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Zemgirl
08-06-2012, 04:42 PM
When I have regular income again (substitute teaching doesn't pay well in the summer :lol:), I'll look for cheap ones. Right now, I'm just excited I can access more new books from our library.
In that case, I can do better than cheap! You can browse Amazon's bestseller lists (http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store-eBooks/zgbs/digital-text/154606011/ref=zg_bs_unv_kstore_2_155009011_1) (by genre as well) - they list the top paid books and the top free books. If you're looking for classics, you can always check out Project Gutenberg. A there's the Baen free library if you're into sci-fi and fantasy.

PDilemma
08-06-2012, 04:44 PM
In that case, I can do better than cheap! You can browse Amazon's bestseller lists (http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store-eBooks/zgbs/digital-text/154606011/ref=zg_bs_unv_kstore_2_155009011_1) (by genre as well) - they list the top paid books and the top free books. If you're looking for classics, you can always check out Project Gutenberg. A there's the Baen free library if you're into sci-fi and fantasy.

This is the most exciting b-day gift ever!! Thanks for the tips!! :biggrinbo

Zemgirl
08-06-2012, 04:59 PM
This is the most exciting b-day gift ever!! Thanks for the tips!! :biggrinbo
My Kindle was a birthday gift last year, and I agree that it is an excellent one! Enjoy :)

Prancer
08-06-2012, 05:38 PM
I just got a Kindle for my b-day!:D

Since most of the books people talk about here are only available in eBook form at my teeny tiny library (and I can't afford to buy books), I may finally be able to read stuff I read about in this thread!

Also check out KotC (Kindle on the Cheap): http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/KotC4Me for very cheap and free Kindle e-books.

The best thing to do, IME, is to join as many digital collection consortia in your state library system as you can, if your state has and allows such things. I'm in four in my state and that's given me access to a lot more books than I could ever read.

For other sources:

If you are looking for classics, I'd advise looking for them on Amazon before Project Gutenberg--Amazon has a lot of free classics and their formatting is much better than what you get on Gutenberg.

You might also want to check out:

Open Library: http://openlibrary.org/
World Public Library: http://worldlibrary.net/
Many Books: http://manybooks.net/
Free e-Books: http://www.free-ebooks.net/
Inkmesh (a meta-search engine for free e-books): http://inkmesh.com/

And a whole lot of other free e-book sources: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Free_eBooks

Free e-books are often worth the price you pay for them and the public collections linked above are often (but not always) out of copyright or self-published works. That doesn't mean they are bad books, necessarily, but you aren't going to find a lot of contemporary bestsellers at the above. It's kind of like panning for gold--there's a lot of silt. But it's kind of fun to paw through the digital stacks :).

Erin
08-06-2012, 06:41 PM
But for now I am reading Blink, a book loaned by a friend so the Austens will have to wait.

I read Blink a few years back. Like all of Malcolm Gladwell's books, I found it really interesting, but I wasn't really sure what to do with it. He seemed to be saying to make decisions quickly and follow instincts without any advice on how to do so. He also has a somewhat annoying habit of taking annecdotal evidence and extrapolating to come up with conclusions. If you figure out what to do with it, let me know - two different people gave me the book as a gift, so obviously it meant something to them.

IceAlisa
08-06-2012, 06:52 PM
Not only that but many studies he cites are based on inventories and a lot of subjective testing, like that emotion assignment to videos of the arguing couples. I say this is contempt and you say it's boredom and so on, rather subjective.

But...again, anecdotally, there is IMO something to the gut feeling/intuition thing. I am sure many of us have experienced it. I think he IS saying that's it's not a substitute for experience and that it does actually arise out of experience.

gkelly
08-06-2012, 06:54 PM
I've been reading A Storm of Swords and took it with me this weekend while I was out of town, which allowed me to get to about 2/3 of the way through, with some cliffhangery chapter endings.

And then I left it somewhere other than in my bag and didn't have it when I had to leave in a hurry to catch my train. So I couldn't read it on the train and can't pick it back up immediately either.

Should I run to Barnes & Noble to buy a new copy, or read something else for a while and see if maybe the people I was with find the one I was reading and are kind enough to return it to me?

jeffisjeff
08-06-2012, 07:34 PM
I've been reading A Storm of Swords and took it with me this weekend while I was out of town, which allowed me to get to about 2/3 of the way through, with some cliffhangery chapter endings.

And then I left it somewhere other than in my bag and didn't have it when I had to leave in a hurry to catch my train. So I couldn't read it on the train and can't pick it back up immediately either.

Should I run to Barnes & Noble to buy a new copy, or read something else for a while and see if maybe the people I was with find the one I was reading and are kind enough to return it to me?

I can't answer that, but I am about two-thirds of the way through A Storm of Swords and I am getting rather :wuzrobbed. I am not sure I can go on! Although, of course, I will.

I just finished the "wedding" stuff. Are all the Starks going to be killed off? My husband hasn't read the books, but we did watch season 1 of the HBO series. He really enjoyed it, but he was so upset when they killed off Ned, I don't think he'll be able to handle any more.

gkelly
08-06-2012, 08:00 PM
Ha, I see from your spoiler that you have read just about exactly as far as I have.

Michalle
08-06-2012, 09:42 PM
Keep going with A Storm of Swords! It's only mostly awful... but there is good plot stuff coming up. But watch out - if you get too addicted, like me, you will neglect everything else in your life for several weeks...

Cachoo
08-07-2012, 01:38 AM
Well my library now has bedbugs. I think a Kindle is needed NOW.

Nomad
08-07-2012, 01:01 PM
Finished Diary of a Provincial Lady, which was amusing, and started Molly Keane's Good Behaviour this morning.

Spinner
08-10-2012, 04:57 AM
You Jane Eyre fans may begin the righteous upchucking now. Jane Eyrotica (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15814347-jane-eyrotica) is coming to bookshelves in January. :scream:

Zemgirl
08-10-2012, 06:12 AM
You Jane Eyre fans may begin the righteous upchucking now. Jane Eyrotica (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15814347-jane-eyrotica) is coming to bookshelves in January. :scream:
Oh, it's not just Jane Eyre (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/07/17/classic-books-added-sex-scenes_n_1678522.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&ir=Books), and you can blame 50 Shades for all of this.

Nomad
08-10-2012, 02:00 PM
:scream: