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Old 10-24-2016, 08:21 AM   #21
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Many state library systems (e.g. Washington) are for state residents only.
I don't understand why one would need more than a local or state-resident-only card. Since the books are downloaded from the internet, they can be accessed and downloaded from any geographical point as long as wi-fi is available...the only restriction being (on library books) the available time for a book to be checked out from the library.

Is it that one has access to a greater number of books than are available from one library since one library simply cannot have every book on the market?
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Old 10-24-2016, 11:55 AM   #22
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Many library systems don't offer eBooks yet, so if ur library system hasn't caught up with technology you'll need a card from one that does.
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Old 10-24-2016, 12:18 PM   #23
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Definitely love using the library system and overdrive media to listen to books! And I load the printed versions of books to my Kindle, via Amazon. Usually, I download all before I hit the road. That way I am not waiting on poor wifi at the camp ground!

I love the series by Louise Penny, Cara Black, and Laurie L King. Sci-fi/Fantasy, I loved the Inheritance series by Paolini and Outlander series by Gabaldon. Of course, Game of Thrones series.
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Old 10-24-2016, 12:47 PM   #24
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Many library systems don't offer eBooks yet, so if ur library system hasn't caught up with technology you'll need a card from one that does.
Yes, that's it-- Florida doesn't have a state-wide system as far as I know. Santa Rosa County doesn't have ebooks, and the Northwest Florida Regional Library had a slim collection the last time I checked. So I had to pay for a library card from a big city library in order to have a good selection of ebooks to choose from.
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Old 10-24-2016, 01:45 PM   #25
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Many library systems don't offer eBooks yet, so if ur library system hasn't caught up with technology you'll need a card from one that does.
Okay, now I understand. I just assumed (and you know what that word means) that all libraries had digital books available. And me the Luddite...imagine that.
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:21 PM   #26
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A local librarian told me that the publishers impose an artificial "lifetime" on the digital licenses, so that even when a library buys a license to an ebook it expires after so many years and they have to buy it again. I think his implication was that this scheme makes ebooks not so attractive to libraries, thus slowing any movement for a library to build up a large collection of ebooks.
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:47 PM   #27
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Okay, now I understand. I just assumed (and you know what that word means) that all libraries had digital books available. And me the Luddite...imagine that.
You're not a Luddite, Karen. You mix old and new and see the value in both. Uh-oh! Common sense alert.
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Old 10-26-2016, 02:58 PM   #28
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I'm a western, history buff and enjoy true stories.
>Any of Zane Grey's westerns are good reads
>Alive, story of the Andes survivors
>Into Thin Air and Touching the Void are two unforgettable books about mountain climbing
>Any of Edward Abbey's books
>A.B. Gutherie Jr, The Big Sky - story about mountain man survival
>Spirit of St. Louis - Charles Lindbergh book about his life and flying across the Atlantic
>I could never be so lucky again - Jimmy Doolittle's life and raid on Tokyo
>Stephen Ambrose - Undaunted Courage - story about exploring the west in very early 1800's, Nothing like it in the World - story of building the railroad
>Irving Stone - Men to Match my Mountains - History of settling the west...very good book about Pacific Northwest US history

That should keep you going
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While not the typical Western author, Corman McCarthy has written a number of western themed novels. I first discovered him reading The Road, and found his Border Trilogy (All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing & Cities of the Plain) well worth reading. His No Country for Old Men was an Academy Award Best Picture, and another great read.
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