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Post by stessier » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:49 am

Carpet_pissr wrote:
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20 free titles for Prime members, including the awesome latest from Neil Tyson.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/s?tag=android ... =bookshelf
Unless I'm missing something, they are free for Kindle Unlimited members (which is not the same thing as Prime).
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Post by El Guapo » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:00 am

stessier wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:49 am
Carpet_pissr wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:08 am
20 free titles for Prime members, including the awesome latest from Neil Tyson.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/s?tag=android ... =bookshelf
Unless I'm missing something, they are free for Kindle Unlimited members (which is not the same thing as Prime).
Looks like for Prime members you can basically 'check out' the eBooks and read them, but you don't get to 'buy them' for free. There's a limit of 10 books that you can have out at any time. Not sure if there's a time limit or not.

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Post by stessier » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:13 am

El Guapo wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:00 am
stessier wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:49 am
Carpet_pissr wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:08 am
20 free titles for Prime members, including the awesome latest from Neil Tyson.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/s?tag=android ... =bookshelf
Unless I'm missing something, they are free for Kindle Unlimited members (which is not the same thing as Prime).
Looks like for Prime members you can basically 'check out' the eBooks and read them, but you don't get to 'buy them' for free. There's a limit of 10 books that you can have out at any time. Not sure if there's a time limit or not.
Huh, had no idea that was possible. I'll have to look into how to do it.

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Post by coopasonic » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:43 am

stessier wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:13 am
El Guapo wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:00 am
stessier wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:49 am
Carpet_pissr wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:08 am
20 free titles for Prime members, including the awesome latest from Neil Tyson.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/s?tag=android ... =bookshelf
Unless I'm missing something, they are free for Kindle Unlimited members (which is not the same thing as Prime).
Looks like for Prime members you can basically 'check out' the eBooks and read them, but you don't get to 'buy them' for free. There's a limit of 10 books that you can have out at any time. Not sure if there's a time limit or not.
Huh, had no idea that was possible. I'll have to look into how to do it.

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Post by Pyperkub » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:53 pm

Actually, you get ~ 1 free book/month with Prime, of the Free Prime kindle books.

You can only read them on Kindle devices - they won't work on the app for Android/iOS.

You can keep the book checked out as long as you like, but you have to return it before you can check out another.
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Post by Smoove_B » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:17 am

Assassin's Apprentice (the first book of the Farseer Trilogy) by Robin Hobb is on sale today for $1.99.

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Post by coopasonic » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:02 am

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Assassin's Apprentice (the first book of the Farseer Trilogy) by Robin Hobb is on sale today for $1.99.
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While the names suck, the story is actually good.
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Post by TheMix » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:20 am

Robin Hobb is an excellent writer. I've greatly enjoyed all of her books so far. Though the Farseer trilogy (the first ones I read) remain my favorites.
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Post by Smoove_B » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:41 am

coopasonic wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:02 am
Smoove_B wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:17 am
Assassin's Apprentice (the first book of the Farseer Trilogy) by Robin Hobb is on sale today for $1.99.
Price Chivalry and King Shrewd? Ummm... no.
They're no Hiro Protagonist, but as stated the stories are good. I enjoyed them.

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Post by ImLawBoy » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:52 am

I admit to being someone who will not read a book if the character names make me roll my eyes too much. That said, I always enjoy some good Pynchon character names.
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I bounced off the Pern books because of the apostrophes.
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Post by YellowKing » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:56 pm

Another recommendation for Robin Hobb's books. They're really good.

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Post by Pyperkub » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:57 am

Moliere wrote:$1.99

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I think I remember reading that someone is making a tv series out of this, so it will probably get pegged high in the near future.

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Post by Pyperkub » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:58 am

Smoove_B wrote:
coopasonic wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:02 am
Smoove_B wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:17 am
Assassin's Apprentice (the first book of the Farseer Trilogy) by Robin Hobb is on sale today for $1.99.
Price Chivalry and King Shrewd? Ummm... no.
They're no Hiro Protagonist, but as stated the stories are good. I enjoyed them.
And speak of the devil, HP is on sale!
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:08 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:While the names suck, the story is actually good.
Forsooth. Highly, highly recommend this series if you like fantasy even a little. I will warn you that it gets really, really dark at the end. Had me dwelling on it for days after I finished (the series).

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Post by Lassr » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:00 pm

$3.99 Robert R McCammon collection that includes Boy's Life, that one alone is worth the price. Not sure how long this deal goes.

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Looks like it may be today only...so hurry
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:00 am

Not going to buy since they are all available digitally from my library, but definitely wishlisted! I had never heard of him. Guess I will start with Boy's Life.

Is it similar in style to Stephen King "horror"?

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Post by Smoove_B » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:19 am

Book #3 of The Magician's trilogy is on sale today for $1.99, but of course #2 is not. The first had been on sale a few months ago. I don't pretend to understand the how or why of these things.

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Post by YellowKing » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:04 am

Boy's Life is one of my all-time favorite books. It is similar to Stephen King's stuff in that it has the same nostalgic vibe as Stand By Me. Gone South is pretty good too, though it's more straight-up horror. Haven't read the other two.

I think I'm going to pick up that collection just to re-read those two and catch up on the others I didn't read. And.....deal's dead so I won't.

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Post by Lassr » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:47 am

Carpet_pissr wrote:
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Not going to buy since they are all available digitally from my library, but definitely wishlisted! I had never heard of him. Guess I will start with Boy's Life.

Is it similar in style to Stephen King "horror"?
His writing style is somewhat similar to King's, I personally have always liked McCammon more, he's my favorite author in fact.

They Thirst-Vampires
Swan Song-Post Apocalyptic
Boy's Life-Wild imagination of a young buy as evil is a foot in his hometown.

those area few of my favorites of his.

His writing style draws me in and love even the stuff that I would think wouldn't interest me like his latest works about witch hunting in the 1700's. (Speaks the Nightbird)
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Post by Lassr » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:52 am

I've always kept a spreadsheet rating of every book I read so here is the list of McCammon book's I have so far with what I rated them out of 10 stars. I am in the process of re-reading and rating a lot of these because my tastes have changed since I first read them back in college.
  • McCammon, Robert R. Border, The HR 8
    McCammon, Robert R. Wolf's Hour, The HR 8
    McCammon, Robert R. Usher's Passing HR 8
    McCammon, Robert R. They Thirst HR 9
    McCammon, Robert R. Speaks the Nightbird Vol 1: Judgement of the Witch HR 7
    McCammon, Robert R. Speaks the Nightbird Vol 2: Evil Reveiled HR 7
    McCammon, Robert R. Queen of Bedlam, The HR NRA
    McCammon, Robert R. Swan Song HR 8
    McCammon, Robert R. Stinger HR 9
    McCammon, Robert R. Night Boat HR 7
    McCammon, Robert R. Mystery Walk HR 8
    McCammon, Robert R. Mine HR 9
    McCammon, Robert R. Gone South FI 8
    McCammon, Robert R. Boy's Life, A FI 10
    McCammon, Robert R. Blue World HR 9
    McCammon, Robert R. Bethany's Sin HR 9
    McCammon, Robert R. Baal HR 8
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:52 am

The first two books in John Ringo's Council Wars series are currently available for free.

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And then the lights go out when the tiny government splits into warring factions and take all the power to try and kill the other side.
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Post by Smoove_B » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:13 pm

I wish I saw that $3.99 McCammon collection yesterday. I re-read Swan Song recently (for the first time in like 20 years) and I was impressed with how well it held up. I liked it then and it was still a great read now. I'll keep a look out for the others...

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Post by Lassr » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:52 am

Boy's Life is $1.99 today.

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Thanks!

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The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.

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Post by jztemple2 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:16 pm

Here's something a bit different for everyone, Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America by Eric Jay Dolin. It's on sale today for $1.99. I read it in hardcover and really enjoyed it.
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Post by Smoove_B » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:00 pm

Book one of The Chronicles of the Black Company by Glen Cook is $2.99 today. Maybe all month. Not sure.

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Post by Jag » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:08 am

David McCullough American History E-book Box Set: John Adams, 1776, Truman, The Course of Human Events Kindle Edition

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Includes four titles:

"John Adams"
The magisterial, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the independent, irascible Yankee patriot, one of our nation's founders and most important figures, who became our second president.
"1776"
The riveting story of George Washington, the men who marched with him, and their British foes in the momentous year of American independence.
"Truman"
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry Truman, the complex and courageous man who rose from modest origins to make momentous decisions as president, from dropping the atomic bomb to going to war in Korea.
"The Course of Human Events"
In this Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, David McCullough draws on his personal experience as a historian to acknowledge the crucial importance of writing in history's enduring impact and influence, and he affirms the significance of history in teaching us about human nature through the ages.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:18 am

Sold.
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Post by ImLawBoy » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:44 am

That's not in my typical reading wheelhouse, but at that price, I can't say no. The books will make a nice break from my typical fare.
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Post by jztemple2 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:45 pm

I have all three of the main books in hardcover, but for less than a buck I'll bite and keep them on my Kindle :D
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Post by GuidoTKP » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:45 pm

So glad I clicked into this thread today. I have Truman in hard cover (but haven't read it, yet, in part because I hate reading physical books anymore), but not the rest. Unbelievable price.
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Post by Moliere » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:01 pm

Bought. Thanks!
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:34 pm

Has anyone here actually read them? Just curious how good they are.

Edit: Also, ZOIKS! "Print Length: 3107 pages"

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Carpet_pissr wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:34 pm
Has anyone here actually read them? Just curious how good they are.

Edit: Also, ZOIKS! "Print Length: 3107 pages"
Yeah, big name biographies tend not to fuck around on page length. This is three (Pulitzer-winning) tomes plus a speech.

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Post by Smoove_B » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:00 am

Otherland: City of Golden Shadows by Tad Williams is currently $2.99; it might be for the whole month of August. This is book 1 of 4 in the series.

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