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Tell us what books you are reading right now, find books that every e-book worm could enjoy



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Looking for similar authors as dani pettrey..

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:04:22 GMT

[Edited - MODERATOR] Colleen coble, and Lorena mccourtney. These are my faves but i,he seen all the searches online, sampled many and really am getting desperate lol! Dani is my fave because almost every book grabbed me in the first few pages. I like the non-profanity, Christian-type books. I also prefer her type of adventure/mystery, and present-day stuff. Alaskan courage series is my fave of all time, so far. If anyone has suggestions for me, I would so appreciate it. Also, if I can find. Books that might be in digital libraries (overdrive) its best for me although I am able purchase once in awhile��



MobileRead May 2017 Book Club Vote

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:29:35 GMT

*May 2017 MobileRead Book Club Vote* Help us choose a book as the May 2017 eBook for the MobileRead Book Club. The poll will be open for 5 days. *There will be no runoff vote* unless the voting results a tie, in which case there will be a 3 day run-off poll. This is a *visible* poll: others can see how you voted. It is Image: http://wtsharpe.com/Pictures/Multiple-Choice_C3.gif You may cast a vote for each book that appeals to you. We will start the *discussion thread* for this book on *May 20th*. Select from the following *Official Choices* with three nominations each: *• In Times Like These: A Time Travel Adventure* by Nathan van Coops Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23444266-in-times-like-these) | Amazon US (https://www.amazon.com/Times-Like-These-Travel-Adventure-ebook/dp/B00FCCT6UQ/) / Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-times-like-these-nathan-van-coops/1117025410?ean=2940153512563) / Kobo US (https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/in-times-like-these-9) Print Length: 384 pages From Goodreads: "We broke something. How do you break time? Can something so bad happen that you fracture the world?" Benjamin Travers has been electrocuted. What's worse, he and his friends have woken up in the past. As the friends search for a way home, they realize they're not alone. There are other time travelers, and some of them are turning up dead. When Ben meets an enigmatic scientist and his charming, time-traveling daughter, salvation seems at hand, but escaping the dangers of the past may lead to a deadly future. If he hopes to save his friends, Ben must learn to master space and time, and survive a journey where past and future violently collide. *• Balance of Trade* (Liaden Universe #3) by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25556551-balance-of-trade) | Amazon US (https://smile.amazon.com/Balance-Trade-Liaden-Universe-Book-ebook/dp/B00WL0CA46) / Audible (http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Balance-of-Trade-Audiobook/B0094KFORQ) / Baen (http://www.baen.com/Balance-of-Trade.html) Print Length:464 pages From Goodreads: Assistant Trader Jethri Gobelyn was an honest, hardworking young man who knew a lot about living onboard his family's space-going trade ship; something about trade, finance, and risk-taking; and a little bit about Liadens. It was, oddly enough, the little bit he knew about Liadens that seemed like it might be enough to make his family's fortune, and his own, too. In short order, however, Jethri Gobelyn was about to find out a lot more about Liadens...like how far they might go to protect their name and reputation. Like the myriad of things one might say-intentionally or not-with a single bow. Like what it would take to make a Liaden trade-ship crew trash a bar. Like how hard it is to say "I'm sorry!" in Liaden. Pretty soon it was clear that as little as he knew about Liadens, he knew far less about himself. With his very existence a threat to the balance of trade, Jethri Gobelyn needed to learn fast, or else help destroy all he held dear. *• Roadside Picnic* by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17158490-roadside-picnic) | Wikipedia (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadside_Picnic) Print Length: 145 pages From Goodreads: Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those young rebels who are compelled, in spite of extreme danger, to venture illegally into the Zone to collect the mysterious artifacts that the alien visitors left scattered around. His life is dominated by the place and the thriving black market in the alien products. But when he and his friend Kirill go into the Zone together to pick up a “full empty,” something goes wrong. And the news he gets from his girlfriend upon his return makes it inevitable that he’ll keep going back to the Zone, again and again, until he finds the answer to all his problems. *• The Collapsing Empire* (The Interdependency #1) by John Scalzi Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31568281-the-co[...]



HarperCollins Study Bible now available as an ebook

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:24:42 GMT

In case this excites anyone else, the HarperCollins Study Bible is available as an ebook starting today. It's one of the very few scholarly study Bibles available as regular ebooks (the other two that I'm aware of are the New Oxford Annotated Bible (http://www.ebooks.com/1480933/the-new-oxford-annotated-bible-with-apocrypha/coogan-michael-d-brettler-marc-z-newsom-carol-perk/) and The Jewish Study Bible (http://www.ebooks.com/1817912/the-jewish-study-bible/berlin-adele-brettler-marc-zvi/), both from Oxford). It's $17.99 everywhere, so pick your poison. eBooks.com (http://www.ebooks.com/2550727/harpercollins-study-bible/attridge-harold-w-society-of-biblical-literature/) Kobo (https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/harpercollins-study-bible) Christianbook (https://www.christianbook.com/harpercollins-study-bible-ebook/9780062570048/pd/82920EB) Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/harpercollins-study-bible-wayne-a-meeks/1100550989?ean=9780062570048) Google (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Harold_W_Attridge_HarperCollins_Study_Bible?id=UajgCwAAQBAJ) For some reason, it's not available at Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/HarperCollins-Study-Bible-Revised-Updated-ebook/dp/B01DSV8ZN6/) until next week. Keep in mind that the scholarship presented doesn't necessarily line up with conservative theology. The free sample at Christianbook goes all the way through 1 Samuel, though, so you can read through some of the notes first if you aren't sure.



Recommendations of Self Published Authors/Books

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:34:15 GMT

Some years ago I started a thread entitled “Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff - Selecting "New Market" EBooks”. The theme was essentially how to avoid really bad books and select good ones amongst the tsunami of Indie/Self-Published Books. More recently ApK started the very popular thread “The Wheat from the Chaff: Filling the role of The Gatekeeper”, which puts a slightly different emphasis on the matter. To quote from ApK: “So much of the stuff on KDP is illegible, incoherent garbage, which, if the ideas of the content it self are worth sharing at all, should have been ghost written by someone else. Someone who can write.” This is such a subjective area that I don’t think it’s possible to find a right approach for everyone. Personally I find little difficulty avoiding the “garbage”, and based on my experience wonder if the volume of it is not greatly exaggerated. Though logically, of course, one would expect there to be a significant volume of such materials in the absence of a gatekeeper. Personally I have found the experience to be enriching. I tend to read very few books published by the Big Publishers these days, not because I am boycotting them, but because most books to me are fungible, particularly now there are so many alternatives. I don’t believe in paying $14 or $15 or more for a book when I can read an equally enjoyable one for $4 or $5 or less. The few must reads I can wait until the price comes down or borrow. But this is my personal experience. I can understand that based on their own personal experience there are some who stick purely or mostly to tradpub books. One thing that did come out of ApK’s thread is that recommendations and reviews from trusted sources including some fellow members of this forum are valued by many. Accordingly, if you read a great book by an Indie/Self-Published author please post here and share it with others. Likewise, if you have or discover an Indie/Self-Published author you enjoy and buy their books regularly, please share that to. If this thread is to have any value please don’t promote yourself or your friends books here. Also, remember that tastes are very different. You may well abhor some books and authors I enjoy, and vice versa. Try to find posts by people with similar tastes to your own. I will start the process off by sharing the names of 3 Indie/Self Published authors I read regularly and enjoy their books. For ease of reference and searching I will post each separately with their name as the header.



MobileRead April 2017 Discussion: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (spoilers)

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:46:32 GMT

The time has come to discuss the April 2017 MobileRead Book Club selection, *A Cold Day for Murder* by Dana Stabenow. What did you think?



MobileRead May 2017 Book Club Nominations

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:44:18 GMT

http://s.mobileread.com/upload/news/2016-01/Science_Fiction.pngHelp us select the book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for May, 2017. The nominations will run through midnight EST April 26 or until 10 books have made the list. The poll will then be posted and will remain open for five days. The book selection category for May is: *Science Fiction*. For a book to be included in the poll it needs THREE NOMINATIONS (original nomination, a second and a third). How Does This Work? The Mobile Read Book Club (MRBC) is an informal club that requires nothing of you. Each month a book is selected by polling. On the last week of that month a discussion thread is started for the book. If you want to participate feel free. There is no need to "join" or sign up. All are welcome. How Does a Book Get Selected? Each book that is nominated will be listed in a poll at the end of the nomination period. The book that polls the most votes will be the official selection. How Many Nominations Can I Make? Each participant has 3 nominations. You can nominate a new book for consideration or nominate (second, third) one that has already been nominated by another person. How Do I Nominate a Book? Please just post a message with your nomination. If you are the FIRST to nominate a book, please try to provide an abstract to the book so others may consider their level of interest. How Do I Know What Has Been Nominated? Just follow the thread. This message will be updated with the status of the nominations as often as I can. If one is missed, please just post a message with a multi-quote of the 3 nominations and it will be added to the list ASAP. When is the Poll? The poll thread will open at the end of the nomination period, or once there have been 10 books with 3 nominations each. At that time a link to the initial poll thread will be posted here and this thread will be closed. The floor is open to nominations. Please comment if you discover a nomination is not available as an ebook in your area. *Official choices with three nominations each:* *(1) In Times Like These: A Time Travel Adventure* by Nathan van Coops Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23444266-in-times-like-these) | Amazon US (https://www.amazon.com/Times-Like-These-Travel-Adventure-ebook/dp/B00FCCT6UQ/) / Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-times-like-these-nathan-van-coops/1117025410?ean=2940153512563) / Kobo US (https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/in-times-like-these-9) Print Length: 384 pages From Goodreads: "We broke something. How do you break time? Can something so bad happen that you fracture the world?" Benjamin Travers has been electrocuted. What's worse, he and his friends have woken up in the past. As the friends search for a way home, they realize they're not alone. There are other time travelers, and some of them are turning up dead. When Ben meets an enigmatic scientist and his charming, time-traveling daughter, salvation seems at hand, but escaping the dangers of the past may lead to a deadly future. If he hopes to save his friends, Ben must learn to master space and time, and survive a journey where past and future violently collide. *(2) Balance of Trade* (Liaden Universe #3) by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25556551-balance-of-trade) | Amazon US (https://smile.amazon.com/Balance-Trade-Liaden-Universe-Book-ebook/dp/B00WL0CA46) / Audible (http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Balance-of-Trade-Audiobook/B0094KFORQ) / Baen (http://www.baen.com/Balance-of-Trade.html) Print Length:464 pages From Goodreads: Assistant Trader Jethri Gobelyn was an honest, hardworking young man who knew a lot about living onboard his family's space-going trade ship; something about trade, finance, and risk-taking; and a little bit about Liadens. It was, oddly enough, the little bit he knew about Liadens that seemed like it might be enough to make his family's f[...]



Book Series with less than 250 pages

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:36:11 GMT

Hi there, it's easy to find books with 320ish pages. Therefore I'm asking for book series with less than 250 pages. I've discovered the Kate Shugak series, and since my leisure time is going to shrink I'm asking for this recommendation.