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31 Jul 2010, 11:12 am

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I'm audiobooking Daemon by Daniel Suarez. And by looking up the author's name just now, I have learned that there's a second book, which means I now have to spend more money. :(


Audiobooks are wonderful :D

I couldn't agree more. I find them ideal for fiction, and for reading before bed. I just wish they weren't so expensive.

Libraries usually have a selection of audio books.


That's true, I should check out my library. I gave up on libraries a while back because I usually take longer than the borrow length and didn't want to go back and forth all the time.


Don't forget you can renew, sometimes up to three times! Nearly everything is digital these days so you can place books on hold, search and renew from the comfort of your home without having to go anywhere.


After posting that yesterday I did a search and found that my library has an audiobook download site! I'll definitely be getting a new library card soon so I can start using that service. :D


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31 Jul 2010, 3:11 pm

SamwiseGamgee wrote:
ForFlorence wrote:
SamwiseGamgee wrote:
buryuntime wrote:
SamwiseGamgee wrote:
ForFlorence wrote:
SamwiseGamgee wrote:
I'm audiobooking Daemon by Daniel Suarez. And by looking up the author's name just now, I have learned that there's a second book, which means I now have to spend more money. :(


Audiobooks are wonderful :D

I couldn't agree more. I find them ideal for fiction, and for reading before bed. I just wish they weren't so expensive.

Libraries usually have a selection of audio books.


That's true, I should check out my library. I gave up on libraries a while back because I usually take longer than the borrow length and didn't want to go back and forth all the time.


Don't forget you can renew, sometimes up to three times! Nearly everything is digital these days so you can place books on hold, search and renew from the comfort of your home without having to go anywhere.


After posting that yesterday I did a search and found that my library has an audiobook download site! I'll definitely be getting a new library card soon so I can start using that service. :D


Awesome! Man, that's fantastic. 8)


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31 Jul 2010, 4:14 pm

I'm in the middle of "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett. I probably will start over soon to get everything.



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31 Jul 2010, 8:08 pm

Finished Steel Beach; the second half was a slight let-down after the first - it became (explicitly) Varley's take on Heinlein rather than Varley's take on his own imagined future - but still very good. His exploration of both the controlling AI and the ramifications of fluid sexuality read better to me than Banks does 'em. I found the book slightly discordant with The Ophiuchi Hotline in parts, it seems he wasn't trying for complete continuity.

Now on to The Golden Globe, another book in the same(ish) setting.


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02 Aug 2010, 7:03 am

I read Digital Fortress last week. It was a good story, but inaccurate.



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03 Aug 2010, 3:01 pm

Mythology by Edith Hamilton. Trust me, I wouldn't be reading it if it wasn't required by school.



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05 Aug 2010, 12:01 pm

The Golden Globe was really good.

Just read Fooled by Randomness. My opinion condenses to "well, duh." :wink:

Now on to The Wizard of Boland.


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06 Aug 2010, 10:38 am

Battlefield Earth. Yes, I'm actually reading that.


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06 Aug 2010, 11:01 am

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Battlefield Earth. Yes, I'm actually reading that.


"I don't want to set the world, on, fire..." Do let us know how you get on with Jonny. :lol:

Finished The Wizard of Boland, which was exactly as expected. Whimsical, dated.

Now on Mind the Gap, a book about class divide in modern Britain.


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06 Aug 2010, 2:09 pm

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Isla Negra: A Notebook by Pablo Neruda



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06 Aug 2010, 5:41 pm

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Battlefield Earth. Yes, I'm actually reading that.


I tried to read Dianetics a few months back. I didn't get very far.


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06 Aug 2010, 8:16 pm

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Isla Negra: A Notebook by Pablo Neruda

It doesn't have to be taken so literally.

'Love and Obstacles' by Aleksandar Hemon
'The Magicians' by Lev Grossman



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14 Aug 2010, 12:12 pm

Troy, thanks to school...



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14 Aug 2010, 1:51 pm

I'm not reading any books. Got any recommendations.



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14 Aug 2010, 3:26 pm

Still Sucks to be Me (Kimberly Pauley) and Vladimir Tod (Heather Brewer)


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14 Aug 2010, 5:33 pm

Sionis wrote:
I'm not reading any books. Got any recommendations.


What type of books do you like?