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Old 10-22-2016, 04:29 PM   #11
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For those SIFi fans, try Alastair Reynolds, Welsh author. All his titles are good reads, e.g. Absolution Gap, Chasm City, Pushing Ice, etc.
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Old 10-22-2016, 04:39 PM   #12
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For those SIFi fans, try Alastair Reynolds, Welsh author. All his titles are good reads, e.g. Absolution Gap, Chasm City, Pushing Ice, etc.
Agree - just finished Poseidon's Wake. I also recommend just about anything by Terry Pratchett. Thud, Going Postal, Making Money & Snuff are few favorites.
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Old 10-22-2016, 08:54 PM   #13
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SiFi
CJ Cherryh's Foreigner series
David Weber's military SF
Sharon White & Steve Miller
There are over 30 books altogether in those series.
Alt. History
1632 series

Nothing deep there, but entertaining for me.
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Old 10-23-2016, 11:51 AM   #14
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While I generally prefer fiction, I'm going to go with "Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage" by Lansing. A gripping true story of boondocking taken to the extreme---and it meshes nicely with Alaska in winter.
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Two of my favorites, "The Klondike Fever: The Life and the Death of the Last Great Gold Rush", by Pierre Berton. By far the best and most entertaining history of the Yukon Gold Rush.

And a little known jewel, "New York to Nome", by Rick Steber and Shell Taylor. One of the longest canoe journeys in history, paddled up the Hudson River to Nome, Alaska via the Northwest passage. Scott

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Old 10-23-2016, 03:26 PM   #16
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Too many good reads to list. Authors I enjoy, James Patterson, Lee Child, David Baldacci, Michael Connelly.
The best tip I can give is if you are a kindle owner and are not checking out digital ebooks from the library you're missing the greatest tool for RV/Camping and just life in general. Books check themselves back in and no late fines ever. I consume three to six books a month from our library and haven't seen the inside of it in over two years.
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Unless I'm traveling I read too slow for the library. Forums take up too much of my free time.
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Old 10-23-2016, 03:29 PM   #18
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Too many good reads to list. Authors I enjoy, James Patterson, Lee Child, David Baldacci, Michael Connelly.
The best tip I can give is if you are a kindle owner and are not checking out digital ebooks from the library you're missing the greatest tool for RV/Camping and just life in general. Books check themselves back in and no late fines ever. I consume three to six books a month from our library and haven't seen the inside of it in over two years.
I have a 2nd generation Kindle (paper look, non backlit) and I still use it all the time. Totally agree about the convenience of E-books. Amazon also has a ton of them for free if you're a Prime member.
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Old 10-23-2016, 03:51 PM   #19
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I subscribe to BookBub (https://www.bookbub.com/home/) and get a daily e-mail from them with suggestions for limited-time free and/or cheap books within my preferred genre--crime fiction--from Amazon and Google Play. Coupled with e-books from my local library, which is part of the Washington Anytime Library system, I don't think I've spent a dime on books in three years. And they're always at the ready when boondocking.
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:31 AM   #20
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Goodreads Deals sends out email notifications of ebooks on sale, like Bookbub. There is some duplication but not much.

In Florida one has to get an out-of-area library card from a big library in order to get a good selection of ebooks. Currently I have a card from the Orange County Public Library (Orlando) but it's pricey at $125 per year. I saw that Houston's public library has a $40 card for ebook users, but I haven't tried it yet. I think non-Texans can use it. Many state library systems (e.g. Washington) are for state residents only.

I have a Kobo ereader which I like, but just as often I use the Kobo app on my cellphone to read in bed.
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