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22 June 2011 @ 02:53 pm
stupid list keeps getting longer  

Not that I have time to read them, but everybody should recommend one classic (or otherwise free) piece of fiction/non-fiction/whatever that I should go download for my e-reader. :)

ereader stuff:
- buy the new DKM book & the rest of the CT books in e-format too O.O SQUEE
- get 1gb SD card
- install updated firmware

vaguely work-related stuff:
- write review
- get boxes for last couple book sets to pack up
- sign up for wfc in britain (when i get paid again)
- go through email & add fanmail addresses to the mailing list
- email the few people who wanted copies of HoF

life stuff:
- citizenship paperwork
- call landlord
- do insurance paperwork
- firebomb my office
- and the bedroom
- and the computer room, for that matter

(x-posted from the essential kit)
pgwfolcpgwfolc on June 23rd, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
For general use, I highly recommend going to mobileread.net/mobiguide which is a linked catalog of public domain ebooks in .mobi format. Much of it is from Project Gutenberg, but they've got some more recent stuff, as well.

Actually, it's through them that I found The Dance of the Gods. It's hard to describe, really. But I think you'd like it. In any case, check out the author's website. You may be interested in his story and what he's trying to do.

I'll also mention An Antarctic Mystery. Not because it's particularly good but because it's a novel-length fanfic written by Jules Verne, based on a book by Edgar Alan Poe.

Personally, I greatly enjoyed the autobiography of Clarance Darrow, which is available in HTML format and in PRC format. It's not just his life, but his philosophy. I posted about it several times in my own journal because I kept finding too many quotes I wanted to share. Even when I disagreed with him, I found his words eloquent and compelling.

Finally, the book I'm currently reading is Miss Madelyn Mack, Detective. A few short detective stories, similar to Holmes, but the main characters are female and living in (then-modern) 1914 New York. Miss Mack is a practical, no-nonsense detective of exceptional skill. Her assistant Nora is an ace reporter for The Bugle. The book includes a few pictures of Miss Mack herself, as modeled by a friend of the author's. The author dedicates the book to real-life turn-of-the-century detective Mary Holland (mentioned briefly on this page, and not to be confused with the Irish reporter).

I know, that's more than one. Sorry. But I think it's a good variety. I hope one of them catches your fancy.