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PrincessLeppard
09-09-2011, 07:39 PM
Thanks. I am going to jot all of these down. I have only heard of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas because I saw the movie. Not sure how keen I am on reading a book about a movie I already saw but I might give it a try. The movie was good but I can easily the see book holding my interest with a lot more details, even if I already know the basic outcomes.

They are different enough that it should hold your interest. I also prefer the book ending and am not sure why they didn't keep it. Well, I know why. The movie ending is more "cinematic," but it also takes away a lot. But we can talk more after you have read the book. :)

dbell1
09-09-2011, 09:31 PM
Just started "The Hunger Games". Wow!!! Great book. Ordered the next two already. :lol:

BigB08822
09-09-2011, 09:34 PM
The Hunger Games is great! I sent off the 2nd one and my stepmom loved it. I am going to read it when I get it back from her. I heard awful things about the 3rd one but she says it is still good, just very different from the first two.

olympic
09-09-2011, 10:18 PM
I read 'In the Garden of Beasts' by Erik Larson. It details the American Ambassador's life in Berlin in 1933 - 34 as the Nazis were consolidating their power. He was a meek man sent to Germany by FDR to deal with the Nazi Government's sporadic abuse of American citizens [many would not raise their arms in the Nazi salute and were beaten by thugs], but his eyes are opened.

It's full of intrigues. A real page turner!

Artemis@BC
09-09-2011, 10:22 PM
The Hunger Games trilogy and The Book Thief were all on the disc of e-books given to me by a friend, so they've now all been loaded onto my Kobo in preparation for when I actually have time to read again.

BTW, I have to plug a fabulous application my as-addicted-to-ebooks-as-Prancer friend told me about: Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/download). It's an awesome tool for managing your e-books, including converting from one format to another. Very useful if you replace your dead Kindle with a Kobo, for example. Plus it's free!

rfisher
09-09-2011, 10:25 PM
Just started "The Hunger Games". Wow!!! Great book. Ordered the next two already. :lol:


The Hunger Games is great! I sent off the 2nd one and my stepmom loved it. I am going to read it when I get it back from her. I heard awful things about the 3rd one but she says it is still good, just very different from the first two.

Princess, does nobody listen to us? :drama:

PrincessLeppard
09-09-2011, 10:28 PM
Princess, does nobody listen to us? :drama:

No. :drama: And that philistine genevieve actually liked the third book! :eek:

Prancer
09-09-2011, 10:31 PM
BTW, I have to plug a fabulous application my as-addicted-to-ebooks-as-Prancer friend told me about: Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/download). It's an awesome tool for managing your e-books, including converting from one format to another. Very useful if you replace your dead Kindle with a Kobo, for example. Plus it's free!

Harumph. I've plugged Calibre many times.

But I have to ask--how does one LOAD Kindle books into Calibre so they can be converted? I've never been able to do it.

rfisher
09-09-2011, 10:49 PM
No. :drama: And that philistine genevieve actually liked the third book! :eek:

Alas, we are the voice crying in the wilderness. Oh, well. Those who won't heed the warning will have to endure the consequences of their actions.

Artemis@BC
09-09-2011, 10:49 PM
Harumph. I've plugged Calibre many times.

But I have to ask--how does one LOAD Kindle books into Calibre so they can be converted? I've never been able to do it.

Sorry, missed your previous Calibre plugs. But a good ap like that can never have too many plugs, right?

But to answer your question, I got all the books ready-to-load from my friend, and I think she must have waved some kind of magic wand over them before giving them to me. Next time I see her I'll ask, and I'll PM you if I find out her secret.

star_gazer11
09-09-2011, 11:53 PM
Harumph. I've plugged Calibre many times.

But I have to ask--how does one LOAD Kindle books into Calibre so they can be converted? I've never been able to do it.

You'll need the scripts to remove drm (assuming this is purchased content from amazon, not drm-free mobi files). Apprentice Alf (http://apprenticealf.wordpress.com/) is a good resource.

Thanks to those who recommended Anna and the French Kiss, I enjoyed it.

my little pony
09-10-2011, 12:46 AM
my borders has 8 days left, today for the first time it looked really empty

if i had a real library, i'd get one of those ladders on wheels, borders is selling them for $600

rfisher
09-10-2011, 12:56 AM
Mine is pretty empty also. I was going to get the Alexander McCall Smith Isabelle Dalhousie books and all but one was finally gone. I don't like them as well as the No. 1 Ladies Detective series, but I was going to buy them anyway. Alas. But, I sort of went wild in the sci-fi section and literature. I had to make 3 trips to the counter with all the books. Somebody came in an bought all the shelves. One person apparently. I did get this big expensive book on wine and a new cookbook. My cookbook collection is pristine since I just like to look at them and not actually use them or anything. I have to go to the mall for something else tomorrow and I may make one more pass through the store. You can see stuff now that was hidden before. I did get a cool book on sharks.

Allen
09-10-2011, 01:09 AM
Anyone know anything about the Jennifer Estep Elemental Assassin series? I got a notice on Facebook saying the first book was 2 dollars for Kindle.

Matryeshka
09-10-2011, 03:06 AM
Anyone know anything about the Jennifer Estep Elemental Assassin series? I got a notice on Facebook saying the first book was 2 dollars for Kindle.

:cheer2: :cheer2: If you're looking for urban fantasy that has a non-vampire focus (but the occasional vampire or two popping up now and then),this is it. Love, love, LOVE the heroin--Gin Blanco is smart, tough and a total badass. I don't always agree with her decisions, but you always understand her motivations.

It's not the best writing ever, but it's a nice break from sexy, suave, megarich vampires while still being set in that type of alternative universe. It's also a weird bias of mine, but I've always found magic based on fire, water, wind, air to be more believable than eye-of-newt. I like the way she handles that element in her book.

Either dinkat or zaphyre recommended the series to me. If you're looking for urban fantasy, there was a thread on it a few months ago where I found this series and the Fever series by Karen Mooning, which is also pretty good.