Originally Posted by nursedude
My reading interests are quite varied. I'll read almost anything. Authors I am particularly fond of are: Bryce Courtenay, W.E.B. Griffin, Brad Thor, Nelson Demille, Anthony Beevor, Tim Dorsey, Carl Hiaasen and Lee Child.
Welcome to MobileRead, Rob.
One of the nice things about using the Kobo in Toronto is that it can be used to easily access the (modest) ePub collection at the Toronto Public Library online. TPL uses the industry standard interface, Overdrive, along with your library card number and PIN for identification.
While Overdrive lacks some user-friendliness, and the library provides rather a thin list of titles, and the Kobo has an annoying "font glitch" rendering some ePubs unreadably small ... hey, we're all relatively early adopters here and, at the end of the day, it does work.
Lee Child's 61 Hours
and Gone Tomorrow
are available as ePubs. There are also audiobook editions from Bryce Courtenay and Nelson Demille, and both pdf and audiobooks from Carl Hiaasen. It's a slow process, but the library is actually adding new titles (a trickle, not a flow) which turn up in small batches ever 2 or 3 weeks.
You'll find downloadable ePubs from Elizabeth George, James Paterson, Linwod Barclay, Lisa Jackson, Charlaine Harris, J D Robb, P D James, John Grisham and others. Titles can be borrowed for 7, 14 or 21 days -- your choice -- and can be returned early for the benefit of other patrons. There's a straightforward hold system which notifies you by e-mail when your book is in.
So congrats on your Kobo and welcome to Mobile Read!