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Old 06-25-2013, 11:15 PM   #16981
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Some people still go to the public library for hardcovers. For Agency priced ebooks it may be a more affordable option.

I go once a week to pick up DVDs and will also borrow a book if it's on my TBR and available.
I go to the library about once a week, too. I do read many more ebooks than I do paper books, though, and part of the reason that I go to the library is to take my niece with me and install a love of reading in her. It makes for a nice afternoon walk with my husband, niece and son. I also sometimes use the library as a way to sample books that I'm interested in before getting the ebook (or sometimes paper) version.

I'm reading Fool's Fate, and I'm dreading the end of the Farseer stories. I do hope that Robin Hobb decides to write more books that feature the Six Duchies characters at some point, I will sorely miss them after I finish with this book!

Neil Gaiman's "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" was excellent, just beautiful. I will definitely be rereading it at some point, and recommending it to my friends. I suspect that it will be one of those books that I enjoy even more after rereading them.

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Old 06-26-2013, 02:39 AM   #16982
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I'm just not that bothered. I'll still pick up a pbook if it's a bargain, and I don't find myself thinking about the format at all while I'm reading something.

Yes, most of my remaining Hugo winners at the start of the year were in paper because they either aren't or weren't available as ebooks, and I am much more likely to buy an ebook now because they are cheaper, but I simply haven't developed (or maybe have recovered from) this odd hatred for pbooks.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:35 AM   #16983
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I'm reading Fool's Fate, and I'm dreading the end of the Farseer stories. I do hope that Robin Hobb decides to write more books that feature the Six Duchies characters at some point, I will sorely miss them after I finish with this book!
I'm midway through The Liveship Traders and liking them! I was pleasantly surprised that a lot of the action takes place on land. I love the multi-POV woven storyline style and the fact that all the books are set in the same world. Makes for very rich reading.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:34 AM   #16984
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Personally, I pretty much always buy ebooks, but sometimes I'll be at a store and see a book I wanted to read in the "bargain" section, for cheaper than the ebook. I bought "Full Dark, No Stars" by Stephen King in hardcover because it was $6, while the ebook is $10. I also bought his new "Joyland" book because it's not available as an ebook, only in paperback.
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I've reached the point where if a book isn't available as an eBook, I simply won't buy it. I have MORE than enough to read in my TBR, so I'll read something else.
I very rarely buy a book on paper these days. Although I do on occasion make an exception when a "must-read" book is unavailable as an ebook, I have to really really want it before I'll even consider it. Stephen King has written some very entertaining work, but nothing I'd regret on my deathbed having not read. Nothing is his entire canon is what I'd consider a must-read.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:28 AM   #16985
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On to Honor Among Enemies, HH6.
Another excellent book in the Honor Harrington series. I will continue the series soon, but first I have a library book to read. Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz was recommended in this thread and in at least one other recently, so I thought I would give it a try. It certainly is interesting although it is taking a little time to get used to the perspective.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:35 PM   #16986
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I read Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey and liked it very much! Now I'm reading Pros and Cons by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg before I go on to Kill the Dead (The 2nd Sandman Slim book) I also have Blameless by Gail Carriger from the library to read after that. (On paper! I was getting impatient for the ebook. lol)
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:31 PM   #16987
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Beau Geste by P C Wren is probably the iconic French Foreign Legion adventure novel. It is far more elaborate than the film with a series of adventures after the famous Battle for the Desert Fort.

I'm not sure that modern readers will appreciate either the paternalistic, colonial attitude dominating most of the book or the "stiff upper lip" approach--especially in that final chapter--but at its best the novel is a definite page-turner.

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Old 06-26-2013, 08:19 PM   #16988
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Just finished The Charm School by Nelson DeMille. Great book!
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:45 PM   #16989
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I just finished Stephen King - Skeleton Crew, great book
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:22 AM   #16990
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:07 AM   #16991
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After a bit of a disappointing spill with an indie author, I jumped right back in the saddle with another indie - John Carnell who wrote Thugs Like Us. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, set in Broadgate UK during the punk era of the late seventies. A bleak and violent study on pointless lives living pointlessly, the writing was a cut above. It's only 158 pages so it was a quick read, but in my opinion, totally worth it. I'll be buying a couple of copies as gifts.

Now I've picked up a book I've owned for years from one of my favourite authors: Passage by Connie Willis. It's about time.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:12 AM   #16992
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Having just finished a bit of heavy duty reading of Lucretius' On the Nature of Things, I do believe it's time to take a nice, refreshing Perry Mason break. Up next: The Case of the Hesitant Hostess by Erle Stanley Gardner

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Old 06-27-2013, 02:07 PM   #16993
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Now, see, here is one where I would have said to pass and stick with the TV series. I found the Gash books too aggressively misogynist.
I agree that the first scenes in the first book are dreadful. I also feel they're a mistake, and that the rest of the book, and (I hope) the rest of the series don't show Lovejoy's charcater in quite such a bad light.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:08 PM   #16994
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A nice little story, but (I think) strictly a side-story.

Next up: Wolf in Shadow by John Lambshead. A novel set in the same world as his story in the urban fantasy collection "The Wild Side", with some of the same characters turning up. Knowledge of the short story is not needed for the novel. It's looking good so far.
An excellent fantasy story set in modern-day London. There were one or two things that grated, but overall it was really good.


Then I read Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer. A good romance, with characters from These Old Shades and their children.

And now I'm reading The King’s Name by Jo Walton. The second in her first trilogy of fantasy stories set in a not-Arthurian, not-Britain.
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Ah, I really liked Devil's Cub. One of my favourite Heyer books. Right now, just starting the Weber story in Beginnings. Paul was right, the second story in the book was a lot better than the first.
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