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Old 02-13-2013, 10:59 AM   #15631
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Only available in the US, I'm afraid, and even then only for books bought from Amazon, for which lending has been specifically allowed by the publisher.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:48 AM   #15632
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Only available in the US, I'm afraid, and even then only for books bought from Amazon, for which lending has been specifically allowed by the publisher.
I knew all that but the US only part. Thanks.

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- "Kindle Owners' Lending Library" is a different issue and is assocated with Amazon.


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Just to make sure, is the Kindle lending feature through Amazon (linked by pilotbob, not the KOLL) allowed if all parties are in the correct areas and the books are "lendable" through Amazon?

Just want to make sure before I ever offer it. I don't see this covered in the Guidelines or FAQ.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:10 PM   #15634
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Well finished up the Nancy Drew Mystery, The Secret of Shadow Ranch and also Jeffrey Deaver's, The Bone Collector and enjoyed them both a lot! Next I'm going to give Lory S. Kaufman's SciFi YA novel, The Lens and the Looker a try and I'm also reading the sixth Nancy Drew Mystery, The Secret of Red Gate Farm.
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I read almost 20% of The Lens and the Looker and decided that it wasn't for me or at least wasn't for me, at this particular time. So I picked another book instead, Blood of the Demon, the second of the Kara Gillian novels by Diana Rowland. I was hooked by the middle of the first chapter.
Finished both The Secret of Red Gate Farm and Blood of the Demon. Enjoyed them both a lot. Now I'm going to read The 7th of the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, The Clue in the Diary and the 16th of Tony Hillerman's Navajo Mysteries, The Sinister Pig.

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Thanks. As I said, I wasn't sure what forum policy was in this regard.


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Old 02-13-2013, 11:37 PM   #15636
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I'm 20% into 11.22.63 - Stephen King and it's shaping up to be one of the best books i have read in ages.
It's a great book, from beginning to the end! Enjoy!
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:53 PM   #15637
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Halfway through Shogun. Boy, every character has secret plots to overthrow others!

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Next up: Life of Pi by Yann Martel, bought yesterday!
I remember it was an interesting book.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:50 AM   #15638
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Let us know how you liked it. I may give it a try again.
Well, it takes until chapter 37, about 1/3 of the way through the book, until we get to the main event. The earlier chapters are mainly first person narrative of the character's life up to that point.

The author seems determined to remove any tension or suspense from the book by also giving us glimpses of events later on in the character's life.

I'm carrying on now, as I'm hopeful that the second 2/3s will justify the first 1/3.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:02 AM   #15639
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Halfway through Shogun. Boy, every character has secret plots to overthrow others!
Just wait! Right when you think you know what is going to happen, it all changes COMPLETELY! Noble House is even MORE of this, but it's best to read Taipan and King Rat first.


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Old 02-14-2013, 04:06 AM   #15640
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Just wait! Right when you think you know what is going to happen, it all changes COMPLETELY! Noble House is even MORE of this, but it's best to read Taipan and King Rat first.


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It is a wonderful series - I read it right through, many years ago (at the time of "Shogun" TV mini series, which Wikipedia informs me was 1980). Must re-read it - I still have all the paper books.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:31 AM   #15641
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It is a wonderful series - I read it right through, many years ago (at the time of "Shogun" TV mini series, which Wikipedia informs me was 1980). Must re-read it - I still have all the paper books.
The series is a great read for anyone who hasn't read it. It is a great reread for those who have. Shogun grabs you from the beginning. My only complaints with Shogun were minor compared to the story. The book is loosly based on actual events and I wish he had not changed the names. It is similar to reading a historical fiction based on the American Revolutionary War and having the historical character's names changed. George Washing changed to Horace Wallingford for example. If I did not know the history behind the book it would not bother me.
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Sudara - Tokugawa Hidetada (1579-1632)
Naga - Takeda Nobuyoshi (1583-1603)
Ishido - Ishida Mitsunari (1561-1600)
Ochiba - Yodo-dono (1569-1615)
Yaemon - Toyotomi Hideyori (1593-1615)
John Blackthorne - Miura Anjin/William Adams (1564-1620)
Vinck - Jan Joosten van Lodensteijn (1560-1623)
Toda Mariko - Hosokawa Gracia (1563-1600)
Toda Hiromatsu "Iron Fist" - Hosokawa Fujitaka (1534-1610)
Toda Buntaro - Hosokawa Tadaoki (1563-1646)
Toda Saruji - Hosokawa Tadatoshi (1586-1641)
Goroda - Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582)
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The series is a great read for anyone who hasn't read it. It is a great reread for those who have. Shogun grabs you from the beginning. My only complaints with Shogun were minor compared to the story. The book is loosly based on actual events and I wish he had not changed the names. It is similar to reading a historical fiction based on the American Revolutionary War and having the historical character's names changed. George Washing changed to Horace Wallingford for example. If I did not know the history behind the book it would not bother me.


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It's fun reading in while sitting over the moat on the grounds of Osaka Castle, looking up from time to time imagining the people moving through the twisting turns of the walkway leading from the big gates (or what remains of the big gates, anyway.)

The entire 9-hour mini-series is available on YouTube. Nice to see it without commercials!


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I've never seen the mini-series, but I decided I'd listen to Shogun this go around rather than a reread. David Case narrates. 48-1/2 hours of masterpiece goodness!
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I'm reading a book called Habits of the House by Fay Weldon. I saw it on a list of books that supposedly fans of Downton Abbey would like. I love Downton Abbey, but I am so far bored to tears by this book. I am going to give it a bit more time before I give up. I have only liked one book suggested for fans of Downton Abbey so far, and that was Brideshead Revisited. The rest have been disappointing.
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