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Response to pscot (Reply #23)

Wed May 22, 2013, 06:57 PM

26. You need to have an author in mind or a topic

than I type in the author's name and in the search drop down I choose "text"
a nice long list comes up, which contains many interesting titles, and sometimes I wander around mentally marking them...but eventually I pick on a title I want and click on it, a window opens and on the left side you see options for downloading it in various formats.
I avoid Google books options when I can, I prefer Gutenberg.
So click on the format, a page opens and lets you download it.
Then I can use Calibre to put it into whatever format I really wanted.
for instance, I download in pdf, if that is all that is avalable, and convert to epub so I can read it on the Nook.
a lot of good authors are there, for the asking...Trollope, dickens, Poe, etc.

I also get cookbooks from the 1800's...back then, they were not only about cooking but also about everything to do with running a house, with lots of interesting cleaning tips...
like to how clean a beaver hat
or remove light spots from gowns by spreading them on bushes overnight in warm weather...
Thus old cookbooks are really great sources of social history.

check out farm machinery or gardening as a topic, if you like...you will be amazed what comes up.


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