What book are you reading at the moment ?

Mr G

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Just finished this - so incredible its almost fictional.

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Just started this on Audible, finished the first chapter ... all I can say is damn! Not sure if everyone knows, but when you download and register on the audible app, you get 1 free credit, which you can use to purchase any audiobook in their catalogue. They also have monthly free audiobookss, so I grabbed 2 free books for July as well. Cancel the membership before the 1 month free trial is up, and you still get to keep the books which you downloaded.
 

K3NS31

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Just started this on Audible, finished the first chapter ... all I can say is damn! Not sure if everyone knows, but when you download and register on the audible app, you get 1 free credit, which you can use to purchase any audiobook in their catalogue. They also have monthly free audiobookss, so I grabbed 2 free books for July as well. Cancel the membership before the 1 month free trial is up, and you still get to keep the books which you downloaded.
Yep, that's pretty much what I do. I subscribe when there's a book I really need or if they're having a sale, grab a few with my free credit(s) or on sale, then cancel.
 

OrbitalDawn

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Damn - a fith book ?

I gave up at the end of the 3rd. I enjoyed the series in the beginning but I found the books exhausting.
Was Iron Gold worth it ?
I really liked it, possibly the most of all so far. New one getting very good reviews, too.

Maybe try the audiobook version? I've heard good things.
 

Nerfherder

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I really liked it, possibly the most of all so far. New one getting very good reviews, too.

Maybe try the audiobook version? I've heard good things.
I only listen to audiobooks at the moment.


I think I just got tired of the YA style he has and I think its just a bit too much drama for me.
 

OrbitalDawn

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I only listen to audiobooks at the moment.


I think I just got tired of the YA style he has and I think its just a bit too much drama for me.
I felt that tapered down a lot after like the first half of the first book. And his characters are strong enough to carry it now.
 

LlamaParty

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I really liked it, possibly the most of all so far. New one getting very good reviews, too.

Maybe try the audiobook version? I've heard good things.
That's good to hear, I also never got around to reading the 4th one after it got some bad reviews. Might be worth it to get back into them now.
 

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I'm reading a fascinating book published in 1893 titled "The Fraud of Feminism" written by Balfour Bax and lovingly rejuvenated by the dedicated souls at Project Gutenberg.

The ebook is freely available at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51877 to read online or download.

I'm shocked to read the history and how little progress we have made in the ensuing 126 years. For example 1820 was the first time the Law discriminated between men and woman. The resolution was to declare that convicted women were not to be flogged but men still got flogged for crimes. Things went downhill from there, the Divorce Law was rewritten in 1857 and John Stuart Mill wrote his book, “The Subjection of Women,” in 1868.
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agustino

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I'm reading a fascinating book published in 1893 titled "The Fraud of Feminism" written by Balfour Bax and lovingly rejuvenated by the dedicated souls at Project Gutenberg.

The ebook is freely available at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51877 to read online or download.

I'm shocked to read the history and how little progress we have made in the ensuing 126 years. For example 1820 was the first time the Law discriminated between men and woman. The resolution was to declare that convicted women were not to be flogged but men still got flogged for crimes. Things went downhill from there, the Divorce Law was rewritten in 1857 and John Stuart Mill wrote his book, “The Subjection of Women,” in 1868.
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Please assist a number of options are coming on the link with different kilobytes, I fail to download
Kindly assist on how to select
 

technofool

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Please assist a number of options are coming on the link with different kilobytes, I fail to download
Kindly assist on how to select
If you click on the top link you can read the book on your PC screen. The lower links are to download the ebook for your reader device (I use a Kindle to read my ebooks)
If you click on one of the download links another little window should open to ask you where you want to save the ebook file. Choose a directory (or on your desktop maybe) where you can find it later after it downloads.
 

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Very good book. The author is a libertarian so takes aim at both the left and more extreme positions on the right. Given the almost uniform domination of the left on college campuses in the US, most of the book is dedicated to the looney left, however, there is a chapter on the alt right which provides food for thought. The far left/SJW brigade and the far right are rather close in their views on free speech. Indeed, I believe a movie called "The Hunt" has now been put on hold in the US (NO, it's not a porno)
 
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For those of you still in the physical book market I've posted a comparison of my experience with the book packaging quality of three of the online retailers I use the most for my book orders. This is taken from my experience of (far too many orders) over the past 2 years or so.

I would love to hear if you guys have experienced similar things. Especially from Takealot.
 
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technofool

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Advice please: I enjoy non-fiction and I want to improve my isiXhosa. Can anybody recomend a good isiXhosa book on carpentry or radio controlled models or mathematics or philosophy or motor racing or swimming?
 

Nerfherder

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Just completed Outland by Dennis E Tailor. He is the same author who wrote the Bobiverse series, Outland 2 is coming out in september so finished just in time.

I really like this author, his books are such fun. He has created such a great world with Outland and I can see it being a great series.
 

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Hanna Jameson - The Last

Enjoyable dystopian thriller which managed to add a bit of suspense to a fairly predictable genre. Yes it got a bit walking deadish towards the end, but what else would you expect at the end of the world?
 

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Read Clive Barker's Imajica. What a weird book. I'm not really sure what the **** is going on but I can't stop.
 

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Read Clive Barker's Imajica. What a weird book. I'm not really sure what the **** is going on but I can't stop.
It is weird, and not that good either. I have very little recollection of it, although I know I read it 25-odd years ago.
I've since tried to read abarat without success.
I guess I'm just not a Clive Barker fan.
 
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