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Re: Any other readers here?

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Post by malspa » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:12 am

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Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:37 am
I have to say that my paperwhite kindle has turned me from an eager reader to a voracious reader. I am on my 64th novel of 2019 already. It is amazingly helpful with vision problems. And to me, the feel of the unit is close 'enough' to that of a real book.
Good to know. Some people like that sort of thing, I get that. I like finding books at thrift stores and so forth. Don't want another electronic device here.

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Post by KBD » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:16 pm

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I've slowed down a lot, after vision problems and eye surgery about 12 years ago. I get through about a dozen books per year now, more or less. But I remember my mom being in a "Book of the Month" club years back, so I guess I'm doing okay.

Reading books is still probably my favorite thing to do -- I hardly ever watch movies or tv, and I'm no gamer. I just read a little bit at time, just about every day, and eventually I get through to the end. Every now and again there's a book that I don't want to put down, so I finish those faster, but it isn't like before the eye surgery. I take a book with me to work and read during my lunch hour. I have not had to resort to audio books yet, and I haven't gotten into eBooks or whatever -- I like having a "real" book in my hands!
I took good eyesight for granted for so long. At one eye test in my 20s I was told I had better than 20-20 vision. By age 40 that started going away. Reading was my primary interest until around age 40. I had thousands of books, always something to read. A borderline book horder.
I don't regret any time I ever spent reading.
It is often said that one has but one life to live, but that is nonsense. For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.
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Re: Any other readers here?

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Post by duane » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:58 pm

I like to read as well. I mostly buy books from Abebooks. Someone will mention a book and after perusing it online I may buy it.
The problem I have is I don't always read all of them. That is sometimes I start one book and then become enticed and buy another one and so I switch to it instead.
I mostly read Christian books. Sometimes I read bible commentaries through like Dr Jack MacArthur's Revelation Expositions or some of James Montgomery Boice commentaries.
I am an introvert so I have been reading books by other introverts lately.
I don't always find as much time to read as I would like. I also like to watch youtube videos of classes at the master's seminary especially Nathan Busenitz historical theology classes to satisfy my curiosity about the church fathers. I like real books, not audio books so far.
Occasionally I go outside what I normally read. For instance I have a cousin who has just started writing science fiction and so I bought one of her books and read it.
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Post by namida12 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:14 pm

Was given a a few dollars for Xmas or Birthday gift certificate to purchase a Nook - I read a dozen of the Free books and then purchased the remainder of the trilogies. I was an easy mark for their marketing ploy, but found the nook to be perfect for reading while waiting for appointments, Doctor office visits, or my lady to finish her work for the day. I do not need to remember a page # or use a naughty illustrated bookmark (another gift a few years ago from the kids) the nook remembers where I left off, or the page I was reading last, not my eye position on the page.

I purchased the large size book one of George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones in paper back, enjoyed. I then rediscovered I had the paperback in the bookcase and reread it enjoying it a second time. With the Nook I purchased the 5 Book Boxed Set. I am currently on page 2,175 (Davos) of 4,752 pages in my Nook, Presume I will finish this series before the end of the year, only snatching 10 minutes here or 30 minutes every few days in my silly jumbled schedule.

Haven't watched a episode of the Game of Thrones TV series, have left that for after the Nook reading.

Do I like the Nook, yes it fits my hand, and is easy to read for a short moment, or siting in an uncomfortable seat during a 4-11 hour plane flight. I have found it to be an easy to read electronic device, easier to use than my desktop computer, phone or laptop. Have tried to do numerous file conversions to read different formats on the Nook, but ended up working half a day more a week and paying the $3 - $7 per book.

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Post by manyroads » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:27 pm

namida12 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:14 pm
[...] Have tried to do numerous file conversions to read different formats on the Nook, but ended up working half a day more a week and paying the $3 - $7 per book.

JR
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Try this first: https://www.libraryextension.com/

Also, have tried the following site(s)?
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/
https://b-ok.org/
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Post by malspa » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:45 am

KBD wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:16 pm
It is often said that one has but one life to live, but that is nonsense. For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.
--Louis L'Amour
I like this!

The only book I've read by Louis L'Amour was Education of a Wandering Man. It was actually after reading that one, however, that I started to keep a list of the books I'd finished, because in that book L'Amour mentioned doing something like that. That was nearly 30 years ago! I didn't even have a computer at the time, and my "Booklist" started out as a hand-written document! It's now a (very) long .odt document; Education of a Wandering Man is the 4th entry on the list (finished it in August 1990).

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Post by KBD » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:55 am

malspa wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:45 am
KBD wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:16 pm
It is often said that one has but one life to live, but that is nonsense. For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.
--Louis L'Amour
I like this!

The only book I've read by Louis L'Amour was Education of a Wandering Man. It was actually after reading that one, however, that I started to keep a list of the books I'd finished, because in that book L'Amour mentioned doing something like that. That was nearly 30 years ago! I didn't even have a computer at the time, and my "Booklist" started out as a hand-written document! It's now a (very) long .odt document; Education of a Wandering Man is the 4th entry on the list (finished it in August 1990).
I love his books. started reading them in my early 20s and have ever since. I like his Sackett books the best, especially the ones about early America: Sackett's Land, The Far Blue Mountains, Warrior's Path, Jubal Sackett. That entire series is good. Several of his books have been made into movies.

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Post by arjaybe » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:02 pm

Another writer who does good westerns is Elmore Leonard. I'm reading some of his books now.
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Post by KBD » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:49 pm

arjaybe wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:02 pm
Another writer who does good westerns is Elmore Leonard. I'm reading some of his books now.
I've read a couple of his books, quite good.

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Post by namida12 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:34 am

manyroads wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:27 pm
namida12 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:14 pm
[...] Have tried to do numerous file conversions to read different formats on the Nook, but ended up working half a day more a week and paying the $3 - $7 per book.

JR
Edit:
Try this first: https://www.libraryextension.com/

Also, have tried the following site(s)?
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/
https://b-ok.org/
Sorry did not see your reply. I was struggling with sound in my newer system with antiX 19-b2. Partially solved, unknown why it does not work out of the box, but managed to get sound working. Then I returned my HP Chromebook with a AMD A4 processor because it would not let me do Video Chats with family in Japan and the UK. 20/30 minutes with hangout video chat and I would lose video/sound or both, because of overheating. I do not believe the A4 AMD processor is powerful enough for the Hangout Video Chat process. Could not find the HP A6 Chromebook to purchase.

In the end, I purchased a Logiteck C920 web cam but it would not work in my Ryzen 3 2200G system using antiX 19-b2, but that was before getting sound to work in the system. After getting sound working I was able to get the new to me webcam working in Hangout video chat tonight.

early this week I dropped my Barns and Noble Nook, the glass covering the screen shattered and it stopped working. I am reading George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" (Game of Thrones). I had to purchase another $50 Nook, and had the store personnel set up the machine so I did not lose my purchased library. I am on page 2,624 of 4,700+ pages. Have not watched a single TV episode, wanted to read series first, they will look for a copy of the TV series, to watch.

I will explore the links, but would not have a clue how to load them into the nook if they can be converted into nook readable format. I was using Calibre in my Antix/MX desktop and found numerous books on-line but sitting at the desk was not the best. The $49 Nook lets me lay on the couch, bed, or sit in the car, (except during the Las Vegas Summer) and read with very little eye strain.

Thank you again, I have book marked the links and will properly explore them when I finish the Game of Thrones book series.

JR

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