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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #650 on: April 25, 2016, 02:58:51 PM »
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EKNN4LE (free until April 28th)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C2334GO (free until the end of the week)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X2G2JCQ

It would be really helpful if you'd include the titles of the books at the very least, if not a short description of what they're about so we can tell if we're interested or not. Just because a book is free doesn't mean we're interested.

And clicking links can be "dangerous" due to trackers. I don't want to click a mystery link to a product and then start seeing ads or other "you might be interested in this" links everywhere on the internet related to a product/subject that I have no interest in.


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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #651 on: April 25, 2016, 05:39:14 PM »
@panzer, I realize you are not selling the kindle books.  But I am a bit lost.  The one free to the end of the week looks interesting.  But I have a choice of two buttons.  The second button I am familiar with.. the quickie buy with one click button.  But the first button seems to funnel me into subscribing to a $9/month service to read kindle books online.  So how do I get the $0.00 kindle book without getting the $9/month service?

I have never purchased any audio books so I am a bit naive.  My experience with audio books is from the public library.  And those were physical standard audio CDs.  :-[


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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #652 on: April 25, 2016, 05:58:20 PM »
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EKNN4LE (free until April 28th)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C2334GO (free until the end of the week)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X2G2JCQ

It would be really helpful if you'd include the titles of the books at the very least, if not a short description of what they're about so we can tell if we're interested or not. Just because a book is free doesn't mean we're interested.

And clicking links can be "dangerous" due to trackers. I don't want to click a mystery link to a product and then start seeing ads or other "you might be interested in this" links everywhere on the internet related to a product/subject that I have no interest in.

Very much this.  Which in turn leads to me ignoring the post, which might actually be a good recommendation.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #653 on: April 26, 2016, 03:05:35 PM »
Own Your Self: Master Your Character, Rise To Any Challenge, Find True Inner Peace (free until April 28th)

The Maiden Voyage of the Destiny Unknown (free until the end of the week)

Car Buying on a shoestring budget: for college kids and single parents who need reliable transportation (Auto Tips Book 1)

It would be really helpful if you'd include the titles of the books at the very least, if not a short description of what they're about so we can tell if we're interested or not. Just because a book is free doesn't mean we're interested.

And clicking links can be "dangerous" due to trackers. I don't want to click a mystery link to a product and then start seeing ads or other "you might be interested in this" links everywhere on the internet related to a product/subject that I have no interest in.

Very much this.  Which in turn leads to me ignoring the post, which might actually be a good recommendation.

Fixed it for you...  :)

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #654 on: April 26, 2016, 03:46:44 PM »


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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #655 on: April 26, 2016, 04:27:43 PM »
Own Your Self: Master Your Character, Rise To Any Challenge, Find True Inner Peace (free until April 28th)

The Maiden Voyage of the Destiny Unknown (free until the end of the week)

Car Buying on a shoestring budget: for college kids and single parents who need reliable transportation (Auto Tips Book 1)

It would be really helpful if you'd include the titles of the books at the very least, if not a short description of what they're about so we can tell if we're interested or not. Just because a book is free doesn't mean we're interested.

And clicking links can be "dangerous" due to trackers. I don't want to click a mystery link to a product and then start seeing ads or other "you might be interested in this" links everywhere on the internet related to a product/subject that I have no interest in.

Very much this.  Which in turn leads to me ignoring the post, which might actually be a good recommendation.

Fixed it for you...  :)

Fixed what?  There doesn't seem to be any difference?

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #656 on: April 26, 2016, 04:35:46 PM »
^ the difference is in panzer's embedded quote
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #657 on: April 26, 2016, 05:16:19 PM »
^ the difference is in panzer's embedded quote

Ah... Ok.  I didn't get that from the quoting in the post.  Thanks for clarifying!

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #658 on: April 27, 2016, 09:18:13 AM »
ACHIEVE: Find Out Who You Are, What You Really Want, And How To Make It Happen :
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EK2LPYS (free today)

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #659 on: April 27, 2016, 05:36:24 PM »
ACHIEVE: Find Out Who You Are, What You Really Want, And How To Make It Happen :
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EK2LPYS (free today)

Thanks panzer! And thanks for giving us the title, too. :Thmbsup:


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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #660 on: April 28, 2016, 02:11:32 AM »
Napoleon: A Life From Beginning To End (One Hour History Military Generals Book 2):
http://www.amazon.co...-ebook/dp/B01DTLXL2U

American Revolution: A History From Beginning to End:
http://www.amazon.co...ebook/dp/B01DJB7ZM2/

The Crusades: A History From Beginning to End:
http://www.amazon.co...ebook/dp/B01BVM8PU2/

Blackhand (The Hourglass Novellas, Volume I):
http://www.amazon.co...ts=p_82%3AB00MSLRQBA

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #661 on: April 28, 2016, 02:16:50 AM »
The super student's guides:
http://thestudentpower.com/books/

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #662 on: April 28, 2016, 06:09:00 AM »
Almost finished:



Next one:


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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #663 on: April 29, 2016, 11:28:05 AM »


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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #664 on: April 30, 2016, 01:21:10 AM »

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #665 on: April 30, 2016, 10:16:28 AM »
Electronics-all-in-one for Dummies:
http://www.amazon.co...s-Doug/dp/0470147040
Screenshot - 4_30_2016 , 10_16_04 AM.png

I figured it was time to learn some electronics.. Not a bad book at all.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #666 on: April 30, 2016, 01:06:42 PM »
@mouser I'd like to see one titled "Authoring Dummies Books for Dummies."

I would write it  myself but I have some reluctance since I may not be able to surmount the publisher's resistance.  But often I give up easily saying what the flux.  :)

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #667 on: April 30, 2016, 06:08:10 PM »
Electronics-all-in-one for Dummies:
http://www.amazon.co...s-Doug/dp/0470147040
Screenshot - 4_30_2016 , 10_16_04 AM.png

I figured it was time to learn some electronics.. Not a bad book at all.

I've started to get into electronics again with Mechanical Keyboards.  Might have to take a look at this.  I have purchased a few kits to help get my soldering skills back up to snuff- hadn't thought about a book.

Another resource you might want to investigate: The Living Soldering Thread

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #668 on: May 01, 2016, 01:26:47 AM »
The Martian Engineer's Notebook, Volume 2:
http://www.amazon.co...-ebook/dp/B00UMR7EV4 (free until February 5th)

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #669 on: May 01, 2016, 03:26:56 AM »
7 Steps to Endless Motivation:
https://www.smashwor...om/books/view/633466

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #670 on: May 01, 2016, 03:36:30 AM »
@panzer, are you posting all these books just because they're free?
If so, there is a free ebooks thread here on dc: Free eBooks.

Oobviously if you're reading them as you go along, this is also the correct thread to post in ;-)
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #671 on: May 01, 2016, 06:23:12 AM »
I didn't know this. I wont post here anymore ...

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #672 on: May 22, 2016, 04:52:57 PM »
Designing Tube Preamps for Guitar and Bass, 2nd Edition by Merlin Blencoe.

Rereading this one. I've been getting back into music electronics as part of my career retooling effort. This is probably the best single book I've ever found on those little high-voltage wonders that make guitars and basses sing. Highly recommended.

tubebook.jpgWhat books are you reading?

For recreation (if you're a Mythos fan) Apotheosis: Stories of Human Survival After The Rise of The Elder Gods edited by Jason Andrew.

Cthulhu fans know that when the stars are right and the Big Squid arises from his nap, it's curtains for humanity and the planet Earth. Or is it? An anthology of 17 stories by new authors that explore what things might be like for the survivors of the wrath of Cthulhu and his minions. All are enjoyable reads, and a few are both surprisingly original and satisfyingly creepy.

I've been grabbing a lot of these throw away entertainment type books (i.e. mystery, horror, lightweight scifi, etc.) on Kindle following notifications from BookBub. At $0.99-$1.99 each you can't go wrong. And if you do go wrong (Lovecraft inspired fiction being what it is because not every author "gets" why Lovecraft works) you're not kicking yourself for dropping $16 on paper and only having one or two good stories to show for it. If anybody is an avid reader who can live with ebooks, BookBub is definitely something you want to visit and sign up for their daily notifications.


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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #673 on: May 22, 2016, 06:05:38 PM »
Simply Einstein: Relativity Demystified by Richard Wolfson
http://www.amazon.co...olfson/dp/0393325075

The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity by Prof. Pedro G. Ferreira
http://www.amazon.co...tivity/dp/0547554893

just continuing my physics education..

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #674 on: May 24, 2016, 04:50:11 PM »
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Includes Mrs. Miller's strategy for reading War and Peace, "the only book you'll ever need:"
Spoiler
Five-point plan for anyone thinking of taking this book on:

1. Read fifty pages a day. N.B. the Millers both commute by rail, so have a fair amount of dead time to fill][/i]
2. Utilise the list of principal characters at the front.
3. Pay attention! Soon you'll discover that Tolstoy is doing the heavy lifting for you.
4. Don't fret if you are not enjoying the Peace, there will be a bit of War along shortly.
5. When you get to the end, read it again.

Preferred translations, in order:
(1) Louise and Aylmer Maude
(2) Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
(3) Rosemary Edmonds
Avoid Constance Garnet - "prissy"