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#121 Leeds Wire

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:52 AM

'Winter in Madrid' by C. J. Sansom is currently just 20p for Kindle on Amazon

http://www.amazon.co...55996804&sr=1-2

You can see a bit further down that page that there are various other books available to download for 20p....

#122 Futtocks

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:03 AM

A colleague bought her two kids a Kindle each last Christmas, and they haven't spent a penny on books yet - they've just been downloading the free stuff from Amazon, of which there is plenty. Most of it is is free because it's out of copyright.

You can (legally) get the likes of P.G.Wodehouse, Jerome K.Jerome and Mark Twain for free these days. And every year more and more classic authors come out of copyright.

Amazon also provide links to other free ebook services.

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#123 Futtocks

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:35 PM

The Top 100 free eBooks at Project Gutenberg. Mostly what you'd expect... until you get to No.29! :unsure:

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#124 D9000

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

The Top 100 free eBooks at Project Gutenberg. Mostly what you'd expect... until you get to No.29! :unsure:


I find the Gutenberg classics better formatted than the Amazon ones, as a rule. (The exception found so far is the complete Shakespeare).

#125 Wolford6

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:01 AM

Driven by Christmas TV boredom in Wales,I read what I think was only my second complete book in fifteen years ... Robbie Hunter Paul's autobiography. I thought that,within its genre, it was pretty good.

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#126 Bleep1673

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

Sean: "drank about 20 pints each and I did something stupid."

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#127 T-Dub

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:05 PM

Which of my Xmas books do I read first, John Kear or Bradley Wiggins?

#128 tonyXIII

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:53 PM

Sean: "... drank about 20 pints each and I did something stupid."

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After only 20 pints? Shurely shome mishtake, Bleep? hic! :P

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#129 shrek

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:04 PM

Got given "A day in the world" for christmas, really is a fascinating thing to flick through, some stunning images capturing all walks of life, a great insight.

#130 Futtocks

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

Just finished 'The Sorcerer's Apprentices' by Lisa Abend, a book following the unpaid assistants during one season at the legendary Spanish restaurant El Bulli. Very interesting and pretty well-written.

Now onto Graham Greene's collected short stories.

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#131 markleeds

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

Started to read The Chimp Paradox by Dr Steve Peters, so far it has been brilliant and really breaks down how and why we do certain things and how we can programme our brain to work in our favour!

#132 Futtocks

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

At home, I'm reading a Paul Theroux compilation 'The Tao of Travel', mixing bits and pieces of his own work with sections of other people's travel writing. Just enjoying it as it is, first time through - next time, I'll be making notes of any writers who I want to read more of.

On the train, I have just started 'The Hare with Amber Eyes' by Edmund de Waal, the Radio 4 adaptation of which I enjoyed very much.

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open. Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)


#133 Li0nhead

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:16 AM

Just found 'A game of thrones' that i bought a year or so back and gave up after 1 chapter. Going to give it another go.


Well part way through the latest book and must say i recommend.

That said killing off a main character or 10 who does not deserve to die loses its shock impact by the time its done for the 200th time in the 3rd book.

#134 Futtocks

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:30 AM

Just started 'Museum without Walls' by the relentlessly sesquipedalian Jonathan Meades. It's a compilation of his various articles, essays etc.

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open. Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)


#135 Johnoco

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:07 PM

Just read 'Black by Design' by Pauline Black (Selecter) a very good read and offers a good insight into the 2-Tone era as well as racial issues. Deffo worth a gander.

#136 hindle xiii

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:30 PM

If anyone has any questions, big bro Mike is an e-reader expert...

teehee!

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#137 Futtocks

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:38 AM

I've been working my way through the 'Gormenghast' trilogy for the first time in years. What an amazing writer (and poet, and artist) Mervyn Peake was.

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open. Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)


#138 Futtocks

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:30 AM

Andrey Kurkov - The President's last Love. Not quite up to his best (Death and the Penguin), but once you get used to it flitting between three different periods in the narrator's life, a good read.

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open. Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)


#139 hindle xiii

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:51 AM

This thread needs the year changing otherwise we end up with a 7p fine from the library. :D


If you use "should of", "would of" or "could of", you are a moron.

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#140 John Drake

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:08 PM

This thread needs the year changing otherwise we end up with a 7p fine from the library. :D

 

All the libraries have been closed. :ph34r:

 

But I changed the thread title anyway! B)


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