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Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by steel machine, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. santeesteel

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    I know. I just think about all the books my mom read throughout her life. If she had owned them instead of going to the library, she would have had an enormous library of her own! Besides, I've always wanted to have a bid, stuffy, wood paneled library of my own!
     
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  2. S.T.D

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    Dude...I hear you. If I could show u my shelves. LoL. That's why I had my 1st Kindle for a year be4 I used it. I felt the same way. Now I don't .
    1.Way easier 2 handle.
    2. Dont need reading glasses.
    3. Never have 2 wait on a book ,or finding one. ( in most cases)
    4. Can highlight passages without wreaking your book. (Comes in handy for writing songs 4 me) LoL
    5. Looks just like reading a book. Dont compare it 2 reading off your phone , or I pads. (They don't even come close) My Kindle's are reading only.
    6. I have a habit of seeing a word sometimes, and I wonder ....where did that come from doesn't sound English.....hold your finger down on the word ....instant definition, and when, and where it came from, or origin.
    7. Will give you suggestions 2 other books you may like from what you read.
    8. I have over 400 books on mine, and I can just jam it in2 my back pocket.
     
  3. santeesteel

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    I know all the advantages. I travel a lot and I'd feel less stupid if I left a $25.00 book behind than forgetting a Kindle! I told my niece that a Kindle will never be worth more than it is when you buy it but, a signed first edition might!
     
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  4. SteelinOhio

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    Sounds like my board game collection. I've got shelving just for board games, and I have book cases full of books. I'll never get rid of that stuff.
     
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  5. santeesteel

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    Just picked up a copy of the latest Dune prequel. The Duke of Caladan.
     
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  6. S.T.D

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    Cool.
    I need 2 read the second Dune book , but waiting on a better price. So now reading a cheaper book by Owl Goingbacks called Coyote Rage. He writes Horror fantasy. Of course he mixes in Native American folk lore into it. Some of his stuff is pretty good. Some not so. I would like 2 suggest David Gemmell 2 you. Might want 2 start on a single stand alone book 1st . Like maybe Echoes of the Great Song, or MorningStar. Before diving into his Sagas
     
  7. SteelinOhio

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    Just got my Kindle a few days ago. I love it. And I was able to transfer a few ebooks I have from other services to it pretty easily using the "Send to Kindle" feature.
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  8. SteelinOhio

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    I don't know if you get e-books for your Kindle from your library, but I searched overdrive.com, which is what my local library uses to lend kindle books electronically, and there are a number of libraries that have The Myst Reader for loan. It seems to depend on where you live and what library you have a membership to. But you might be able to get it that way.

    I also found a few websites that have it as a free .mobi book download, which you can email to your Kindle, but I don't know the legality of getting it from them (might be OK since it's out of print, but I don't know), but it is definitely out of print and not being sold electronically, so it might be the only way as of right now.
     
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  9. S.T.D

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    Thank you. I have seen it it a few different way, some as you said, but like you said, I didn't know if it was legal or not. The last Library that I'm a member of is 250 miles away now. Surely they got 2 start releasing them again.
     
  10. S.T.D

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    What is that Mephiston stuff?
     
  11. SteelinOhio

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    That's the 3rd book in a Warhammer 40,000 series I'm reading. I'm not really into the miniatures game, but I do have a few stand alone board games from 40k that are amazing games, but I really love the lore.

    It's basically armored space marines vs. aliens and creatures from other dimensions. There are 100s if not thousands of books, and they're probably my favorite reading material.

    Mephiston is a series about the chief librarian from one chapter of marines. He's an extremely powerful warrior who is in charge of knowing history and codices for the chapter. If you like sci-fi war/battle stories, it's great stuff.

    This is the cover of the 1st book in the series:

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  12. S.T.D

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    I will check it out. I liked all the Aliens books. I went down that Rabbit hole for a year. I believe I read every Alien , Alien vs Predator, , or Predator book that was out during that time. LoL.
     
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  13. SteelinOhio

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    I'm reading the Steve Perry Aliens Omnibus right now. I'm on book 2, Nightmare Assylum.

    Warhammer 40k books definitely borrow a lot from Aliens, but expand on the types of threats that are in the universe. And the marines are more like super-humans genetically altered for war. The books are very grimdark, but that's what I like about them.
     
  14. S.T.D

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    I read that Omnibus. I enjoyed it.
     
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  15. SteelinOhio

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    Did you read it before or after they changed the character names from Hicks and Newt to Wilkes and Billie? The one I have is the revision with the name changes.
     
  16. S.T.D

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    I'll have 2 look.
     
  17. S.T.D

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    I went back 2 look , and I can figure which one. I have The Complete Aliens Omnibus 1, 2, 3 , 4,& 5.
     
  18. S.T.D

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    Ah. Your on Volume 1. With Earth Hive, Nightmare Asylum, and Female War. Mine has Billie. At least 1st book did. I just looked. Its been a while since I read these, and alot of books read since. I just figured Billie was a different character with a like past. Never even thought about it till you mentioned it, or if I did ,it was while I was reading it.:hmm:
     
  19. SteelinOhio

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    Yeah, when it was originally released, it was about Hicks and Newt. But after Alien 3 came out, these novels didn't fit the story any more, so to keep them relevant, the author changed their names in subsequent releases and said they were actually different characters.
     
  20. S.T.D

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    Makes sense. Now that I think about it . I thought a few of the characters seemed like a rewrite of someone else.
     
  21. S.T.D

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    I lied. I have 1- 7 Complete Aliens Omnibus . I remember saying I had 1-5. So I went last night 2 look 4 more. It said there are 7.
    Anyway I went 2 order , and it said in your Library. So I looked sure enough, and I had read them, I just didn't catalog them with the rest. That's also a thing I like about Kindle.
     

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