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Discussion in 'Social Discussion' started by Vanyanka, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. clickhappier

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    ┬──┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ)

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    Selection of non-public-domain material on Overdrive depends on what your particular library purchases access to (they have to buy the ebook licenses of their choice, one by one just like buying physical books, and each ebook can only be lent out to simultaneous patrons in the quantities that library purchases). It's easy to use with Kindles: https://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481616-getting-started-with-kindle-ereaders - basically the library's Overdrive site will forward you to an Amazon page to complete the Kindle file acquisition, you can read it like any purchased Kindle ebook, and then the file will just disappear from your device/s when your library's lending duration is up.
     
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  3. Vanyanka

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    Sadly the Nook version wasn't also on sale. I've been wanting to read it for a while. I guess if it's still on sale I can get it with my husband's account on the Kindle app.
     
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    My brain randomly reminded me of the Valdemar Saga by Mercedes Lackey

    http://valdemar.wikia.com/wiki/Books_by_chronological_order

    Super long series that span centuries. You can really see the evolution of the society, politics, and best of all magic. It's definitely Fantasy but it's rooted in a fairly logical world, imo. Full disclosure: I had not read every book but I believe I've read 4 or 5 of the trilogies. Plus they are older books so they should be at your library!
     
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    This is an absolute must read: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. It's an apocalyptic sci-fi novel that honestly everyone would really enjoy - now my favorite book, it was that good.
     
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    i'm so tired. Sheep are counting me.

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    I've been reading a load of eastern philosophy books lately and they're pretty damn cool, the kind that were written by martial artists but people try applying to pretty much anything they can... i will admit i first picked one up hoping it would help me to beat my friend's ass next time we were sparring, but it ended up actually being really interesting. Especially since the first one i read just happened to be written by a guy that spent most of his life working for a shogun and his line - but it was the same shogun who some English guy that i have some other book about worked for, Ieyasu something... i don't remember exactly hahah. Anyways there wasn't much of a point to this but i'm bored and just thought it was a cool little coincidence, small world i guess.
     
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  8. Vanyanka

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  10. Vanyanka

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    I want it framed, too. It's called art, you heathen. :p
     
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  11. Jaded

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    +100 to this.
     
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  12. Vanyanka

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    All I do with my life these days is read Michael McDowell. I would highly suggest this mode of living. I've recommended his book, "The Elementals" somewhere on the forum before but I had to put another plug in for this author. He writes horror but I guess it could also be described as southern gothic? Whatever it is, I'm in love.

    https://www.amazon.com/Elementals-Michael-McDowell-ebook/dp/B00KXAQ7NQ
     
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    arrives on tuesday. paid $20 for a book. cause I like collecting and not in a kindle. A book about life and mental illness and some pro wrestling thrown in.[​IMG]
     
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    This just came in the mail for me (@Honorable Judge Pleco@Honorable Judge Pleco );

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    ed: I really really like weird animal stories
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    I like that after being in the forum day after day you thought, " You know what, I need more talking mice in my life". That looks interesting though! Let me know if it's an enjoyable read, I might pick it up for a change of pace.
     
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    I've been reading talking animal books for 2/3 of my life, thank you very much :p But I will let you know! I like Garry Kilworth's stuff generally (the Welkin Weasels series is really fun).
     
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    I think the last talking animal book I read was the Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
     
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    I loved that series as a kid :) So many I want to buy for my son to read in a couple years.. Catwings (adorbs), Cricket in Times Square, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Redwall, Wind in the Willows, a bunch by Avi - Then later the Warriors series came along, Hermux Tantamoq mysteries were awesome.. now there's so many young adult/kid ones I can't keep track.
     
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    Um, I didn't know until now that NIMH was more than one book, so I'm gonna go ahead and need to find more of those to relive them and make my sister read them for class. >.>
     
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    On deck for the summer. Always looking for new recommendations.

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