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Old 08-24-2010, 05:24 PM   #1
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Kobo sending 150 readers to Canadian troops

The Kobo blog has an entry today talking about the readers they are sending to be enjoyed by Canadian troops. See: http://blog.kobobooks.com/2010/08/24...sforthetroops/

They are including a selection of non-public domain books and would like suggestions as to what they should be. The suggestions should be sent as comments to the Kobo blog.

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We have 150 Kobo eReaders ready to go to the Canadian forces libraries in Afghanistan. The eReaders are loaded with 100 great classics plus a wide selection of Best Sellers generously donated by HarperCollins Canada, Harlequin, McClelland & Stewart, Random House of Canada and Simon & Schuster Canada.

To help our troops select their next great read we’d like to include our Kobo community’s Recommendations and Review
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:28 PM   #2
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only 150? i know it's a nice gesture and all but that number sounds cheap...
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:55 PM   #3
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Hopefully the troups won't want to purchase any new books because the international restrictions will prevent it. I think it would have been a more useful gesture to send 15o paperbooks to be passed around after use instead of just 150 people being able to read.
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:18 PM   #4
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FWIW: there are currently 2830 Canadian troops in Afghanistan. I don't know how many libraries are maintained for them (note the Kobos are going to the libraries, not individual soldiers). There will be 1 Kobo for approximately every 18 soldiers.

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Old 08-24-2010, 09:06 PM   #5
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I think it is fantastic! Well done Kobo! Even if it is "only" 150 how many has the other manufacturers sent to their troops?

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FWIW: there are currently 2830 Canadian troops in Afghanistan. I don't know how many libraries are maintained for them (note the Kobos are going to the libraries, not individual soldiers). There will be 1 Kobo for approximately every 18 soldiers.
Which, from what I've seen, would be about right the number given what a small percentage of the population actually reads for pleasure.

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Old 08-25-2010, 09:59 AM   #7
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Sounds like a reasonable percentage to me!
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:03 PM   #8
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"All quiet on the western front" would be good. Also Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughter House Five or Hocus Pocus. Also Haldeman's the "Forever War."
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:25 PM   #9
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Kobo does not produce hard copy books, but how generous to do something when lots of people do nothing! Why would Kobo send hard copy books when they don't even sell them?
It amazes me that people will always try to turn something someone does that's positive into a negative!
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You are right. It was a good thing. Sorry for the negative take I gave it.
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Kudos to Kobo for supporting our troops! I think the devices will be welcome diversions.
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:58 PM   #12
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Kobo to Kanucks...

Recommended Reading:

Public Domain (?):
Steven Leacock, Robert Service

More Recent:
The complete works of:
Pierre Berton
Farley Mowat
(OK, so I like history and humour, I'm a typical Canuck.)

Morton Desmond: A short history of Canada
Joy Kogawa: Obaasan
Charlie Farquharson's Histry of Canada (no spelling error - honest)

Assorted Books by Charles De Lint, Tanya Huff and Cory Doctorow

Adventures in Eating: Haines & Sammells (ed.)

Various finalists from the Giller prize.

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I think this is great!
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Greyghost, if I had nothing but Canadiana to read I'd poke my eyes out.
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...or put the Kobo on a land mine.
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