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dustydigger
Posted 2020-10-17 4:34 PM (#22521 - in reply to #21614)
Subject: Re: Pick & Mix 2020 reading challenge
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illegible scribble - we used to have overdrive at our library and I used it for several years. Then for some unknown reason they stopped using overdrive and replaced it with something called Borrowbox connecting via Adobe.Somehow I couldnt connect to Borrowbox through my Adobe account. I tried,the library staff tried,but no good. Apparently many people are having problems connecting its been a nuisance ever since they changed over 18 months ago.Nothing goes well with my library lol
I was very annoyed because the library was no longer stocking physical copies of Simon R Green's Ishmael Jones series,only have them on Borrowbox.I only want to read,not to buy,and even the kindle versions cost nearly ?9 each,too expensive for this old age pensioner with a big and expanding family - 4 new babies added this year alone! No cash for books except C J Cherryh and Jim Butcher!!!.........Or those ridiculously priced Wildside Press books,nearly all under ?1 All of Poe,or Lovecraft for ?0.49 or ?0.75.
I read most of my SF and vintage crime reads on Open Library and Luminist,often difficult because they are often scans of the original books,very dark and murky.. But I can get a lot of very old stuff on there that cost a fortune to buy even second hand,so I put up with the inconvenience.I've read a lot of the Defining Books of the 50s and 60s lists here on WWEnd that I would never have read otherwise..


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