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    Nivosum, if you like the Miss Julia books, you might want to check out the Miss Read series which takes one back to a gentler time (at least the swear words and blatant sex scenes aren't there). I am reading Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy (about the shooting in the Amish school) and for fun, just finished two of Sherryl Woods books. I like Picoult's early books, and Nicolas Sparks, and anything that is not too deep. I won't read Sophie Kinsella too many swear words.
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    I like V.C. Andrews books. Check em out at library sometimes.
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    I'll be signing up for the ARK (adults reading kids books) program at our library soon. Right now I'm readingThe seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley Holland. It's the first of three in the series about King Arthur. I love historical fiction and even though this is a YA book it"s a good read.

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    I read Roberts/Robb, Krentz/Castle/Quick. Howard, Garwood, Feehan, Sands-mainly. I like a variety of books and stories. Mysteries, Paranormal, Cops and bad guys-I love the kindle as it saves packing space when traveling and weight!! I keep my favourites on it. I also buy the hardcopies of some books but am moving more to the kindle. I have 4 walls-10 feet by 8 foot high of books. Need to thin these out as now that I quilt I won't be rereading a lot of them.

    I love to read!!

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    Good thread! Thanks for the free book web sites. You don't have to buy books - ask your local library if they have ebooks, and learn how to download. I borrow ebooks from both my AZ and CT libraries. I'm taking my Kindle on my 3 week trip to Turkey, and it'll be loaded with free books!

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    I like to read Amish books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sew N Tune View Post
    Kristen Hannah is also very good, anything by Jodi Piccoult, Lee Childs, or James Patterson. I'm currently reading a new author to me - The Island, by Elin Hilderbrand.
    I love Elin Hilderbrand! Her books have so many real life issues.

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    If you have a Kindle and you're looking for free books check out BookRooster.com. They will send you a book to review. If you choose to read it, they will email it to you and you can send it to your Kindle. The reviews are only 100 words.

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    I have just finished a series of books by Jo Nesbo who is a Scandinavian writer, they are about a maverick police detective and are really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellina View Post
    Google Pixel of Ink. They send me a daily email with free books for the kindles.
    I was given a Kindle Fire for Christmas. It is so wonderful in my opinion!

    Anyway, I have downloaded so many books from Pixel of Ink that I had never heard of. I have enjoyed every one of them so far; this has opened up a whole new world of reading rather than sticking to the same authors!
    Bebe McGee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cottage Dee View Post
    Anyone know of free books for the Nook? I just finished listening to Jeffery Archer's "The Sins of the Father" (second in a series) I didn't read the first book, didn't know about it, and this book ended with a cliff-hanger, to be continued in the next book.....I then discovered it won't be released until 2013.....sigh...why did I get so involved???? Anyway, it is a good read.
    I love Jeffery Archer's stuff!!!
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    Reading: Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years by Carl Sandburg. Before that: Mother Cary's Chickens by Kate Wiggins.

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    I want to thank everybody who posted a reply Pixel of Ink is what I wanted and Ideas on good books to read.
    I will be busy reading the books that was suggested here. thanks again

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    I listen to Audio Books. Am listening to "Ahab's Wife" by Sena Jeter Naslund. I bought it at the library for 50 cents. Was the best 50 cents I ever spent. The book is on tapes - 40 of them!!!! I am on 16. Good story!!!!! I love the Mass. accent!!!!! I like to listen while I am sewing! Takes me into a whole new world. Edie
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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    I hear about that series ALL the time anymore. Was it good?
    yes..I liked it alot..it was a page turner....it was a quick read...nothing that you really had to think about.
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    Thank you for the free books site. I have downloaded free books to my Kindle and am now liking it alot.

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    Just finished The Cat's Table and am reading now The Tiger's Wife. Both good. While on a cruise recently of fifteen days to Hawaii read Mercy by Jodi Picoult and it was marvelous, also Little Bee. Both had extremely well defined characters and both were well written.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    I'm reading Drift by Rachel Maddow. I've really been in the mood to read a really good book (fiction).
    The very best book I have read this spring is The Fall of Giants by Follette.
    I read a great deal and yet find many books so poorly written I am surprised they are published at all. Yet there are wonderful books coming out every day. I am in a writing group and have been for thirty some years and love to read and WRITE. And, of course,QUILT or maybe I should say PIECE for I don't do hand sewing and send my quilts out for quilting. I usually make full or queen size.

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    I am reading Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly.

    Anita in Northfield, MN

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    I am reading "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Dumas, again. A great story and well worth the time reading it.
    Last edited by Learner747; 05-24-2012 at 11:11 AM.

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    I'll confess, I'm an oddball

    Current book:
    Geological Evolution of the Colorado Plateau

    Current Ebook
    Honest, the Martian ate your dog.

    Watching the DVD of the 1986 Mets.

    I like to know what's overhead and underfoot, hence Geology and Astronomy. Took a couple of semesters of each in college.

    If you want free classics - check out Project Gutenberg. Manybooks also has these, plus a few Creative Commons.
    A lot of new authors will publish via Creative Commons to see how a book will go, then hope you will buy the sequel.

    Obooko also has some - but you had better know how to convert to either pdf or epub.

    I like Sci - Fi and must have collected over 300 books by now. I have them stashed on a computer and just transfer by using a card reader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    I hear about that series ALL the time anymore. Was it good?
    I have to put my 2 cents in, I read all kinds of books, and am not a prude by any means, but I found the first Shades of Grey WAY out of my comfort zone. I don't plan to read the other two. It isn't just the sex, but demeaning sadomasochistic sex as a young girls first experience. I can't even imagine how they can make a movie of this book. Just want you to be prepared. I was very sorry to have spent money on it at my ereader store. That being said, I have finished every book I ever started and this was no exception.

    I love all of the Stephanie Plum by the numbers books by Janet Evanovich and the women's murder club books. Also the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris.
    danna

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    Your library should have access to a state library specifically for ebooks. You just have to get a pass-code for your town. I just finished reading Jodi Picoult's Lone Wolf, and loved it. Recently finished Joy Fielding's book Still Life and really enjoyed that also.
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    Just finished The Road to Grace, Book Three of the Walk Series by Richard Paul Evans.

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    I also get free books from Bookbub.com and Bookontheknob.com for my kindle and Nook.
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