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  • November 2014 Book Club Vote
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  • Short Fiction Chesterton, G.K., The Trees of Pride. v1 1 Nov 2014
  • Short Fiction Chesterton, G.K., The Trees of Pride. v1 1 Nov 2014
  • Romance Schwarzenbach, Annemarie: Eine Frau zu sehen [german] v1. 1.Nov.2014
  • Installed 2.8 and can't figure how to change line height in windows interface
  • Hello
  • Kobo H2O Firmware 3.11 not recognized by calibre
  • Adding book failure
  • Which way is easier ?
  • Now I'm really confused
  • iPad iPad Air 2 low reflection screen - near that of eink?
  • Calibre doesn't recognize my device with 626 FW
  • Unable to download book to computer


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    November 2014 Book Club Vote

    *November 2014 MobileRead Book Club Vote* November Help us choose a book as the November 2014 eBook for the MobileRead Book Club. The poll will be open for 5 days. *There will be no runoff vote* unless the voting results a tie, in which case there will be a 3 day run-off poll. This is a *visible* poll: others can see how you voted. It is Image: http://wtsharpe3.com/Pictures/Multiple-Choice_C3.gif You may cast a vote for each book that appeals to you. We will start the *discussion thread* for this book on *November 20th*. Select from the following *Official Choices* with three nominations each: *• Night Watch* by Sergei Lukyanenko Overdrive (https://www.overdrive.com/media/250214/night-watch) From Amazon (some possible plot spoilers?): They are the "Others," an ancient race of supernatural beings—magicians, shape-shifters, vampires, and healers—who live among us. Human born, they must choose a side to swear allegiance to—the Dark or the Light—when they come of age. For a millennium, these opponents have coexisted in an uneasy peace, enforced by defenders like the Night Watch, forces of the Light who guard against the Dark. But prophecy decrees that one supreme "Other" will arise to spark a cataclysmic war. ... *• The Bat* by Jo Nesbø Amazon US (http://www.amazon.com/Bat-First-Harry-Hole-Case-ebook/dp/B00BH0VSM6) / Google (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Jo_Nesbo_The_Bat?id=NJUZuzYlW8oC) / Kobo (http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-bat-11) / Overdrive (https://www.overdrive.com/media/1233750/the-bat) Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to Sydney to observe a murder case. Harry is free to offer assistance, but he has firm instructions to stay out of trouble. The victim is a twenty-three year old Norwegian woman who is a minor celebrity back home. Never one to sit on the sidelines, Harry befriends one of the lead detectives, and one of the witnesses, as he is drawn deeper into the case. Together, they discover that this is only the latest in a string of unsolved murders, and the pattern points toward a psychopath working his way across the country. As they circle closer and closer to the killer, Harry begins to fear that no one is safe, least of all those investigating the case. *• Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World* by Haruki Murakami Amazon US (http://www.amazon.com/Hard-Boiled-Wonderland-World-Haruki-Murakami-ebook/dp/B004AP9W1O/) / Overdrive (https://www.overdrive.com/search?q=%22Hard-Boiled+Wonderland+and+the+End+of+the+World%22) From Amazon: In this hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive novel, Japan’s most popular (and controversial) fiction writer hurtles into the consciousness of the West. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World draws readers into a narrative particle accelerator in which a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, Lauren Bacall, Bob Dylan, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters collide to dazzling effect. What emerges is simultaneously cooler than zero and unaffectedly affecting, a hilariously funny and deeply serious meditation on the nature and uses of the mind. *• The Iron King* by Maurice Druon Amazon US (http://www.amazon.com/Iron-King-Accursed-Kings-Book-ebook/dp/B00B0PFYKK) / Kobo CA (http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/the-iron-king-the-accursed-kings-book-1-1) / Kobo US (http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-iron-king-the-accursed-kings-book-1) / Overdrive (https://www.overdrive.com/media/1208895/the-iron-king) Goodreads blurb: The Iron King – Philip the Fair – is as cold and silent, as handsome and unblinking as a statue. He governs his realm with an iron hand, but he cannot rule his own family: his sons are weak and their wives adulterous; while his red-blooded daughter Isabella is unhappily married to an English king who prefers the company of men. A web of scandal, murder and intrigue is weaving itself around the Iron King; but his downfall will come from an unexpected quarter. Bent on the persecution of the rich and powerful Knights Templar, Philip sentences Grand Master Jacques de Molay to be burned at the stake, thus drawing down upon himself a curse that will destroy his entire dynasty Originally published in 1955 in French. *• As Red as Blood* by Salla Simukka Amazon US (http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Snow-White-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00HFENI6W) / Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21417381-as-red-as-blood) From Goodreads: In the midst of the freezing Arctic winter, seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson walks into her school’s dark room and finds a stash of wet, crimson-colored money. Thousands of Euros left to dry—splattered with someone’s blood. Lumikki lives alone in a studio apartment far from her parents and the past she left behind. She transferred into a prestigious art school, and she’s singularly focused on studying and graduating. Lumikki ignores the cliques, the gossip, and the parties held by the school’s most popular and beautiful boys and girls. But finding the blood-stained money changes everything. Suddenly, Lumikki is swept into a whirlpool of events as she finds herself helping to trace the origins of the money. Events turn even more deadly when evidence points to dirty cops and a notorious drug kingpin best known for the brutality with which he runs his business. As Lumikki loses control of her carefully constructed world, she discovers that she’s been blind to the forces swirling around her—and she’s running out of time to set them right. When she sees the stark red of blood on snow, it may be too late to save her friends or herself. *• How to Make Love To a Negro Without Getting Tired* by Dany Laferriere No links provided. From Goodreads: Racial and sexual politics collide in this cult classic that launched Laferrière as one of North America’s finest literary provocateurs. Brilliant and tense, Dany Laferrière’s first novel, How to Make Love to a Negro without Getting Tired, is as fresh and relevant today as when it was first published in 1985. With raunchy humor and a working-class intellectualism, Laferrière’s narrator wanders the slums of Montreal, has sex with white women, and writes a book to save his life. With this novel, Laferrière began a series of internationally acclaimed social and political novels about the love of the world, and the world of sex, including Heading South and I Am a Japanese Writer. *• Le Grand Meaulnes* by Alain-Fournier Amazon US Search (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n_16?rh=n%3A133140011%2Ck%3Ale+grand+meaulnes&keywords=le+grand+meaulnes&ie=UTF8&qid=1414185203&rnid=2941120011) / Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/794779.Le_Grand_Meaulnes) AKA The Lost Estate or The Lost Domain or Big Meaulnes (the title "Le Grand Meaulnes" literally translates to "Meaulnes the Great") This is his only novel, he having died fighting in WWI in 1914 at age 27. From Goodreads: When Meaulnes first arrives in Sologne, everyone is captivated by his good looks, daring, and charisma. But when he attends a strange party at a mysterious house with a beautiful girl hidden inside, he is changed forever. This evocative novel has at its center both a Peter Pan in provincial France-a kid who refuses to grow up-and a Parsifal, pursuing his love to the ends of the earth. Poised between youthful admiration and adult resignation, Alain-Fournier's narrator compellingly carries the reader through this indelible portrait of desperate friendship and vanished adolescence.

     
    Ebook Viewer - Double Pane

    Hi,
    I have been expecting "two-pane" view in Calibre Ebook Viewer.
    A two-pane mode in Full Screen Mode will enable us to use the maximum screen space in a PC. This feature is most likely the reason which prevented me from switching from Mobipocket Reader. Hope calibre gets this feature in future versions.

     
    Cover Creation/Editing

    I'm using Calibre to convert some eBooks in RTF to ePub. Since the RTF books don't have cover graphics, I end up with the default generic cover generated by Calibre. What I've been doing is taking the generated cover, opening it in Pages layout, and adding an appropriate graphic to the cover. Because Pages only saves in Pages or Word format, I then take a custom screen shot of the cover. This graphic is then used to replace the generated cover.

    Is there a way to do all of this in Calibre, or does it have to be done outside of it?

     
    Short Fiction Chesterton, G.K., The Trees of Pride. v1 1 Nov 2014

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), 'the prince of paradox', was an English writer and polemicist whose prolific output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, drama, journalism, public lecturing and debating, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy, and detective fiction. His writings and conversation displayed wit and humour, while including serious comments on government, politics, economics, philosophy, theology, literature, and many other topics. His friends included C.S. Lewis, Hilaire Beloc, George Bernard Shaw, and H.G. Wells.

    The Trees of Pride was published in 1922, but I have been unable to determine the publisher or find a pdf of the original text. The novella is set in a small fishing village in Cornwall in which 'There are powers, there is the spirit of a place, there are presences that are not to be put by... vegetable ogres... metaphors that take us at once into dreamland [and] events buried under riddles.' On one level it is a murder mystery, and on another it deals with how we know things.

    The source text was Project Gutenberg 1721-h.htm. I have silently corrected typos, curled quotes, replaced italics, used British English, and made changes to spelling, punctuation, and hyphenation using oxforddictionaries.com.

    Attached Files
    File Type: epub Trees of Pride, The - G.K. Chesterton.epub (163.3 KB)

     
    Short Fiction Chesterton, G.K., The Trees of Pride. v1 1 Nov 2014

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), 'the prince of paradox', was an English writer and polemicist whose prolific output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, drama, journalism, public lecturing and debating, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy, and detective fiction. His writings and conversation displayed wit and humour, while including serious comments on government, politics, economics, philosophy, theology, literature, and many other topics. His friends included C.S. Lewis, Hilaire Beloc, George Bernard Shaw, and H.G. Wells.

    The Trees of Pride was published in 1922, but I have been unable to determine the publisher or find a pdf of the original text. The novella is set in a small fishing village in Cornwall in which 'There are powers, there is the spirit of a place, there are presences that are not to be put by... vegetable ogres... metaphors that take us at once into dreamland [and] events buried under riddles.' On one level it is a murder mystery, and on another it deals with how we know things.

    The source text was Project Gutenberg 1721-h.htm. I have silently corrected typos, curled quotes, replaced italics, used British English, and made changes to spelling, punctuation, and hyphenation using oxforddictionaries.com.

    Attached Files
    File Type: mobi Trees of Pride, The - G.K. Chesterton.mobi (360.2 KB)

     
    Romance Schwarzenbach, Annemarie: Eine Frau zu sehen [german] v1. 1.Nov.2014

    Annemarie Schwarzenbach (23. Mai 1908 - 15. November 1942) war eine Schweizer Schriftstellerin und Journalistin.

    Eine Frau zu sehen

    St. Moritz, Weihnachten 1929: Im Fahrstuhl ihres Hotels trifft die junge Ich-Erzählerin auf eine geheimnisvolle Frau im weißen Mantel. Ihre Blicke begegnen sich, Sekunden nur, es fällt kein Wort, und doch: Dieser Moment verändert alles, weckt Hoffnungen und unstillbares Verlangen. Inmitten des ausgelassenen Wintersporttreibens, umgeben von herausgeputzten Skifahrern, tanzenden Mädchen, werbenden Kavalieren und eifersüchtigen Freundinnen, wartet die junge Frau auf nur ein Wort, eine Geste der Angebeteten, um zu guter Letzt alle Warnungen in den Wind zu schlagen und allein ihrem Gefühl zu folgen.
    Eine Frau zu sehen ist ein Text voller Begehren und knisternder Erotik. Annemarie Schwarzenbach, die elegante Millionärstochter in Männerkleidung, der Männer wie Frauen zu Füßen lagen, schrieb ihn mit gerade mal einundzwanzig Jahren. Er ist ihr Coming-out, mit dem sie sich ebenso entschieden wie mutig über die gesellschaftlichen Urteile und moralischen Schranken ihrer Zeit hinwegsetzte.

     
    Installed 2.8 and can't figure how to change line height in windows interface

    I remember seeing a post about this when 2.0 first came out but can't find it and can't figure out how to change the line height in the windows interface.

    Help!


    OOOps. Sorry all. Didn't look hard enough. Finally found the negative line height for Extra line height in book list. Sorry for the post.

     
    Hello

    Hi,

    My name is Mike Scott. I have experience in embedded systems, know a little about software, and a reasonable amount about hardware.

    I'm a big fan of open source and I'm a nice guy.

    SONY PRS-T2

     
    Kobo H2O Firmware 3.11 not recognized by calibre

    Hi there,
    I've just updated the firmware to 3.11 but now calibre doesn't connect/recognizes the device automatically anymore. Do I have to wait for a calibre update or did I do anything wrong?

    Thanks for any help:)

     
    Adding book failure

    I have a strange problem. Using the latest 64 bit version, I am unable to add any books to the library. The Add books dialog box just sits there and does nothing nor tells me anything...no books get added.

    However, adding the same book/s using the 32 bit version works fine (v1.40 as I'm nervous about updating in case I get locked out of the ability to add any books). Doesn't make sense to me at all!!!

    The library sits on a plain Win 7 machine and I only use MOBI format books.

     
    Which way is easier ?

    Two options:

    1/. Get the Kindle PaperWhite , then root it, then install s/w (OK...) to read mobi, epub , PDF.
    or
    2/. Get the Nook GlowLight , then root it, then install s/w (Kindle Reader) to read mobi, epub, PDF.

    which option is easier ? :blink:

    BTW it a must that I need dictionary on both mobi and epub to lookup words.

    Many Thanks. :thumbsup:

     
    Now I'm really confused

    why was my post taken down without any comment or even message from a moderator I did not go on a personal attack I was just asking a question as to how this form was being run I appreciate knowing what's going on here.

    granted I am still suffering from sleep deprivation and I could have just missed something so I'm not trying to be a troublemaker thank you

     
    iPad iPad Air 2 low reflection screen - near that of eink?

    Hi,
    the promotion information for the iPad Air 2 says that it has a screen with very low reflection.
    I'd like to get actual feedback from someone who has bought an iPad Air2 and then compared its screen to that of an eink reader under the following conditions:
    A. inside a well-lit house on a sunny day
    B. outside on an overcast day
    The reason is that I am thinking of buying one as a PDF reader for on my daily train commuting in Auckland, where the train route runs by the sea where there is lots of bright light.

    Any reply with factual information would be appreciated.
    Paul

     
    Calibre doesn't recognize my device with 626 FW

    Hi,

    I've just bought an e-reader called Calibro Touch Lux, which has exact same hardware as PocketBook 626, but a slightly specified firmware by its local distributor in Turkey. And there's Calibro logo on the case, instead of PocketBook.

    You can see the device here http://www.calibro.com/touch-lux.php

    Anyway, the brand is new in Turkey. Distributor has not published the firmware. But my fingers got itchy and I've set the original fw from PocketBook's official site by curiousity.

    And it worked well, as I predicted. No errors on device, Win7 recognizes it and I can access files, but Calibre doesn't recognize at all.

    On previous fw, Calibre saw the device as Android. That was OK, but now it's gone completely. I guess, there's a problem with the Vendor ID etc.

    How can I fix this? Calibre debug log is as:

    calibre 2.8 Portable isfrozen: True is64bit: False
    Windows-7-6.1.7601-SP1 Windows ('32bit', 'WindowsPE')
    32bit process running on 64bit windows
    ('Windows', '7', '6.1.7601')
    Python 2.7.8
    Windows: ('7', '6.1.7601', 'SP1', 'Multiprocessor Free')
    USB devices on system:
    [u'usb\\root_hub20&vid8086&pid1e26&rev0004',
    u'usb\\root_hub20&vid8086&pid1e2d&rev0004',
    u'usb\\vid_046d&pid_c52b&rev_1201',
    u'usb\\vid_046d&pid_c52b&rev_1201&mi_00',
    u'usb\\vid_046d&pid_c52b&rev_1201&mi_01',
    u'usb\\vid_046d&pid_c52b&rev_1201&mi_02',
    u'usb\\vid_04f2&pid_b302&rev_1707',
    u'usb\\vid_04f2&pid_b302&rev_1707&mi_00',
    u'usb\\vid_0bc2&pid_2312&rev_0636',
    u'usb\\vid_0bda&pid_0138&rev_3882',
    u'usb\\vid_1a40&pid_0101&rev_0111',
    u'usb\\vid_8087&pid_0024&rev_0000',
    u'usb\\vid_8087&pid_0024&rev_0000',
    u'usb\\vid_8087&pid_07da&rev_7869',
    u'usb\\vid_fffe&pid_0001&rev_0230']
    Drives detected:
    (0) H:\ ~ \\?\STORAGE#VOLUME#_??_USBSTOR#DISK&VEN_USB_2.0&PR OD_USB_FLASH_DRIVER&REV_0100#YT440700090900AC01E0& 0#{53F56307-B6BF-11D0-94F2-00A0C91EFB8B}#{53F5630D-B6BF-11D0-94F2-00A0C91EFB8B}

    No disabled plugins
    Looking for devices of type: MTP_DEVICE
    List of WPD PNP ids:
    [u'\\\\?\\wpdbusenumroot#umb#2&37c186b&0&storage#vo lume#_??_usbstor#disk&ven_usb_2.0&prod_usb_flash_d river&rev_0100#yt440700090900ac01e0&0##{6ac27878-a6fa-4155-ba85-f98f491d4f33}']
    No suitable MTP devices found

    Looking for devices...

    Devices possibly connected: None

    Attached Files
    File Type: txt Device Debug Log.txt (1.4 KB)

     
    Unable to download book to computer

    I bought a book from kobobooks.com last night. When I went to "my library" to download it to the computer, I could not. There is no option there to download it. I can access it from my ipad kobo app.

    I attached a screen shot to show you what I see. The top book is the one I wan to download but can't.

    Any ideas?

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