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MobileRead Week in Review: 09/24 - 10/01

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:00:02 GMT

Gosh we've talked a lot this week. Here's your weekly round up of MobileRead's events. *E-Book General - Reading Recommendations* * October 2016 Book Club Vote (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=278871)



MobileRead October 2016 Book Club Vote

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:39:04 GMT

http://s.mobileread.com/upload/news/2011-12/MobileRead_Question_Mark_1.png*October 2016 MobileRead Book Club Vote* Help us choose a book as the October 2016 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 *October 20th*. Select from the following *Official Choices* with three nominations each: *• Bridge in the Fourth Dimension: Further Adventures of the Hideous Hog* by Victor Mollo Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24517056-bridge-in-the-fourth-dimension) | Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bridge-Fourth-Dimension-Victor-Mollo-ebook/dp/B00RZT1XQO?tag=mr061-21) / Amazon US (https://www.amazon.com/Bridge-Fourth-Dimension-Victor-Mollo-ebook/dp/B00RZT1XQO?tag=mr060-20) / Kobo UK (https://store.kobobooks.com/en-uk/ebook/bridge-in-the-fourth-dimension) / Kobo US (https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/bridge-in-the-fourth-dimension) / Overdrive (https://www.overdrive.com/media/2079002/bridge-in-the-fourth-dimension) Print Length: 160 pages I read it laughing out loud, rolling on the floor, totally devoured it and kept coming back for more for years until my original paperback was in tatters. Victor Mollo was one of the all time most successful contract bridge players in the UK where they play it as a blood sport. I came across Bridge in the Menagerie when I was still in college, and playing bridge to feed my family. I read it laughing out loud, rolling on the floor, totally devoured it and kept coming back for more for years until my original paperback was in tatters. That original book was long out of print but has now come back in print, but has never been converted to eBook format. However, this sequel can be read without having read the original and by those whose knowledge of bridge is no more than passing. I haven't played a hand myself in probably 15 years, but I'd love to play out the hands in this. — CRussel *• Mislaid* by Nell Zink Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23460737-mislaid) | Amazon US (https://www.amazon.com/Mislaid-Novel-Nell-Zink-ebook/dp/B00O11HCM8/) Print Length: 288 pages From Goodreads: Stillwater College in Virginia, 1966. Freshman Peggy, an ingénue with literary pretensions, falls under the spell of Lee, a blue-blooded poet and professor, and they begin an ill-advised affair that results in an unplanned pregnancy and marriage. The couple are mismatched from the start—she’s a lesbian, he’s gay—but it takes a decade of emotional erosion before Peggy runs off with their three-year-old daughter, leaving their nine-year-old son behind. Worried that Lee will have her committed for her erratic behavior, Peggy goes underground, adopting an African American persona for her and her daughter. They squat in a house in an African American settlement, eventually moving to a housing project where no one questions their true racial identities. As Peggy and Lee’s children grow up, they must contend with diverse emotional issues: Byrdie must deal with his father’s compulsive honesty; while Karen struggles with her mother’s lies—she knows neither her real age, nor that she is “white,” nor that she has any other family. Years later, a minority scholarship lands Karen at the University of Virginia, where Byrdie is in his senior year. Eventually the long lost siblings will meet, setting off a series of misunderstandings and culminating in a comedic finale worthy of Shakespeare. *• Rivers of London* (US title: *Midnight Riot*) by Ben Aaronovitch Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10327417-rivers-of-london) | Amazon US (https://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Riot-Peter-Grant-Book-ebook/dp/B004C43F70) / Overd[...]



MobileRead Week in Review: 09/17 - 09/24

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:00:01 GMT

If you've been too busy to check out MobileRead this week, check out our usual roundup: *E-Book General - News* * Sainsbury's ebook store bites the dust (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=278648) *E-Book General - Reading Recommendations* * October 2016 Book Club Nominations (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=278629)



Sainsbury's ebook store bites the dust

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:05:06 GMT

http://s.mobileread.com/upload/news/2016-09/sainsburysent-logoweb4.jpgTL;DR: Sainsbury's is selling all their ebook customers to Kobo, the vaccuum cleaner of the ebook store world. ---Quote--- Dear Customer, We are writing to tell you about an important change to Sainsbury’s Entertainment on Demand. Over the last four years we have enjoyed providing our customers with eBooks, MP3 music, digital magazines, and movies and TV on demand. We've made some great progress and learnt a lot about the digital entertainment market. However, following a detailed review of our service we have made the difficult decision to close Sainsbury's Entertainment on Demand and focus on our core businesses. We'd like to make the process for you as straightforward as possible. Below you will find details of what will be happening and when, for each entertainment product area. Movies & TV As of now you can no longer buy, rent or watch any movie or TV content. We will refund you for any movies or TV content you've bought to own, as well as any active rentals you have. Any rentals that fall outside of either their 48-hour viewing period or 30-day active viewing window will not be refunded. We'll let you know of any refunds due and how they will be made by 15th October 2016. eBooks As of 1st October 2016 you will no longer be able to buy any eBooks from us although you will be able to continue reading eBooks on our apps until 30th November 2016. On 1st December 2016 the site will close and our reading apps will no longer be supported. You will have the opportunity to transfer your eBook library to Kobo, a leading global eBook provider, who will support your eBook library in accordance with their terms and conditions. If you don't already have a Kobo account you will need to set one up. We will e-mail you by 25th October 2016 explaining how this will work and what you will need to do. We will not be issuing any refunds for eBook purchases. Digital Magazines As of 1st October 2016 you will no longer be able to buy digital magazines from us although you will be able to continue reading digital magazines on our apps until 30th November 2016. On 1st December 2016 the site will close and our reading apps will no longer be supported. We will refund all digital magazine purchases, we'll let you know by email of any refunds due and how they will be made by 15th October 2016. MP3 Music As of 1st October 2016 you will no longer be able to buy music from us although you will be able to continue to listen to music on our apps until 30th November 2016. On 1st December 2016 when our site closes, our music apps will no longer be supported and you will not be able to download your music library from us. We strongly recommend that you download your music purchases before the end of November so that you can play them on an alternative digital music platform (e.g. iTunes or Google Play). We'll email you reminders as we get closer to the end of November. We will not be issuing any refunds for MP3 music purchases. Thank you for your support and custom over the last four years. We understand that this is disappointing news and are sorry for the inconvenience caused. If you need any further information, please visit our FAQs where further help is on hand. Yours sincerely, Sainsbury’s Entertainment on Demand 20th September 2016 ---End Quote---



MobileRead October 2016 Book Club Nominations

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 03:55:23 GMT

http://s.mobileread.com/upload/news/2016-01/Humor_02_Chaplin.pngHelp us select the book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for October, 2016. The nominations will run through midnight EST September 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 October is: *Humor*. In order 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) Bridge in the Fourth Dimension: Further Adventures of the Hideous Hog* by Victor Mollo Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24517056-bridge-in-the-fourth-dimension) | Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bridge-Fourth-Dimension-Victor-Mollo-ebook/dp/B00RZT1XQO?tag=mr061-21) / Amazon US (https://www.amazon.com/Bridge-Fourth-Dimension-Victor-Mollo-ebook/dp/B00RZT1XQO?tag=mr060-20) / Kobo UK (https://store.kobobooks.com/en-uk/ebook/bridge-in-the-fourth-dimension) / Kobo US (https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/bridge-in-the-fourth-dimension) / Overdrive (https://www.overdrive.com/media/2079002/bridge-in-the-fourth-dimension) Print Length: 160 pages I read it laughing out loud, rolling on the floor, totally devoured it and kept coming back for more for years until my original paperback was in tatters. Victor Mollo was one of the all time most successful contract bridge players in the UK where they play it as a blood sport. I came across Bridge in the Menagerie when I was still in college, and playing bridge to feed my family. I read it laughing out loud, rolling on the floor, totally devoured it and kept coming back for more for years until my original paperback was in tatters. That original book was long out of print but has now come back in print, but has never been converted to eBook format. However, this sequel can be read without having read the original and by those whose knowledge of bridge is no more than passing. I haven't played a hand myself in probably 15 years, but I'd love to play out the hands in this. — CRussel *(2) Mislaid* by Nell Zink Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23460737-mislaid) | Amazon US (https://www.amazon.com/Mislaid-Novel-Nell-Zink-ebook/dp/B00O11HCM8/) Print Length: 288 pages From Goodreads: Stillwater College in Virginia, 1966. Freshman Peggy, an ingénue with literary pretensions, falls under the spell [...]