Books on the nightstand - What are you currently reading?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Dela Rey Steyn, 5/10/20.

Tags:
  1. BioHAZarD

    Excellent Member

    5/5, 1 vote

    BioHAZarD Reonaut

    Threads:
    17
    Posts:
    344
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    5/2/20
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Stellenbosch
    Ratings:
    +2,097
    Books from these authors to name a few are always on my re-read list

    Raymond E Feist
    David Gemmell
    Pierce Brown
    Terry Brooks
    Piers Anthony
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • List
  2. Christos

    Excellent Member

    5/5, 10 votes

    Christos Reonaut Staff Member Administrator VIP

    Threads:
    89
    Posts:
    7,748
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    3/8/15
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Ratings:
    +22,268
    I use an iPad Pro.
    You download the kindle app which works on any android or iOS tablet even your phone but I don’t recommend using a phone.

    You create your Amazon account online and link your credit card to the account and you are off!

    when browsing for books, you can either search the kindle section or on the right there is usually an option of paperback or kindle edition. You can send the sample to your preferred device which is usually the first chapter or downright purchase.

    I did have a kindle subscription initially which was awesome but a lot of the books I wanted to read were not free and I wasn’t interested in the titles which were free. The kindle subscription is similar to a library where you check out items but return them when you are done. I prefer buying books because they remain in my library forever!
     
    • Like Like x 6
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • List
  3. Christos

    Excellent Member

    5/5, 10 votes

    Christos Reonaut Staff Member Administrator VIP

    Threads:
    89
    Posts:
    7,748
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    3/8/15
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Ratings:
    +22,268
    P.S. @Hooked check for specials as they usually have the first month or first 2, months of a subscription free. I recall paying 7USD for 3 month subscription after that the price was 10USD monthly.
    edit: when i canceled they offered me another month free to reconsider but I ended up using the free month and canceling anyways as I want to own my books.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • Can relate Can relate x 1
    • List
  4. Slick

    Excellent Member

    5/5, 1 vote

    Slick Elite Vaper

    Threads:
    125
    Posts:
    1,425
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    8/9/15
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Boksburg
    Ratings:
    +2,566
    Good morning people,was just browsing through this thread and showed it to my sister in law who sells new and used books at very good prices,she sells alot of the titles that were mentioned above,if anyone is interested in buying from her please contact me privately so I can share her details and if this message is not allowed then @Admins can delete it,she runs her business from home and is doing very well because of her prices,she also ships all over SA with Fastway couriers
     
    • Winner Winner x 6
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  5. BioHAZarD

    Excellent Member

    5/5, 1 vote

    BioHAZarD Reonaut

    Threads:
    17
    Posts:
    344
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    5/2/20
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Stellenbosch
    Ratings:
    +2,097
    The best way to enjoy the silence

    IMG_20201009_232439.jpg
     
    • Winner Winner x 5
    • Like Like x 2
    • List
  6. Hooked

    Excellent Member

    4.58333/5, 12 votes

    Hooked Got a lot to learn... ECIGSSA Donor

    Threads:
    677
    Posts:
    12,383
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    10/9/17
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Yzerfontein
    Ratings:
    +32,711
    Autopsy_1.jpg Autopsy_2.jpg
     
    • Winner Winner x 4
    • Like Like x 2
    • List
  7. Hooked

    Excellent Member

    4.58333/5, 12 votes

    Hooked Got a lot to learn... ECIGSSA Donor

    Threads:
    677
    Posts:
    12,383
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    10/9/17
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Yzerfontein
    Ratings:
    +32,711
    Thanks for this @Slick - I've placed my first order. Four books for a total of R280. WOW!!
     
  8. ARYANTO

    Excellent Member

    5/5, 6 votes

    ARYANTO You don't find a happy life , you make it. ECIGSSA Donor

    Threads:
    19
    Posts:
    8,140
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    7/6/18
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    JOHANNESBURG
    Ratings:
    +42,326
    YAY - another King / Koontz fan :)
     
  9. ARYANTO

    Excellent Member

    5/5, 6 votes

    ARYANTO You don't find a happy life , you make it. ECIGSSA Donor

    Threads:
    19
    Posts:
    8,140
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    7/6/18
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    JOHANNESBURG
    Ratings:
    +42,326
    Gripping WWII story ,based on true events. a British soldier and a Czech girl 1944.
    20201014_081723.jpg
    ''THE PRISONER'S WIFE — MAGGIE BROOKES. Inspired by the true story of a daring deception, a young Czech woman is plunged into the horrors of a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp to be with the English soldier she loves.''
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Winner Winner x 3
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
    Last edited: 14/10/20
  10. Stranger

    Excellent Member

    5/5, 2 votes

    Stranger Elite Vaper

    Threads:
    40
    Posts:
    1,245
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    24/6/19
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Gauteng
    Ratings:
    +6,478
    One of my all time favorites
    upload_2020-10-14_9-6-46.jpeg
     
    • Winner Winner x 6
    • Like Like x 3
    • List
  11. fbb1964

    Not Rated Member

    0/5,

    fbb1964 Just another vaper

    Threads:
    26
    Posts:
    198
    Country:
    Australia
    Joined:
    19/7/20
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Newcastle, Australia
    Ratings:
    +1,024
    Fascinating book

    For more than a decade, Jacques Pauw has traversed his native continent in pursuit of warlords and drug traffickers, child soldiers and charlatans, adventure and anarchy. What he found was a rich array of personalities and a panoply of stories, ranging from the profoundly tragic to the intensely personal. Pauw’s stories range from South Africa to Rwanda, from Sierra Leone and the Sudan to Mozambique. Readers are taken behind the scenes of sensational news reports with compassion, humour and occasional cynicism and emerge in the knowledge that, even if it’s true that there is nothing new out of Africa, the writer has found fresh ways to present time-honoured tales of love, life, misery and mortality.

    51HJe14uiLL.jpg

    https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B004Q9SRRE/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_VCmJFb62C2EKC
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Winner Winner x 3
    • List
  12. Hooked

    Excellent Member

    4.58333/5, 12 votes

    Hooked Got a lot to learn... ECIGSSA Donor

    Threads:
    677
    Posts:
    12,383
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    10/9/17
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Yzerfontein
    Ratings:
    +32,711
    The Other Side of the Coin_1.jpg The Other Side of the Coin_2.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  13. Hooked

    Excellent Member

    4.58333/5, 12 votes

    Hooked Got a lot to learn... ECIGSSA Donor

    Threads:
    677
    Posts:
    12,383
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    10/9/17
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Yzerfontein
    Ratings:
    +32,711
    Brutal School Ties_1.jpg Brutal School Ties_2.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  14. SmokeyJoe

    Excellent Member

    5/5, 6 votes

    SmokeyJoe On a journey to find my marbles

    Threads:
    77
    Posts:
    2,423
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    20/9/16
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Krugersdorp
    Ratings:
    +9,080
    Use to love Stephen King. But his old novels such as Misery, Pet Semetary, Salems Lot, etc
    His new stuff is horrible

    Jeffery Deaver (Bone Collector) is also a favourite of mine. But the last few books in the series was monotonous
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  15. SmokeyJoe

    Excellent Member

    5/5, 6 votes

    SmokeyJoe On a journey to find my marbles

    Threads:
    77
    Posts:
    2,423
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    20/9/16
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Krugersdorp
    Ratings:
    +9,080
    Brilliant book. So much better than the movie
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  16. Hooked

    Excellent Member

    4.58333/5, 12 votes

    Hooked Got a lot to learn... ECIGSSA Donor

    Threads:
    677
    Posts:
    12,383
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    10/9/17
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Yzerfontein
    Ratings:
    +32,711
    I bought these books from @Slick's sister-in-law. It's hard to believe that they're second-hand, as they're in excellent condition. And I paid only R280 for all of them! I arranged for Pudo to collect from her house, so I paid only R60 courier fee.

    I would highly recommend @Slick's sister-in-law!

    Endurance_1.jpg Endurance_2.jpg

    The Elephant Whisperer_1.jpg The Elephant Whisperer_2.jpg

    An Elephant in my Kitchen_1.jpg An Elephant in my Kitchen_2.jpg

    William & Kate_1.jpg

    A notebook was included for my comments, along with a hand-written note. A lovely, personal touch!!

    Notebook_1.jpg Notebook_2.jpg
     
    • Winner Winner x 5
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
    Last edited: 21/10/20
  17. fbb1964

    Not Rated Member

    0/5,

    fbb1964 Just another vaper

    Threads:
    26
    Posts:
    198
    Country:
    Australia
    Joined:
    19/7/20
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Newcastle, Australia
    Ratings:
    +1,024
    • Winner Winner x 4
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • List
  18. DarthBranMuffin

    Excellent Member

    5/5, 1 vote

    DarthBranMuffin Love Vaping... and muffins...

    Threads:
    4
    Posts:
    477
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    30/7/20
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Amanzimtoti
    Ratings:
    +3,691
  19. Hooked

    Excellent Member

    4.58333/5, 12 votes

    Hooked Got a lot to learn... ECIGSSA Donor

    Threads:
    677
    Posts:
    12,383
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    10/9/17
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Yzerfontein
    Ratings:
    +32,711
    • Like Like x 2
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • List
  20. Stranger

    Excellent Member

    5/5, 2 votes

    Stranger Elite Vaper

    Threads:
    40
    Posts:
    1,245
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    24/6/19
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Gauteng
    Ratings:
    +6,478
    You guys are just soooo thoughtful

    I wonder if it has my apple wrapped in bacon recipes, or my sausage and mustard wrapped in bacon recipe ?
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  21. Baj

    Not Rated Member

    0/5,

    Baj New Vaper

    Threads:
    0
    Posts:
    25
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    7/7/18
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Durban
    Ratings:
    +48
    Excellent read from one of our locals doing the extraordinary
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 3
    • Winner Winner x 3
    • List
  22. Darius1332

    Not Rated Member

    0/5,

    Darius1332 Experienced Vaper

    Threads:
    13
    Posts:
    158
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    15/3/18
    Location:
    CT
    Ratings:
    +312
    I believe the last Shannara book is coming out this month, reread all the old ones last year in preparation.

    If you like those authors, try the Malazan book of the Fallen by Steven Ericson, imho a better fantasy epic than Wheel of Time.

    Currently reading the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons.
     
    • Like Like x 6
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  23. BioHAZarD

    Excellent Member

    5/5, 1 vote

    BioHAZarD Reonaut

    Threads:
    17
    Posts:
    344
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    5/2/20
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Stellenbosch
    Ratings:
    +2,097
    Thanks for the update.. Malazan is on my Kindle ... one of those series I still need to get to but I have only heard good things.
     
  24. Hooked

    Excellent Member

    4.58333/5, 12 votes

    Hooked Got a lot to learn... ECIGSSA Donor

    Threads:
    677
    Posts:
    12,383
    Country:
    South Africa
    Joined:
    10/9/17
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Yzerfontein
    Ratings:
    +32,711
    Thanks for this @Baj. I'll see if I can get hold of it for my brother. He's a cyclist and I'm sure he'll enjoy reading this!

    EDIT: I've just seen that it's an ebook - even better for him, but he'll have to wait until I get my Kindle :-D
     
  25. fbb1964

    Not Rated Member

    0/5,

    fbb1964 Just another vaper

    Threads:
    26
    Posts:
    198
    Country:
    Australia
    Joined:
    19/7/20
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Newcastle, Australia
    Ratings:
    +1,024
    Apologies definitely not to derail in any way. Good one to share. @Hooked if interested perhaps try and get some of these their called air fryer liners or paper parchments. Found them online. Any shape or size available. After a few months use it's a nightmare keeping the bottom properly cleaned. These work great. Just my 2 cents worth wish I'd known about this earlier..
    See pics attached.
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • List
    Last edited: 24/10/20