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    Stand on Zanzibar--John Brunner

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    #52
    (10-05-2014, 04:46 AM)radiobox Wrote:  Royal Dates with Destiny by Robert Easton

    Brief: The book presents, in calendar form, the oddball ways in which the great and the good have met their maker.

    Amazon - Download (so-so PDF)

    Makes for interesting reading.

    Other places where you could try finding free pdfs and ebooks

    snip!<</mod.

    There are tons free ebooks listed on these sites.
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    #53
    Never mind the Bullocks - Vanessa Able

    Am reading it on my freshly installed bookviser app (Win 8 only). The reading is easier than with Calibre.

    Quite an entertaining read.
    It details, the author's desire to travel 10,000 km around India, in the cheapest car manufactured, the Tata Nano. The writing is lively and laced with humour. Going by reviews, there's possibly a lot of India bashing' (which is proly not undeserved imho. :-p).

    Her facebook page has some interesting pics.

    Locating an ebook shouldn't be a problem ;-)

    Hope to pick some good practical travel advice from this book.
    (This post was last modified: 08-31-2015, 12:04 PM by radiobox.)

    Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long -- Ogden Nash
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    #54
    (08-31-2015, 12:01 PM)radiobox Wrote:  Never mind the Bullocks - Vanessa Able

    Am reading it on my freshly installed bookviser app (Win 8 only). The reading is easier than with Calibre.

    Quite an entertaining read.
    It details, the author's desire to travel 10,000 km around India, in the cheapest car manufactured, the Tata Nano. The writing is lively and laced with humour. Going by reviews, there's possibly a lot of India bashing' (which is proly not undeserved imho. :-p).

    Her facebook page has some interesting pics.

    Locating an ebook shouldn't be a problem ;-) (you could try kindle, snip!<<mod

    Hope to pick some good practical travel advice from this book.

    Never mind the bullocks is an interesting read. Guess what I am reading it too Smile
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    #55
    National Geographic Nov 2012.

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    Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long -- Ogden Nash
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    #56
    I am reading history book by Peter Frankopan
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    #57
    Vernor Vinge.......A fire upon the deep

    very good scifi

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    #58
    I haven't had time to do much reading lately, but today the power went out. I had enough battery on my phone, so I wound up looking for an eBook to read.

    I wound up finding a short story collection by Isaac Asimov, and read Youth. I was truly impressed.

    I've been meaning to dip my toe into Asimov's work for years, but I'm always too busy reading things that I have to read, rather than what I would like to read.

    It took me less than twenty minutes to read it, but it is seriously one of the best short stories I've read.

    I'm gonna read a few more short stories of his and, if they are this good I'll probably wind up putting the Foundation series on my list.

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    Here is a free, online copy of Youth for anyone that wants to check it out: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31547
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