

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

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Slow Boats to China by Gavin Young .. Penguin press .. A look at travelling in the late 70's in the East ..

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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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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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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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Your entry has been submitted. You will be notified on Aug 27, 2014 if you win.

 

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Well, I read the 'hardcover' version too but wanted to go through the whole thing in the audible version too.

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https://www.humblebundle.com/books?logo&utm_source=Humble+Bundle+Newsletter&utm_campaign=66faad1a4a-Humble_Scholastic_Audiobook_Bundle&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_990b1b6399-66faad1a4a-96436093

 

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In case you didn't hear, you can pay what you want. This collection of audiobooks would normally cost you more than $195 if purchased separately, but we encourage you to listen to your heart and set the price accordingly.

 

Sounds like a neat deal to me. :breakfast: (brit humour)

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Awsome deal, looks like some class reading. I got mine. :clap:

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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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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.com/2007/04/09/best-places-to-get-free-books-the-ultimate-guide/

 

:breakfast:

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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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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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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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12 fiction books for Linux and open source fans

 

 

 

For this book list, I reached out to our writer community to ask which fiction books they would recommend to their peers. What I love about this question and the answers that follow is this list gives us a deeper look into their personalities. Fiction favorites are unlike non-fiction recommendations in that your technical skills and interests may have an influence on what you like to read read, but it's much more about your personality and life experiences that draw you to pick out, and love, a particular fiction book.

These people are your people. I hope you find something interesting to add to your reading list.

 

Looks like some interesting books on the list. I have read one of the books way back in the 90's. We gave a copy to our Tai Chi master along with several jars of honey for his birthday one year. :hysterical:

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I haven't read any of them. However, I did try to read the Neal Stephenson one and the Daniel Suarez one; couldn't get too far into either one, though.

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I haven't read any of them. However, I did try to read the Neal Stephenson one and the Daniel Suarez one; couldn't get too far into either one, though.

 

Blimey ! you have not read the Tao of Poo :w00tx100:

 

“When you discard arrogance, complexity, and a few other things that get in the way, sooner or later you will discover that simple, childlike, and mysterious secret known to those of the Uncarved Block: Life is Fun.”

Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

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Excellent No-Charge Linux Books – Learn About Linux – For Beginners

 

 

Many no-charge e-books are, frankly, little more than spam bait, often published only to entice you to purchase a book from the same publisher. Poorly written, and with very little original content. Whereas the recommended texts below are definitely worth downloading. They’ll teach you the basics about Linux and so much more. They’re the ideal starting point for your Linux adventures. And you don’t have to divulge any personal information to get your hands on them.

 

Linux differs in so many ways to Windows. You might be well versed with Windows. But if you’re keen to explore and experiment with Linux, it’s worth investing some time with a good book about the subject. There are a huge range of books to learn about Linux. With many thousands of e-book and in-print books available, the choice can be baffling. And many paperback and hardback books are expensive. Step forward no-charge e-books designed for the beginner. Naturally, there are many other ways of learning about Linux, such as reading official documentation from the developers of Linux distributions, or from projects such as the respected Linux Documentation Project.

 

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