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bodger



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:52 am    Post subject: Call me old fashioned.  Reply with quote

Call me old fashioned but I'm really warming to my first ever Kindle, which I had bought for my sixtieth the other week.
I've just completed buying all the free kindle books written by author Frederick Marryat.
If you have a look through his list of titles, I'm sure that you'll recognise quite a few of them. In particular, I'm looking forward to reading his poaching book. I certainly hadn't heard of it until a few minutes ago.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_...ield-keywords=frederick%20marryat
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is this old fashioned I read 'BOOKS' that is old fashioned
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olde9856



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gosh yes, I had forgotten about him. I used to love The Children of the New Forest when I was a kid
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm half way through reading Children of the New Forest right now and I'm thoroughly enjoying it, It must be close on fifty years since I last read it and it hasn't lost so much as an ounce of its appeal.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had never heard of this author until now so have downloaded a couple of his books to read to see what his style is like. Thanks for the link I love free books to read on the kindle.
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bodger



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its amazing how prolific some of the old time authors were. If you get on with him, then you must try RM Rallantyne too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're Old Fashioned        
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Digindeep wrote:
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in fashion once.  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Digindeep wrote:
You're Old Fashioned        


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12Bore



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
I was in fashion once.  

Should be again one day, if the current trend for retro and nostalgia continues...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12Bore wrote:
bodger wrote:
I was in fashion once.  

Should be again one day, if the current trend for retro and nostalgia continues...


I've seen the 60s come round again  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sticking with the old fashioned theme, I'm currently half way through The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and I'm unashamed to say that I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I can vaguely recall it being serialised on childrens TV when I was a kid.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
Sticking with the old fashioned theme, I'm currently half way through The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and I'm unashamed to say that I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I can vaguely recall it being serialised on childrens TV when I was a kid.

One of Mrs 12Bore's favourite films  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just my 2p worth.
If you want a good ebook management system download calibre to your pc or laptop. It is very powerful with an ebook reader and you can convert one format to another. eg if you have an epub format book you want in mobi format for kindle calibre will convert it and it is a doddle to send it to your tablet/lindle/nook ebook reader.
For a tablet download Aldiko  which is a good ebook reader and if you connect to wifi click on "get books" then click on "public domain" and you get
access to 1000.s of free books for download.
Direct sources for out of copyright books to add into calibre google these
project gutenberg
internet archive
also www.general-ebooks.com works here in thailand.
We have an ebook club here and there is a thumb drive circulating with 35000 books on it !

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