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Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by Froley, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Moshe ben David

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    @Froley: there was a time when I also would have assumed a library would appreciate a donation. But at least where I live now, the local libraries are constantly purging and selling off books. They simply get too many to keep everything in inventory plus process them into a database to handle circulation.

    Any donations I do now go primarily to places like Goodwill. Some of my religious books I'll donate to my synagogue library -- those are usually received pretty well.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  2. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

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    On to book 4; 'Flight of the Eisenstein'.
     
  3. sungame

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    I can't wait to get started on that one!
     
  4. WillAdams

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    The correct translation of "Too many books" should be "not enough bookshelves", and it kills me that all library systems don't have a "last copy" policy, where any book of which there is only one is kept (in deep storage if need be) --- I've certainly been glad when I was able to get a book which had to be fetched from storage as opposed to being told "we don't have a copy anymore", which is a phrase which runs totally counter to the very idea (ideal) of a library as a repository for knowledge.

    Had to buy a copy of Glenn Reid's _Thinking In PostScript_ 'cause the local library system ditched their copy (which I would refer to on a fairly regular basis) --- and yes, it is legitimately freely available as a PDF, but that's just not the same.
     
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  6. Moshe ben David

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    I've been able to get some books that were freely available in PDF -- several I went ahead and printed out and put them in binders. Not always a 'looseleaf binder', but sometimes bound using the same sort of system that people use when preparing materials for training courses.

    Have you ever tried when your local library no longer had a book, to arrange for a copy via Library of Congress? The librarians at your local should know how to do that. I don't think there's a cost involved (at least not 'yet'!).

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  8. Journo

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    Finding the HH hard going, however to get my 40K fill I have been re-reading the Commissariat books, Ciaphas Cain and Gaunt's Ghosts.
     
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  9. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

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    I struggled with the Cain series initially, but really got attached to him. LOVE Gaunt's Ghosts though. I need to pick up Warmaster and the Perturabo book.
    I downloaded book 46 of the Horus Heresy today. Eek.
     
  10. scorpio948

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    Great series and one of the best books! I'm on number 8, Battle for the Abyss.

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  11. scorpio948

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    Currently reading:
    - "The Demon Crown" by James Rollins

    Took a break from "Battle for the Abyss" by Ben Counter in order to read "The Demon Crown"

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  12. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

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    I'm aiming to plough through to the end of the series...up to book 46, plus a load of shirt stories and d audio dramas. A task worthy of the Emperor himself.
     
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  13. Froley

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    I enjoyed it--but it is very different from his previous book---of course I enjoy three pages describing how one welds aluminum in the moon's environment ...? There must be something wrong with me...?
     
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    Just started The Monster Hunter Files, it is a collection of short stories set in the Larry Correia Monster Hunter International universe.
     
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  15. Journo

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    I loved the first few books I read in this series.

    Myke Cole has written some great books, and if you have Kindle Unlimited then the ARISEN series is amazing.

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    Promising! I guess there is something a little wrong with all of us in here...
     
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  17. Froley

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    currently reading...hard SF...my favorite element is that vampires are cloned to command starships while the remainder of the crew is regular human..
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  19. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

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    I liked this one but never really enjoyed the sequel.
     
  20. Journo

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    I'm reading the latest Scott Harvath book by Brad Thor and loving in. This thread reminded me I needed to read more Monster Hunter International books, and I am now in dire need of an MHI patch.

    It's called Use of Force and features a former SEAL, former USSS agent and now private intelligence operative, contracted by the .gov and working against weaponised Ebola in the US. The series is 100% worth a read.