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Interesting (IMO) list of "classic" on line books from the library of congress
FYI: From CNET news: Penguin has agreed to pay $75 million to settle e-book pricing lawsuits filed by many states and private class plaintiffs, bringing an end to the long-running complaints in the U.S.
...The settlement would resolve claims filed by 33 state attorneys general against Penguin, as well as class-action lawsuits filed by consumers who alleged the company's behavior violated unfair competition laws and caused consumers to overpay for e-books.
Fire up your Kindles!
New books being released in the coming months:
"Deeply Odd" by Dean Koontz (Odd Thomas)
"The Light of the World" by James Lee Burke (Dave Robicheaux)
The Gods of Guilt" by Michael Connelly (Mickey Haller)
"Bad Monkey" by Carl Hiaasen
"Never Go Back" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher)
"Wonderland" by Ace Atkins (Robert B. Parker's Spenser)
"Storm Front" by John Sanford (Lucas Davenport)
"Silken Prey" by John Sanford (Virgil Flowers)
"Little Green " by Walter Mosely (Easy Rawlins)
"White Fire" by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (agent Pendergast)
"W is for..." by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone)
"The King's Deception" by Steve Berry (Cotton Malone)
"Tudor Plot" by Steve Berry (Cotton Malone)
"Dead Ever After" by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse)
"After Dead" by Charlaine Harris (Ties up loose ends...)
"Midnight at Marble Arch" by Anne Perry (Thomas & Charlotte Pitt)
"Inferno" by Dan Brown (Robert Langdon)
"Doctor Sleep" by Stephen King (A sequel to THE SHINING)
"Joyland" by Stephen King (a paperback mystery)
@Mark: would offer that there could be a definite relationship between those that read newspapers and mass market magazines and those who read books(in any format) the real test IMO would be would these people show up in an Amazon list?
I don't want to seem snobbish; the newspaper and the magazines I mentioned have worth, and people are reading, which is great. But when I think of "Well-Read," I think of books.
would also question the methodology... IMO Those states which "tax" amazon transactions whould show up lower on the "list".
But would offer that this survey, like most, are probably only a starting point for discussions....
I question the survey methodology. A city could have huge sales of USA Today, Sports Illustrated and People Magazine and it would score high.
IMO Interesting Press Release from Amazon: SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 24, 2013-- (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced its third annual list of the Most Well-Read Cities in America. The ranking was determined by compiling sales data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle format since June 1, 2012, on a per capita basis in cities with more than 100,000 residents. The Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities are:
Two 26 hour train trips and a 7 day cruise certainly go thru the "too read" stack. I re-read Gene Wolfe's New Sun series, which I probably last read when I was in graduate school. I'm currently re-reading Steig Larsson's MILLENNIUM trilogy. I am still amazed at how good it is. I wish his father and brother would just relinquish control of the books to Eva so she'll finish the 4th book.
IMO my opinion a very interesting "social network" for readers of most types...
Not sure how long it will remain a viable/useful network now that Amazon has bought it
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