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06:03 am: City of Ruins by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

This is the second book in the diving series (I hope). We see that Ivoire is trying to get away from a dangerous fleet of ships, then we see that Boss has gotten a lot of Dignity Vessels and has a fairly large staff. A number of them went to a planet named Wyr, where it's obvious that the stealth technology still is in the ground! The first ship tried to get to a station for help, and landed there, but it was much much older than it had been when they left a month before. And then a woman, with a few other people, comes to touch the ship. Yes, this is two novellas interlocked!

The story moves quickly where everybody is in danger but they don't trust each other. Even the linguists on Ivoire can't find Boss's language because it turns out that Ivoire has returned to the base five thousand years in the future than the month before. The technology they have is far beyond that in Boss's time, so when the Ivoire captain says he'll help those of Boss's staff who didn't make it off planet in time, they go. And, you know, Boss sort of slides up to him. She thinks: "Heading home with us. Heading home. With me."

I looked through Kris's website and think I may have to buy an Amazon Fire. I definitely can't afford to buy all the ones I like in paper.

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From:engarian
Date:November 7th, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
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I own a NookColor and love it, love it, love it. I haven't looked closely at the Kindle Fire, but I think it is modeled on the Nook. Go for it!

- Sandra Graves
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From:mjlayman
Date:November 7th, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
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We have bookgroup on Saturday and a couple of our folks have various e-readers, so I'll ask them, too. I also looked at Amazon, and they have a new, small, cheap, nothing-but-reading Kindle, and that may be better for me than the Nook. There's about a $275 difference in price, and I really only want it to read.

All the reporters/anchors on the news I watch use some form of iPad, even to show stuff.
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From:engarian
Date:November 7th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
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As long as you only want to read, any of the e-readers will do fine for you. You can use Calibre to change the format of documents to e-pub format and buy e-pubs from any bookstore. You can also rent e-books from your local public library. It's very nice.

I love my NookColor because it is a tablet computer, so if I need to check something really quickly I don't have to boot up my laptop, I can just access the WiFi from my Nook and work it that way. Very convenient. I-pads are very nice, and they do a lot of things, but if you just want it for reading, it is overkill because e-reading is NOT its specialty.

- Sandra Graves
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From:mjlayman
Date:November 9th, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC)
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Definitely more than I need, not to mention the cost. :)
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From:fennelgiraffe
Date:November 9th, 2011 05:16 am (UTC)
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It depends on whether you want a color LCD screen or a black&white eInk screen. If you really just want it for reading, you'll probably prefer eInk, which is much cheaper anyway.

Nook and Kindle both have both screen types. The decision whether to do business with Amazon or B&N is a separate issue.

The Nook SimpleTouch just dropped in price to $99. I've had the original model Nook over a year and absolutely adore it.

(You don't know me because I mostly lurk everywhere, but I've known you since rafsc eight or ten years ago.)
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From:mjlayman
Date:November 9th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
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Actually, I recognize your LJ name, although I don't remember where. I'll look at the Nook SimpleTouch, too. I do think Amazon is likely to last longer than B&N, although that'd be bad.
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