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   FlatCityGirl  Speaking of Alphabets, I'm making my way through Sue Grafton's Alphabet. I didn't realize that there were so many of the books that I hadn't read, but it seems that there are more I haven't read than have.

One of the things that I like about the Kindle is that you can shop by title and a synopsis of the book comes up; you can determine instantly if you've read the book. It's so much easier and faster than going to the internet, looking up the author's site and then trying to get the synopsis, which some of the sites don't even have. Some of my favorite author's sites are a nightmare. Karin Slaughter for one. J. A. Jance isn't all that great, either.
Thursday at 00:06 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Hello Flat City Girl . . . I've found these sites listed below to be very helpful in finding out the place of a book in the series I am reading, also they give an outline of the books so you can tell if you've read them, or not.

cozy-mystery.com
fantasticfiction.co.uk
stopyourekillingme.com

You're smart, you'll find your way around the sites . . . enjoy!
Thursday at 19:08 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Thanks.
Yesterday at 23:44 EST .




   Gram77  I finally slogged my way through The Alphabet House. Boy, some book. I donated it to our neighborhood branch of our main library and they were really pleased to get it.
April 22 at 14:22 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  This is not a suggestion for reading, but an endorsement for Kindle --or electronic readers in general.

I'll tell you my story: I love books! I've always had books around me since I was a kid and I love books.

When everyone I know started going to these electronic readers, I said NEVER!! You'll never take my books away from me!

Last summer I realized that books were about to run me out of my house. I had to start donating to "old folks" homes, etc., and I got rid of hundreds, but I've I still got about fifteen boxes that need to go.

About that time I was looking on Amazon for a book to order, and for the first time I realized the difference in cost of books and electronic books. I was shocked.

Son was in a quandry as to what to get me for Christmas, I said get me a Kindle. I thought, what the heck. I'll try it!

I've read 44 books since Christmas at not even half the cost of what 44 physical books would have cost. The Kindle doesn't even weigh as much as a cup of coffee, and I'm wondering now why I thought struggling with a heavy hard back book all these years was so wonderful.

I still love books, but I love my Kindle!
April 18 at 22:33 EST .

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   Gram77  I was given a Nook but have found some of my favorite authors are only available on Kindle. If I can find a good price I want one.
April 19 at 13:50 EST .


   Safetydude  My Miss Tina has a Kindle that she reads at the pool or when we are traveling.
I tried it. I got a book that I had read previously just to get used to changing screens and even how to turn it on and off. A big zero in my life. I want a book with paper pages.
April 20 at 00:29 EST .


   Clipped wings  We also love books and my husband is a writer. Several years ago we went to the Kindle and have had several newer and better models since. We also have the Kindle reader on the iPads. I love both the older, more published authors as well as reading the new ones. One thing with the Kindle, if you find you are uninterested or it is poorly written, you can dispose of it without losing a lot of money. The advantages far outweigh the thoughts of people's desire for the smell or feel of a book.
Thursday at 12:10 EST .

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   Balogreene  A few months ago mom(84 ) got a hardback as a gift. She has a Kindle Fire, an iPad, and a PC laptop. She always reads on the iPad these days, and makes the type HUGE. She complained about the book. It was too heavy, she had it on a pillow in her lap, like she does the iPad, but couldn't adjust the font, and couldn't hold something that heavy for any length of time. She couldn't read it.

I love my Kindle, it is not heavy, is not hard to deal with the paper pages, and I can carry hundreds of books with me. I have every Dicken's book, some mysteries, some history, and more. Also, you can share books within a household (only 2 accounts ). Mom and I are on the same account. Mom likes books I absolutely dislike. By sharing accounts, she reads the books my sister gets (romances, etc ) as well as the books I get (mystery, Baldacci, etc ).

I also subscribe to Bookbub.com, and get many books for free, or at least, under $2. I recently bought a cookbook for $0.99 from Bookbub, then recommended it to a friend, it was $18.99, I would never have paid that much.
Thursday at 21:38 EST .

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   Safetydude  I have always believed the word is mightier than the picture.
Forget "one picture is worth a thousand words".
A friend of mine insisted I read "Unbroken" and wanted to lend it to me.
I had seen the promos for the movie and was, totally, not interested but Bill was so adamant I read it and pushed it on me so I couldn't say no...it took about two and a half days, in spare time, to read it.
A story of the human spirit and the greatness of this country.
A book that should be on every high school mandatory reading list.
April 13 at 22:04 EST .

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   Gram77  I have a good friend that works at Books-A-Million and she gave me an advanced copy of Lisa Genova's new book Inside The O'Briens. Books-A-Million often get advanced copies and was I ever glad to get this one. Every one of her books are excellent, but this one really touched my heart. Get it folks, you won't be sorry.
April 7 at 13:34 EST .

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   Gram77  Forget my list of "want to read". Just happened to find the next one for sure! The title is The Alphabet House by Adler-Olsen (can't remember the first name ). Good reviews and a good summary on Amazon. Check it out.
March 28 at 12:52 EST .

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   Balogreene  I have liked Adler-Olsen in the past.
March 31 at 20:50 EST .

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   Gram77  I recently said that I had started The Girl On The Train. It is full of surprises that you don't see coming. Glad I picked it up.
March 24 at 07:44 EST .

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   Gram77  I'm back, again about The Girl On The Train........what an ending!!
March 28 at 10:19 EST .

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   MeiDei  Picked up 4 books @ Family Dollar yesterday, 3 of which have very positive reviews: The Death of Sweet Mister, An Uncommon Education & In The Company of Angels. The 4th book is The History of Costaguana. Has anyone read any of these?
March 11 at 15:23 EST .

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   Gram77  Interesting, didn't know there were books at Family Dollar. I just started a new book entitled The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. It's getting good reviews even on Amazon. When I am drawn in with the first chapter I sold!
March 12 at 15:28 EST .

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   MeiDei  Sorry - it's Dollar Tree that has the books not Family Dollar, I get the two mixed up. Will try to remember - books are made of paper, paper comes from trees = Dollar Tree.
March 12 at 17:14 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, that book is on my order list. It's getting a lot of attention. I just finished a real thriller, "I Am Pilgrim" by Terry Hayes. The story is about a retired super secret espionage expert having to come back to help locate and stop a Middle Eastern terrorist from unloading an engineered virus on America. There is no protective vaccine against the virus. It's a can't-set-it-down book.
March 20 at 05:44 EST .

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   Gram77  Yet another book to go on my list. I'll have to live to at least 100 to get everything read!
March 21 at 09:49 EST .

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   MeiDei  I didn't know there was a word for this, did you?
   March 9 at 23:20 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I didn't know there was a word for it either, but my sister-in-law has a used book store in Oklahoma and it looks just like that.

How on earth anyone ever finds anything is beyond me, but she does a land office business and her customers love the store.
Wednesday at 23:59 EST .




   Gram77  I was just on the movie site when an author's name popped up; J.R, Lansdale. I checked him out and his books really sound like they are well worth reading. Has anyone here read his works? What's your opinion? I've got my eye on The Thicket.
February 28 at 09:03 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gran, I'm a big Lansdale fan and have read all his books. They're quick reading, entertaining and not great literature, but you'll enjoy them.
March 20 at 05:45 EST .

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