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#204887 - 02/24/12 01:39 PM Re: Educational / entertainment site [Re: BranShea]
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The smell of the wood smoke.
The sound of the wind in the trees.
The light of the fire flickering on the bard's face.
I could go on for centuries.

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#204888 - 02/24/12 02:22 PM Re: Educational / entertainment site [Re: Faldage]
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smile

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#204893 - 02/24/12 05:18 PM Re: Educational / entertainment site [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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Love paper books - but really don't like lugging them around - especially since I'm almost always reading more than 1 concurrently. The original kindles have a very nice interface - the display almost looks like paper.

I have downloaded 5 books to my wife's kindle - and haven't used a single GB yet of the available memory. Even if I did get low on space, I just got an account at www.box.com . They have 5GB free, but for a limited time, new people are getting 50GB free for life. Of course, I need a wi-fi connection to make use of it, but wi-fi is becoming ubiquitous.

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#204895 - 02/24/12 08:51 PM Re: Educational / entertainment site [Re: Faldage]
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
The smell of the wood smoke.
The sound of the wind in the trees.
The light of the fire flickering on the bard's face.
I could go on for centuries.

RT

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#204929 - 02/27/12 10:16 AM Re: Educational / entertainment site [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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I finished "Moreau" this weekend and, having downloaded "Universe" last weekend have been continuing it. I also downloaded "Up from Slavery."

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#204981 - 03/02/12 11:27 AM Re: Educational / entertainment site [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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Wife going on grad school visits with oldest daughter - and taking kindle with her. I am denuded - forced into the atavistic mechanism for the accumulation and conveyance of knowledge and culture.

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#204985 - 03/02/12 01:35 PM Re: Educational / entertainment site [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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well here, live vicariously..
I am currently reading The Voyage of the Beagle, History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - all free downloads from Kindle.

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#204986 - 03/02/12 01:52 PM Re: Educational / entertainment site [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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I've downloaded all of those, but haven't started them yet. I read TASH to myself and to my kids many years ago. In fact, while my wife generally felt the time I spent reading to the kids was, um, less than useful, when I read TASH she would often come into the room and listen herself.

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#204987 - 03/02/12 01:53 PM Re: Educational / entertainment site [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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The first two are particularly interesting to me right now. How far are you into them?

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#204992 - 03/02/12 04:59 PM Re: Educational / entertainment site [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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Originally Posted By: TheFallibleFiend
The first two are particularly interesting to me right now. How far are you into them?


I'm 20% into Vol. 1 of Decline and Fall - as you know there are six volumes in all. I am finding this to be quite readable, which is not always the case with olde histories.

I've started VotB, but haven't progressed very far; seems a bit traveloggy, frankly.

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