Favourite Authors & New Books

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Lei'Le Vumf, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. Lei'Le Vumf

    Lei'Le Vumf

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    Just dropped in to the books store (QBD) and on the new release / staff favourites is several new books from my favourite authors... Jim Butcher, Isobelle Carmody, James Patterson, Trudy Canavan, Dean Kootz, Robin Hobb...and I cant afford any this week...or b4 I get another bookshelf lol
     
  2. Kallarn Lo'Vosh

    Kallarn Lo'Vosh

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    Get a Kindle (other E-readers are available) and never worry about bookshelf space again. The money part sadly is still needed unless you friends have a copy though.
     
  3. Lei'Le Vumf

    Lei'Le Vumf

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    I dont mind reading on a screen...but for books i want to keep, has to be paper. There's nothing like sitting down with a good book. :bunny
     
  4. Kallarn Lo'Vosh

    Kallarn Lo'Vosh

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    E-readers arent reading on a screen per se, its like very good quality printing instead.

    Each to their own though.
     
  5. Sailea Nerid

    Sailea Nerid Aes Sedai

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    I love paper books, I truly do but since I bought my Kindle I hardly buy any paper books. It's much more convenient and at this stage of my life I move a lot, can't really take my books with me and this way I have them all the time ^^
     
  6. Lei'Le Vumf

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    My 7"tablet doubles as an e-reader but I just dont seem to have the same attention span for it as I do for real paper books. Only the books I know I'll read multiple times make it into my bookshelf...I think I'd go thru withdrawals if I went to the library less than once a fortnight :tug
     
  7. Kallarn Lo'Vosh

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    Tablets arent reading devices for books, the screens just arent designed for long periods of reading. Try an E ink E-reader and see if you go back then.
     
  8. Lei'Le Vumf

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    Will give it a go but... mmm maybe. My sons got one. Will have to see. :look
     
  9. Kallarn Lo'Vosh

    Kallarn Lo'Vosh

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    I love my Paperwhite, stores all my books wherever I go, all books stored in Amazons cloud in collections based on series as well as a local copy sideloaded from Calibre (E-book management software). Can turn on a light in 2 screen presses for nighttime and battery lasts me a few weeks (avg 2 hours a day reading wifi and light off), also Kindles now have Goodreads built into the software so can lookup books etc on the go and review and so on.

    I now have no bookshelves clogging up the house.
     
  10. Lei'Le Vumf

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    My home wouldn't be home without my bookshelf
     
  11. Lythe al'Dovin

    Lythe al'Dovin

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    I agree with you Lei'Le, I prefer the paper books, I only have paper books... But the e-reader is convenient if you have to travel, I bought one for my sister this christmas cause she loves to read and travel a lot, this way she can have all her books with her without the weight....
     
  12. Wil Cambrae

    Wil Cambrae Sparkle Chief Gaidin

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    I wish all I had was a single bookshelf.... wait no I still want to build my own Library :D
     
  13. Lei'Le Vumf

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    I have one and a half bookshelves with books overflowing and a few sets stacked on top...
    I will get another bookshelf sometime, this year probably :p
     
  14. Sailea Nerid

    Sailea Nerid Aes Sedai

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    I still dream of having a study or library just for me. Maybe one day when/if I buy a house :lol
     
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    Me too Sailea. .. one day ^^
     
  16. Kallarn Lo'Vosh

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    Id only want a library to have a hidden door/room off it.
     
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    Lol I can definately incorporate a secret door in my dream library...got to store the treasure somewhere :lol
     
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    Cursor Wrathwind Gaidin

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    Ten Favorite Authors, in no particular order:

    Franz Kafka, Fyodor Dostoevsky, J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, David Weber, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, John Milton, Edgar Allan Poe, William Butler Yeats, Salman Rushdie
     
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    thats an amazing variety of genres represented by those authors Cursor Gaidin. Ages ago I was hunting something by Edgar Allan Poe but cant remember what it was. He was referenced in something else I read
     
  20. Sailea Nerid

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    For the first time I meet someone who also likes Yeats :lol