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Subject: eBooks
From: Songwronger
Date: 17 Apr 13 - 11:12 PM

Don't see where this has been addressed. Please move it to a more appropriate section if need be.

We've been downloading eBooks for an older member of the family. His eyesight's going bad but he loves to read, so we set him up with an old PC and a program called MobiPocket reader. It's pretty cool. You can change fonts, font size and color, background color, column arrangement, and so on. It also bookmarks and reopens whatever you're reading at the point where you left off. It's a free download, too.

This site has books that seem particularly well suited to reading with Mobipocket. They must use a template for formatting. All the books we've downloaded so far seem glitch free.

We've only downloaded the public domain, free books, but for the first time in my life I can now say I have a complete set of Dickens. We have all of Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, lots and lots of others. There is a lot of Golden Age sci-fi on this site. All 14 Oz books, all 8 Anne of Green Gables. Things like that.

We're downloading and saving. Some of you might want to look into it too.

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Subject: RE: eBooks
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Apr 13 - 11:31 PM

Hi, Songwronger -
Just so we're sure this can stay in the music section, follow this link to see what you can download at under the "Ballads" category.

How about Gilbert & Sullivan?

Any other treasures?


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Subject: RE: eBooks
From: Songwronger
Date: 17 Apr 13 - 11:52 PM

Archive's not opening for me right now. If I recall correctly, they have an excellent version of The Golden Bough there. Lots of links, nicely formatted.

Move this down to BS if you want. Just thought that readers with developing vision problems might want to see it.


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Subject: RE: eBooks
From: MartinRyan
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 03:41 AM

Been using a Kindle for a year or so. Very useful - but the model I have is very limited when handling PDF files. Those I tend to handle on my Mac. I use the calibre software to manage my library for both devices. Very powerful.


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