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Old 07-22-2009, 09:57 AM   #1
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Hello from a new user

Hi all..

Greetings to all.

I am a new user of this forum, and a old time reader :-). I was looking to buy an ereader, shortly. Never thought I wud progress from my Pocket pc, but all this eInk etc is driving me to make the plunge.

Got a small doubt, may I. Is it possible to read the prc or pdb files (that I usually read using mobipocker reader) using Sony PRS 505? Or is there a program that converts it? I have some valuable PDB files with me, and it would be cool to read them in Sony 505.

Also, I have some PDF files which a friend gave me, which are mainly the DUMMIES section. For example, like the Buying a Computer for Dummies etc. Will it be possible for me to read those pdf files comfortably in the Sony 505?? I am kinda bored trying that with my pocket pc small screen, even with reflowing, as it loses tabular format and structure.

Have a great day, all.

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Old 07-22-2009, 10:49 AM   #2
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pdb and prc books can be converted to lrf or epub with calibre


The pdfs will probably look ugly if they have lots of images.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:56 AM   #3
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Hi Dave, welcome to MR!
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:44 AM   #4
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:11 PM   #5
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Thanks catire, parker and ladyblue for the warm welcome.

@parker, that book u r reading is one of the most hilarious books I have ever read. Can u suggest similar titles please? Or should I have asked this in a PM?
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:17 PM   #6
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hi dave, i'll add my welcome to everyone else's.

i notice you mention Three Men in a Boat, i love that book too ! i thought i'd let you know (in case you missed it) that the MobileRead book club is discussing that book this month. feel free to join in the discussion !

i'll be interested to hear rlparker's suggestions for similar books too, and i'll just mention that Jerome wrote a few other books too : Idle thoughts of an idle fellow, Diary of a Pilgrimage, and Three Men on the Brummel for instance. if you are getting a sony reader they are all three available here in our free ebooks section in sony lrf format, just do a search for "jerome". they are also available from feedbooks in every format you could want, and a couple of other titles besides. happy reading !
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:37 PM   #7
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Hi Dave and welcome to MobileRead. I used to read on an iPaq and have converted several of the books from that to .lrf so I can read (and reread) them on my Sony. BTW, if you get a Sony, you will never look at your PocketPC again!
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:17 AM   #8
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:05 AM   #9
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Thanks Zelda, Cassidy and Verencat for welcoming me warmly.. ( and a special thanks for Verencat for appreciating my avatar:-D )

@Zelda, I did find the book club thread. But do they actively discuss a book after they read it? All I could find were threads suggesting what to read and what one is reading now. And btw, thanks for suggesting JKJ's other books to me. Shall find them and read them ASAP:-)

@Cassidy, Yeah I can understand the ipaq. I was reading mine in an old Imate pocketpc. Hopefully I can jump soon into the sony bandwagon and E ink madness:-)

Regards all..

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Old 07-23-2009, 04:22 AM   #10
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Three Men is a Boat is the July book. I don't think the discussion thread has started yet.

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I did find the book club thread. But do they actively discuss a book after they read it? All I could find were threads suggesting what to read and what one is reading now.
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:41 AM   #11
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Ahh, thats why.

Thanks for the clarification, durrant. Much obliged.

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Old 07-23-2009, 10:48 AM   #12
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Welcome to MobileRead, Dave!

It looks like your off to a good start here at MR and are finding your way with all the free ebooks we have here. In addtion to the monthly book discussions, we delve into a wide range of topics in the Lounge, some serious and some definitely not! Don't be shy about jumping in. Enjoy.

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Old 07-23-2009, 11:20 AM   #13
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Thanks catire, parker and ladyblue for the warm welcome.

@parker, that book u r reading is one of the most hilarious books I have ever read. Can u suggest similar titles please? Or should I have asked this in a PM?
The books that immediately came to mind when I started reading "Three Men" are the Jeeves and Wooster books--are you familiar with them? They are hilarious too in a similar "clueless upper crust young bachelor (British)" kind of way. There are differences too, of course. Jerome had stretches of surprisingly beautiful lyricism. And where were the three men's manservants?

Asking in a PM would be okay, or asking on anyone's "wall"--if you don't mind that others see what you're asking--would be okay. For a specific question like yours about reading recommendations, probably the best bet would be the Reading Recommendations forum because you'd probably get lots of ideas there; we have a lot of widely-read folks around!
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:42 PM   #14
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Thanks kazbates for the welcome. I have a confession to make. I had noticed your avatar earlier. Sooo soulful, and soo intriguing. And I am really glad, that that person actually welcomed me here. Thanks again.

@parker, thank you friend. Thanks for the suggestions and thanks for guiding me in the proper direction, so that I would know where to look and ask, next time. Much appreciate it.

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