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    Quote Originally Posted by Brady View Post
    To Shake The Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins (son of Peter Jenkins, author of A Walk Across America). It's about a bicycle trip from Oregon to Patagonia, and about finding the things that are important to you.
    Welcome, Brady!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan. After that I am out of books. I made an account and checked out my library's e-books but nothing that interests me is available now. I put holds on two items.
    I have a kindle, and every now and then I browse the free book offerings (don't have Prime) and download things that seem interesting. As a result, I have a bunch of stuff to read. There are also a bunch of publications available free online. Have fun looking!
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    Just finished reading Every Living Thing - oldie from James Herriot and now I want to go to the book store and just browse...but it is CLOSED :-( Sure I can do it online, but I really like to go to the store, even the 2nd hand stores are closed. Sigh. I will get online.

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    Nothing. It is depressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Nothing. It is depressing.
    Can't you do ebooks? I know it is not as satisfying but better than nothing?

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    I don't like any of the e-books available now at my library. They have two I am on a waiting list for. I was surprised you have to wait. I thought it would be something unlimited numbers of people could download like a PDF. They use Libby.

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    I get library ebooks if there is a newly-released title I want or if the Kindle price is prohibitive i.e. more than a couple of dollars. You might try looking for ebooks that are free (Project Gutenberg), https://www.free-ebooks.net/ or cheap BookBub.com, and others.

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    A really long historical novel - Sacajawea. I have gone back to pulling old books off the shelf here at home that I read many years ago. Next will be Watership Down and When the Legends Die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    I don't like any of the e-books available now at my library. They have two I am on a waiting list for. I was surprised you have to wait. I thought it would be something unlimited numbers of people could download like a PDF. They use Libby.
    Publishers control one-use-at-a-time. Libraries pay for a platform and choose titles within the platform, but libraries don’t make the decision on simultaneous use of a digital copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    I don't like any of the e-books available now at my library. They have two I am on a waiting list for. I was surprised you have to wait. I thought it would be something unlimited numbers of people could download like a PDF. They use Libby.
    The library here just started Hoopla Digital... has books, movies and soundtracks... there is no waiting. They did not advertise it. I checked the library website to find out about it.

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