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Old 07-16-2009, 04:19 PM   #1
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What books from Mobile Read have you read?

Just curious what uploads from here everyone has read and enjoyed so far? I have a ton I have downloaded which looked interesting but I just ahve not gotten to yet. The ones I have read:

- I am partway through the Complete Sherlock Holmes. I keep feeling like it will go faster once I get through the novels...

- I am also partway through the Tom Corbett omnibus. I have read book 1 and will read book 2 when I finish the one I am currently reading.

- I have read The Little Prince with illustrations. I loved it! And I loved how great it looked (with the illustrations!) on my Sony. I wish someone could upload the French version

- I have just started the Josephine Tey Inspector Grant books. I had to brush up on my War of the Roses history in Wikipedia this morning I am greatly enjoying the series and will definitely read the other ones.

I am so grateful to everyone who has uploaded books for me to enjoy. If I had the software know-how to do some for others, I would do it (I am on a Mac and am not sure what the options are). If anyone ever needs a beta-reader, perhaps I could contribute in that way.

So thanks for the great books! Which ones have the rest of you been reading?
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Old 07-16-2009, 04:43 PM   #2
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The "Little House on the Prairie" books that Patricia uploaded.

A murder mystery that even included gathering the suspects in the drawing room, but I can't remember the name.

Several versions of the Bible.

"Maelstrom" and "Behemouth" by Peter Watts, books 2 & 3 of "Starfish" series.

Can't think of anymore titles right offhand.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:57 PM   #3
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The Dhammapada

Alcoholics Anonymous (aka The Big Book)

Little House on the Prairie

Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White

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Old 07-16-2009, 07:33 PM   #4
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everything offered in lrf or epub or prc, whatever I could get to work best in Calibre - of Alexandre Dumas, Talbot Mundy, Rudyard Kipling, Rafael Sabatini, A. C. Doyle, Thomas Bulfinch, R. L. Stevenson, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Johann Wyss, Daniel Defoe, E. P. Oppenheim, James Fenimore Cooper, Frederick Marrayat, Jonathan Swift, Edmond Rostand, H. Rider Haggard, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Bellem, Anthony Trollope, Robert Silverberg, Frederick O'Brien, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Anthony Hope, Richard Dana, Albert Payson Terhune, Jules Verne, Howard Pyle and a few G. A. Henty, some Dickens, Jack London and a few random others. Not too hard to see that my interests are mainly in adventure. I've read philosophy and I appreciate some poetry but I more stumble across poetry than look for it.

Got much appreciation for the uploaders. I sometimes forget to say thanks, I know that.

Half of those are not "old classics" I read in school or something - They're the best books I've ever read that I'm happy to have found in a well loved version I could read electronically.

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Old 07-16-2009, 07:54 PM   #5
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The entire Scarlet Pimpernel series by Baroness Orczy and Dr. Thorndyke series by R. Austin Freeman kept me busy for quite a while. I've also read "The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives" and three Chester K. Steele novels.

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Old 07-16-2009, 08:10 PM   #6
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:55 PM   #7
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I've sampled quite a few of the mysteries, and of the authors I hadn't read before I've become very fond of Edgar Wallace.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:57 AM   #8
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- I have read The Little Prince with illustrations. I loved it! And I loved how great it looked (with the illustrations!) on my Sony. I wish someone could upload the French version
There's a French version available (I think with illustrations) at ebooks libres et gratuits.
(note that the book is still copyrighted in France)
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:05 AM   #9
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- I have read The Little Prince with illustrations. I loved it! And I loved how great it looked (with the illustrations!) on my Sony. I wish someone could upload the French version
I don't know if it helps, but although it is not yet in the public domain everywhere, it is free in Australia, and available on the Project Gutemberg Australia website.

Cheers,
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PS : I converted it to ePub for my Sony, and I would upload it here, but I think it is against the forum's regulations to post a not-quite-public book
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:09 AM   #10
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I don't know if it helps, but although it is not yet in the public domain everywhere, it is free in Australia, and available on the Project Gutemberg Australia website.

Cheers,
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PS : I converted it to ePub for my Sony, and I would upload it here, but I think it is against the forum's regulations to post a not-quite-public book
MobileRead's servers are hosted in Canada, which has a life+50 copyright law. Since St.Ex died in 1944, the book is in the public domain there and we can host it on our server. if you've made an epub with the illustrations i think it would be a wonderful addition to our library.

obviously it is up to each individual member to decide whether it is okay to download the book according to their local laws.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:10 AM   #11
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by the way, this text with the illustrations is also available on wikilivres here : http://wikilivres.info/wiki/Le_Petit_Prince
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D'accord Zelda, merci !

Here it is, folks : http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51483
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I've read a lot of the books that are on the MobileRead servers -- but read them long before I discovered MobileRead.

Of the books I've downloaded, here's what I've read so far:
Tom Corbet 01 - Stand By For Mars, Carey Rockwell
Tom Corbet 02 - Danger in Deep Space, Carey Rockwell
Emily of New Moon, Lucy Maud Montgomery
Emily Climbs, Lucy Maud Montgomery
Tom Corbet 03 - On the Trail of the Space Pirates, Carey Rockwell
Little Brother, Cory Doctorow
Mars Girl, Jeff Garrity
Neptune Crossing, Jeffrey Carver
The Bobbsey Twins, Laura Lee Hope

I'm part of the way through The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope, and I've sampled several other classics, but not read them through.
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MobileRead's servers are hosted in Canada, which has a life+50 copyright law. Since St.Ex died in 1944, the book is in the public domain there and we can host it on our server. if you've made an epub with the illustrations i think it would be a wonderful addition to our library.

obviously it is up to each individual member to decide whether it is okay to download the book according to their local laws.
Careful, for the Frenchies : As St Exupéry died during the 2nd WW, the delay in France is 100 years after his death ! (70+30)
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A murder mystery that even included gathering the suspects in the drawing room, but I can't remember the name.
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I would be very interested to know the name of that book.

I have downloaded several books from this site but haven't read them. Just now (after seeing this post) I downloaded Little House In the Big Woods. I remember reading this book with my 3rd grade class and LOVING it. I hated all school assigned reading but this is one of the books that sticks out in my mind. I never read the rest of the series, so I'm planning to work my way through the series.
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