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    Mercer -- I got a Kindle last year for Christmas and I simply love it. I've kept track of the books / short stories that I've read on it this year, I'll be doing it next year too, that way I can look back and see how much I've read and figure out which ones I wouldn't've read without it.
    In case you haven't heard them mentioned before, Sigil is a great program to edit EPubs with, Calibre will convert an EPub to Mobi (which the Kindle can read), and Project Gutenberg is a great site for getting free e-books from. I prefer to download the EPub and edit it as I find a lot of the files have extra stuff (subtext for a picture that isn't there), the text isn't justified (I'm picky and prefer the text to go all the way to the right), or there isn't chapter breaks (again, I'm picky and I just like having them). Sigil is easy to figure out, you can edit or make new files (I've put together most of the online writing that Ellis has done into a few different files depending on what it was / where it was from), and it's really easy to change files so that I like how they look.
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    Wow, thanks for that. I've been trying to figure out how to modify the metadata of kindle files I've been downloading from the Liberty Fund's Library of Liberty. And yes, some of the Project Gutenberg kindle files have annoying bits I want to delete. Sigil and Calibre look really useful for that. Thanks again!
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    Not a problem.
    Sometimes Sigil works a little oddly when trying to apply headings. (Sometimes they don't take after you've saved and closed the file). There's been a couple of times where I've tried to apply a heading for a chapter, it looks like it worked but then it doesn't. I've always been able to fix that by trying to change it, saving the file, opening it again, and then applying the heading again.
    Other than that, I've never had an issue with it.
    Let me know if you have any questions.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2011 edited
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    I'm reading something called Progress by Michael Smith. I'm not sure I like it yet. The prose is a bit awkward for me.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeJan 1st 2012
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    Apologies for sitting out of this one for a whole fucking year.

    Those of you who remember my contributions will find it unsurprising that I still haven't finished Don Quixote.

    This year is my year. I will stab that book in the dick. Repeatedly.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2012 edited
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    Damn...i got to get back into Dead Souls by Nicolai Gogol.I was sorta really enjoying it but got distracted by whatever.

    Dead souls by Joy Division is one of my favourite tunes.How can i be all smarmy and cool if i've not read it?

    Tempted to read Behold The Man by Michael Moorcock again.If only for his portrayal of the virgin Mary as a right nasty cow and Jesus as a total idiot.A great tale about time travel and becoming what you seek etc.

    EDITED TO ADD:Bugger,i should have posted this on the new thread.Oh well...
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2012 edited
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