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Old 02-13-2009, 06:28 PM   #61
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It was either free or $1, I forgot which. Worth the price, whichever it was.
The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death is available free from Fictionwise in eReader format. ereader2html.py can remove the DRM and convert to HTML. Also, Sony has it for free at The eBook Store. Amazon has it for free.

It was part of the 9 free eBooks that BooksOnBoard gave away. So you might have it in the format of choice.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:00 PM   #62
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How about Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher?

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Old 02-13-2009, 07:13 PM   #63
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I've sent email to David K. Levin in hopes to get a copy that will be fairly easy to convert that's not in PDF. If I can get such, I will be quite happy to second this. It does sound like a good choice.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:16 PM   #64
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I nominate "The origin of species" by Darwin.

I read a good review of it in the paper two days ago, which stressed its good language and general accessibility, so I thought it could be interesting to read.
It's also a book that has made a great impact, and knowing what it is about first hand, can only be a good thing. Finally, it's Darwin's 200 years birthday anniversary this year, so I thought it could be extra fitting to read it.
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:05 PM   #65
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The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death is available free from Fictionwise in eReader format. ereader2html.py can remove the DRM and convert to HTML. Also, Sony has it for free at The eBook Store. Amazon has it for free.

It was part of the 9 free eBooks that BooksOnBoard gave away. So you might have it in the format of choice.

The Sony is still free, and is still available for download.

(Note: Just because a book WAS free does not necessarily guarantee that you can still download it, even though it is still in your Sony Library.)


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Old 02-16-2009, 03:42 PM   #66
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I am currently reading The Professor and the Madman as recommended here already.

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I would like to nominate A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird. Available at MobileRead, Manybooks.net, and other fine eBook establishments near you .

This is an amazing book. I was expecting a travelogue, and discovered an adventurous gem!

Sherri

I second this book...sounds like a good read.

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Old 02-17-2009, 04:40 PM   #68
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John... you gonna summarize where we are here and add em to the first post. I think there are two or three books that have had 3 noms.

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Old 02-17-2009, 05:06 PM   #69
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I know im really new, but id vote for plato as well : )
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:35 PM   #70
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I know im really new, but id vote for plato as well : )
You've posted enought to become a Lovecraft fan, so I'd say you're welcome to vote.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:36 AM   #73
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John... you gonna summarize where we are here and add em to the first post. I think there are two or three books that have had 3 noms.

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I'll sort it all out later today when I have more time to backtrack this thread and see which are three times nominated.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:00 PM   #74
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I've sent email to David K. Levin in hopes to get a copy that will be fairly easy to convert that's not in PDF. If I can get such, I will be quite happy to second this. It does sound like a good choice.
I was unable to get a reflowable copy and unless you have a Kindle, the other edition is PDF.
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