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Book Advice...

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Nefret
Bibliomaniac
Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Mon January 12th, 2015, 4:30 pm

I gave away some books before I moved. Okay, lots of books. Though these are novels I already liked by a favourite author, so I think they'll stay around for a while.

My vision is fine (I don't need reading glasses yet), so I don't need an e-reader for that. I do read some classics on the Gutenberg site, but those are ones the library (or myself) don't have. Reading titles on my computer for free is fun.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon January 12th, 2015, 4:43 pm

When you start needing reading glasses you will understand, trust me ;)

My Chadwicks never get donated or given away. Ever.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Nefret
Bibliomaniac
Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Mon January 12th, 2015, 4:52 pm

I now have a nearly full set of Chadwick books (pretty sure I mentioned which ones), and Penman books on my shelf. They look very nice there.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Lisa
Bibliophile
Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Postby Lisa » Mon January 12th, 2015, 5:06 pm

I will never give away my Chadwicks or Penmans or other favourite novels - I love having a full bookcase to look at, but my bookcase currently has two piles of books the same height as it standing next to it, so I either need to give some away, or move house so I have space for another bookcase :)

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon January 12th, 2015, 5:10 pm

I'm so relieved at the books I've cleared off the shelves. I can actually see the ones I had stacked at the back now :p :rolleyes:

PS, another benefit to Kindle is it's much easier to sneak a few pages on a slow work day on the Kindle PC app as opposed to that ever-so-easy-to-spot book in one's hand.
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be

User avatar
Nefret
Bibliomaniac
Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Mon January 12th, 2015, 5:26 pm

The lunch hour is when you should bring out the books. At least it was for me. One of my bookshelves has two levels of historical fiction.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon January 12th, 2015, 5:39 pm

"Nefret" wrote:The lunch hour is when you should bring out the books. At least it was for me. One of my bookshelves has two levels of historical fiction.


There's many a slow work day I'd rather take off and use up for vacation, but we don't have that many employees at all times left to answer phones. I don't even get an undisturbed half hour lunch ever.
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be

User avatar
Nefret
Bibliomaniac
Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Mon January 12th, 2015, 5:59 pm

I thought you were supposed to be allowed certain break times depending on hours. On full days, I got an hour.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Lisa
Bibliophile
Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Postby Lisa » Mon January 12th, 2015, 6:14 pm

I have also totally used the Kindle browser app at work, plus the Overdrive and Open Library "read in browser" features. Occasionally I just get an insanely slow day, but then I more than make up for it on days when I work through lunch, unpaid overtime, work while on holiday, etc.

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon January 12th, 2015, 6:25 pm

"Nefret" wrote:I thought you were supposed to be allowed certain break times depending on hours. On full days, I got an hour.


Yeah, they're supposed to but it isn't always practical. There's the trade off of not counting every minute of every personal time taken, or leaving a bit early here and there.
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be


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