Our own Julie has taken over and done an excellent job in making it user friendly. You can still find our monthly book club selections along with genre recommendations and constantly suggested books/series.
We've been getting a lot of questions on the Nest's Book Club lately about the differences between Amazon's Kindle, Sony's reader, and Barnes & Nobles' latest addition to the fray. There are others as well. Most of the NBCers (not all) prefer actual books to the electronic readers but they are becoming more and more popular with business travelers and others.
We have a site which compares the various features of the readers so that you may determine which one works best for you:
Another question that we get often is about free books. Once you actually get an eReader, can you download free books and where do you find them? The answer depends on the device. Recent software patches allow the Kindle to download PDFs. Sony's product does allow for PDFs but you have to jump through hoops to get them to work or you can utilize their database. A couple of sites where you may find free books follow:
Everyone is welcome to join this read-along, first time readers of the series, and people that have read it 50 times! I've never read it, I've always meant too, and I'm so glad to read it as a read-along.
We'll start with The Hobbit, although if you don't want to read that one, feel free to join us 2 weeks later when we get started on The Fellowship of the Ring.
Here are the discussion dates for the books:
June 29th: The Hobbit
July 13th: The Fellowship of the Ring
July 27th: The Two Towers
August 10th: The Return of the King
Discussions will take place just like the standard NBC discussions, with open forum. Feel free to ask questions, make comments, start posts, the whole sha-bang.
Just wanted to get these up early so you can get them in your siggys. Once again I coerced my husband into making us something pretty. He found this picture on flickr in Joseph Robertson's photostream.
I posted two different sizes.
In order to post this in your siggy, go to your profile on the Nest, click on Edit My Profile, and down at the bottom is a signature area.
A group of us all felt that 50 book in 2009 wasn't enough of a challenge but 100 was a little too far, so we decided to go for 75 books in 2009. Feel free to join us (and take the graphic if you'd like).