• Books v2
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[QUOTE=thelurker1234;35122386]why does the ebook gotta be 3 dollars but printed 10?[/QUOTE] This is how ebooks are supposed to be priced. Not the same price as a paperback or even more, as seems to be the norm.
[QUOTE=JimJam707;35124859]Reading the trilogy of five from the beginning again.[/QUOTE] That would be a pentalogy.
[QUOTE=Dominicus;35124904]That would be a pentalogy.[/QUOTE] He's referring to this: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy#Novels[/url]
[QUOTE=Zombii;35125087]He's referring to this: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy#Novels[/url][/QUOTE] Well, I'm feeling like a tool right now.
I'm midway through the second dark tower book. I thought the first was pretty good, but this one is much better. Can't wait to read the other 5.
Picked up a couple of books - my school was literally giving them away. Robin Cook - Outbreak Stephen King - Skeleton Crew (amazing time killer) Charles Dickens - David Copperfield Erich Maria Remarque - All Quiet on the Western Front William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair Dennis Overbye - Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos I'm quite happy.
[QUOTE=EpikEnvy2.0;35126267]Picked up a couple of books - my school was literally giving them away. Robin Cook - Outbreak Stephen King - Skeleton Crew (amazing time killer) Charles Dickens - David Copperfield Erich Maria Remarque - All Quiet on the Western Front William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair Dennis Overbye - Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos I'm quite happy.[/QUOTE] All Quiet is one of my favorite books of all time. A suggestion: don't get to connected to anyone in the story, things change, you'll find out why.
[QUOTE=Henzukaya;35124845]maybe it's the fact that in almost every story, there's something perverse and we're just sick of it.[/QUOTE] What do you mean?
Read Slaughterhouse 5, it was good. To be honest though I preferred Cat's Cradle and maybe Galapagos, not sure. I think Galapagos was more enjoyable but Slaughterhouse 5 had more substance and depth. It was still good though.
[QUOTE=Negrul1;35127945]Read Slaughterhouse 5, it was good. To be honest though I preferred Cat's Cradle and maybe Galapagos, not sure. I think Galapagos was more enjoyable but Slaughterhouse 5 had more substance and depth. It was still good though.[/QUOTE]I'm reading Cat's Cradle right now, just started.
[QUOTE=thelurker1234;35122386]why does the ebook gotta be 3 dollars but printed 10?[/QUOTE] Because printing books is not free. The base cost for that book to sell is $6.45, and at that I get no profit. So I put it to $9.99. I originally intended for the eBook to be 99c, but I would get no profit from that either. I make ~$1.80 per eBook and ~$2.80 per printed book.
my father just bought me the prince
Has anyone here read the The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963? A pretty good book, if I do say myself.
Just finished reading REAMDE, loved it, but it's Neal Stephenson, so it'd be hard not to. Kinda hated the main character a little, but not enough to keep me from loving it. After I finished Cryptonomicon for the second time (which is a fucking journey), I've gone on a huge Stephenson bent. Gonna read Cobweb next, then Diamond Age, then the Baroque Cycle. If my calculations are correct, I should be done in about ten years. [editline]14th March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Omilinon;35139379]Has anyone here read the The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963? A pretty good book, if I do say myself.[/QUOTE] I read that book a lot when I was 12 or 13 or so. Really enjoyed it.
Just finished Zahn's Star Wars trilogy. Much better than almost anything else in the EU.
[QUOTE=EpikEnvy2.0;35126267]Stephen King - Skeleton Crew (amazing time killer) [/QUOTE] I loved Skeleton Crew. His best short story collection in my opinion. Nightmares and Dreamscapes is a close second.
Just got The Book of Deacon for free from Amazon Kindle Bookstore. So far I'm enjoying it. Gotta thank FreeKindleDude for posting it.
Should I read Brave New World or 1984 first?
[QUOTE=thefreeman;35144777]Should I read Brave New World or 1984 first?[/QUOTE] They are completely different in the presentation of their ideas, so it doesn't really matter.
[QUOTE=thefreeman;35144777]Should I read Brave New World or 1984 first?[/QUOTE] flip a coin
[QUOTE=thefreeman;35144777]Should I read Brave New World or 1984 first?[/QUOTE] Doesn't really matter, both are good. I suggest BNW first, because 1984 is the better book (best for last) IMO.
recently finished At Swim Two Birds by Flann O'Brien. it's funny, it's weird, it's very [I]Irish[/I]. Recommended
[QUOTE=lil timmy;35149775]recently finished At Swim Two Birds by Flann O'Brien. it's funny, it's weird, it's very [I]Irish[/I]. Recommended[/QUOTE] Read it some time ago aswell. Good read.
it's weird last week i saw the trailer for hunger games, which led me to read about the book and just an hour ago i finished the third book in the triology, very good reads but they don't beat the first book
Finished Cat's Cradle recently. Christ, that ending sure was[sp]bleak. I don't mean to say that it's caused me to re-evaluate my life, or that it was exceptionally dark, but I did not expect that at all.[/sp](Not massive spoilers, but I just don't really feel like giving anything away.)
[QUOTE=Dominicus;35149793]Read it some time ago aswell. Good read.[/QUOTE] the main character reminds me of a few of my friends
Started on A Feast for Crows yesterday evening. I'm halfway through already...
Finished the Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien on Monday and finished Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zwieble today. I'm now gonna start The Hobbit.
[QUOTE=thefreeman;35144777]Should I read Brave New World or 1984 first?[/QUOTE] I just finished BNW, it's a great book, but 1984 is easily the better of the two in my opinion.
[QUOTE=Dr. Evilcop;35117414]So I wrote a book, and I will shamelessly advertise it here. Most of you will already know all the information presented inside, but it [i]is[/i] a beginner's book after all. Here's the eBook cover. [img]http://static.lulu.com/product/ebook/building-computers-a-beginners-guide-%5bebook%5d/18954351/thumbnail/320[/img] Description - [url=http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/building-computers-a-beginners-guide-%5bebook%5d/18954351]eBook.[/url] $2.99 [url=http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/building-computers-a-beginners-guide/18954256]Printed book.[/url] $9.99 [url=http://www.lulu.com/items/volume_74/12705000/12705188/1/preview/compguidebook_ebook_preview.pdf]eBook preview.[/url] I decided to be a jerk and make the prices slightly less than the other similar books. :v: It'll be up on Barnes and Nobles and the Apple book store soon, then Amazon later.[/QUOTE] My book is now listed on the iBookStore. But since I do not own an Apple device, I can't view it. Darn. [editline]btw[/editline] By the way, the ePub is unrestricted. Once you buy it you can do what ever with it. If it gets popular it's going to be pirated anyways v:v:v
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