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OK, thanks Frelga, got it. No overdrive or kindle option though.. only Mobi which it says Amazon won't be allowing at some point later this year. UGH :pullhair: I hate setting up new devices!
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Frelga wrote:Oh! Do you mean Overdrive on Kindle?

That penny has been dropping a long way!
No…. I mean overdrive app on my phone.

And kindle app on my phone.

Separate apps.
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Frelga wrote:The Tor free book of the month is The Border Keeper by Kerstin Hall.

Anyone heard of it?
I’ve been slowly plowing through it. It’s…. Intriguing.
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I started it and then forgot it existed. Glad you reminded me.
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I can't be bothered to scroll back through the threads here, but am wondering if any of you have come across Early Bird Book Deals, where you can download E-books for as little as 99 cents!

Here's a link. The deals are usually only available for 24 hours. https://earlybirdbooks.com/best-ebook-d ... 0Canadians

This is the Canadian site. I am sure the U.S. has one as well! Sometimes books for sale on (for instance) Amazon.com are full price on Amazon.ca, and vica versa. Although most books are Kindle editions, some are Kobo, or Google.

Anyway, it's a great way to get e-books for cheap, and since the list comes out daily, I'm downloading more books than I can keep up with!! :rofl:
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If you are into cyberpunk.
https://www.rudyrucker.com/mirrorshades/



There's a discussion in the thread about how to import the file into Kindle.
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I had to do a major paper and seminar on a book for Gr. 13 English. I chose to do it on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Gr. 13 was a long time ago, and I've forgotten a lot about the book. Mainly because it's been mentioned on banned book lists lately, I decided it was time to do a reread. I was able to download it to my Kindle for free from Project Gutenberg

The main reason for the book being banned is usually cited as the use of the 'n' word to describe people of colour.

It will come as a surprise to no one on this board to find it's not the 'n' word that's the problem. It's the book's positive portrayal of Jim, a runaway slave who hooks up with Huck on his journey along the Mississippi, and the negative portrayal of slavery. Jim's ambition is to get far enough north that he will be in a free state, then find a job and work to buy his wife and children, who are still enslaved. He misses them terribly, and at night while he's on watch on the raft, Huck often hears him moaning and crying out their names.

Yeah, let's ban the book because it makes whites feel uncomfortable about slavery... Those that want it banned probably still think slavery was a good thing.

Let's not forget it's only been a little more than 50 years since the civil rights marches in the U.S. and the overturning of the Jim Crow laws, and the K.K.K. is still very much alive and well in the southern states.
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The current Humble Bundle has 6 Murderbot audiobooks in the mp3 format. They are bundled with 14 other titles I've never heard about.

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/mart ... ooks-books
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"Clockwork Boys" by T. Kingfisher is on sale for Kindle for $2.49 today, if you like your fantasy adventure with romance and a bit of horror on the side. It's kinda half of the story, but the 2nd book is only 3.50.
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I think I already own it. Let me check!
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And Paladin's Grace is 99c. It's the first book of the Saint of Steel series and while the second one is my favorite, this one is very good.

Eta: also by T. Kingfisher
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For a limited time, Tasting History Cookbook is just 7.99 on Amazon in hardcover.
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Bookshop.org had free shipping and a 20% off sale on selected titles, if you prefer your books in tangible form.
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