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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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i want download Guerreros de la tormenta (IX): Sajones, vikingos y normandos (Narrati

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:05:39 GMT

i want download Guerreros de la tormenta (IX): Sajones, vikingos y normandos Besides this website, what is the recommendation ? Tanks



Is there a reading order for Weils Originator novels?

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:02:44 GMT

There appear to be two series built around the "Originators" universe. "The lost Fleet" and a new series, "The Originator Wars". Coming new to both, should one series be read before the other, or do they stand alone?



MobileRead September 2017 Book Club Nominations

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:30:28 GMT

http://s.mobileread.com/upload/news/2016-01/Classics_01d.pngHelp us select the book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for September, 2017. The nominations will run through midnight EST August 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 September is: *The Classics*. 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:* - None -



Help me choose one free book!

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:41:18 GMT

I received a discount to Kobo's VIP program and now have a coupon code for a free book (from a limited selection). I'm not particularly partial to any of the titles. (Full list: here (https://www.kobo.com/us/en/List/browse-and-choose-your-free-kobo-super-points-ebook/eBQpL-gPYcv8BgjSgJZ_xQ?utm))



Books with an academia or schooling focus or setting

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 04:15:53 GMT

Any good recommendations on this front? I think it may be my first recommendation request thread here, but I just thought of it after finishing Lucky Jim which I really enjoyed. It can be either from the teacher's or student's point of view (or neither or both), or perhaps might focus more on researchers/scholars and the like. I would generally prefer a focus on higher eduction/academia but I also like good YA and don't mind any type of school setting. If it is younger than higher education then I prefer boarding school/select school settings but again any type can do if the book is good (I purposely left out some school descriptors that might be confusing for a bi-pondal audience, but the idea is clear enough I think). Some of my favourite books include Brideshead Revisited and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. I also enjoyed The Historian; many didn't but I think the academia atmosphere helped warm me to it. It goes without saying I suppose that I love the Harry Potter books and films, and also the first book of Pullman's trilogy, Northern Lights/The Golden Compass, and I loved the first Kingkiller book The Name of the Wind especially for the schooling, and I liked A Separate Peace. I even liked (get ready to clutch your pearls) The Da Vinci Code, again probably warmed by the (if you must, pseudo-)scholarly atmosphere. One book that disappointed me was The Secret History despite its focus. Some of my favourite films include Educating Rita, Love Story, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, the Indiana Jones films, Chariots of Fire, Picnic at Hanging Rock, A Beautiful Mind. I also really liked Borstal Boy, Another Country, If..., the Swedish film Evil, the French film Wild Reeds, Good Will Hunting, Heathers, Election, Never Let Me Go, The Oxford Murders, The History Boys, Dead Poets Society... Well, I could probably keep going but I think you have the gist of it! I already have Zuleika Dobson, Mister Pip, The Finishing School and The Getting of Wisdom on my tbr and I'm reading Of Human Bondage, and I guess it almost goes without saying that I'm probably aware of any book/film counterparts to any already mentioned.



Beneath a Scarlet Sky - Mark Sullivan

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 22:29:42 GMT

I read this through the Kindle Unlimited program, and this book has paid for this year's KU subscription all by itself. I have cross posted this review to the the book's Amazon's reviews pages. This is the true story of Giuseppe "Pino" Lella, an overly romantic teen-ager who had lived a relatively privileged upper middle class childhood in Milan. It is a sort of coming of age story that covers the last two years of World War II. It was an odd time for Italy. It was at war with the Allies, but it was also sort of fighting a passive-aggressive war with Germany, who was increasingly becoming an occupying force and not an ally. Italy wanted to lose one war, and win the other, and they really wanted the Americans with whom they felt a kinship, to get to be the ones to liberate them first. At age 18, all boys were drafted into the Italian Army to be used as cannon fodder for the Germans in Russia or Poland. His parents convince him to join the Organization Todt, which was a German run auxiliary army that pretty much did Germany's 'dirty work' in Italy. He reluctantly does so and inadvertently becomes General Leyers driver. Leyers, an engineer by training, is Hitler's right hand man in Italy, and reports directly to Hitler. He is responsible for making sure Italy fully supports German war efforts. His methods included slavery, murder, torture, and of course, sending Jews to the concentration camps. When Pino's uncle learns of this, the uncle reveals that he works for the Italian Resistance, and wants Pino to spy on Leyers. I won't reveal any more, this true story has to be read to fully understand. It is very well written and very moving. I can't believe this won't be made into a movie at some point. Pino Lella's story is too fantastic, and too compelling for Hollywood to overlook.