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Tresbien
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08-26-2002

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 7:31 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Tresbien a private message Print Post    
For all of us book lovers: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/
books/readers-stuck-at-home-need-books--and-community-heres-how-to-access-them/2020/03/20/4fe14f70-6adb-11ea-b313-df458622c2cc_story.html


Juju, before I had a smartphone, a friend of mine had to show off that she could read Outlander on her iPhone. I was a bit envious as she scrolled through it. It is doable but I'll stick with my Fire HD8. Sounds like you had a fun trip!

Thanks for the Bookgorilla suggestion Sea. I'm not familiar with that and will check it out.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 1:32 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
It is like Bookbub. You can set some parameters and get emails with free of on sale books. I just get more hits from gorilla and books often appear in both emails.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 1:36 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
It is like Bookbub. You can set some parameters and get emails with free of on sale books. I just get more hits from gorilla and books often appear in both emails.

Mamie316
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07-08-2003

Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 4:34 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Mamie316 a private message Print Post    
Bookperk has a daily discount email too.

Amazon will send one every day as well.

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 10:40 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
My new Chromebook died.

That is where my spreadsheet of books read so far this year was kept. I think I had read about 20 so far, very disappointed in yes, I know, 1st world problem way.


Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 11:20 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
Sugar! I'm so sorry you lost your data. But you brightened my evening by commenting in the Daily Poll thread that you liked "Falcon Crest" too (I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembers it!).

I finally got around to reading She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey. Knowing that it was a must-read, and having read Ronan Farrow's book, I had to let some time pass after finishing the Farrow book to get into She Said. It's much shorter but just as good as Farrow's. Knowing that Kantor and Twohey helped put that Weinstein monstrosity behind bars made the experience that much more satisfying.

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:27 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
Thank you Uncle_ricky. Yes, Angela Channing was quite the Grande Dame.

If I remember correctly, you were one of the people who had recommended, Educated by Tara Westover. I don't read much non fiction, however, I read this last weekend. It seems odd to say I enjoyed it as the author had an abusive upbringing and an enabling life. Perhaps it is best to say I found it fascinating and strangely mesmerizing. It struck me as brutally honest and oddly compassionate.

Despite having dozens of books on my Kindle, I really miss the library. It has been closed for a week or two and we are now sheltering in place. I much prefer holding a real book. I rather long for my days as a bookstore manager when I had all the new books at my fingertips.

I hope everyone is feeling well and able to read some good books during this crazy time.


Jimmer
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08-29-2000

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 6:35 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Jimmer a private message Print Post    
I may be fantasizing, but bookstore manager sounds like a pretty nice job to me! :-)

I love eBooks for their convenience, adjustable text and the light weight of the reading device, but I agree that there is something tangible and special about "real" paper books.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:55 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
Sugar..

https://tarawestover.com/media

Tara is as you describe.

I really like her interview with Karamo Brown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnd6S2JCeUE

Oprah did her usual reading parts of the book, but with Karamo, it was an actual dialog.

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 4:32 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
Thank you Seamonkey.

Kappy
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06-28-2002

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:42 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Kappy a private message Print Post    
Sugar - Another good way to keep track of the books you've read is at goodreads.com. You can even challenge yourself to read a certain number of books per year and it'll show you if you're on track or not.

Kappy
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06-28-2002

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:45 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Kappy a private message Print Post    
Never have I been more grateful for my nook e-reader than during this shutdown.

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 11:19 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
Thanks Kappy. I have been meaning to join Goodreads.

Tresbien
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08-26-2002

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 7:16 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Tresbien a private message Print Post    
Enjoyed Wild and wonder if I ever could have had enough courage to undertake a challenge like that one.

Next up is Michelle Obama's Becoming.

Some Kindles and Fire Tablets are on sale today--great prices!

Kappy
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06-28-2002

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 9:50 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Kappy a private message Print Post    
Thanks to Sugar for mentioning Elizabeth Berg, an unknown author to me. I just finished The Story of Arthur Truluv and found it a delightful read. It's a good reminder of what we all strive to be as humans. The main character is an elderly man named Arthur who strives to find the good in others, a talent we could all use.

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:49 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
I am glad you enjoyed it Kappy. I think of books like that as gems, a precious or semiprecious read. I will be glad when the library reopens and I can read the 3rd of the series, The Confession Club.

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