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Subject: Library e-books
Date Posted: 3/22/2012 11:50 PM ET
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I've been reading a mixture of e-book and real books this year, and I finally figured out how to check out ebooks from my local library.  Wow, so convenient and free. You can't beat that.  They actually have quite a few paranormal titles. I've read 2 from my wishlist just this week and about to start Darker After Midnight (Lara Adrian).

Note I love PBS (and book stores and Amazon and...)  so no fear I'll stop supporting the paper books, but it's nice to have options.

Anyone else using the library version of ebooks?  I was pleasantly surprised by how many parnormal titles were available.

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Date Posted: 3/23/2012 8:36 AM ET
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The Akron/Summit County Public Library system here in Ohio lists 2776 General Fiction Titles, 1116 Mystery Thriller titles, About 500 Fantasy/SciFi and About 600 Romance titles. Honestly, I have not borrowed any e-titles, because I have a TBR on my Kindle approaching 800 titles .


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Date Posted: 3/23/2012 5:56 PM ET
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I've been gobbling up the YA paranormal off the library. Those YA WL books can move so slow. And the library has been getting a bunch. Yum.
Date Posted: 3/24/2012 6:56 PM ET
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I only wish there was a way we could donate ebooks to the libary. I take SACKS of paper books, most of which go on the sale shelf, which is fine - at least they benefit in some way.  But I find I'm buying quite a few new releases from Amazon that I'm not likely to read again. 

Currently, I belong two 4 local libraries in surrounding towns. I've only tried the ebooks on one so far. But as I learn, I'll expand.  My local library had a session this last week on downloading ebooks but I ended up working late and missed it.  Getting started isn't very intuitive, so a workshop would have been nice.

Date Posted: 4/6/2012 9:26 PM ET
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I just started with this and LOVE it.  I have all of the Georgina Kincaid Succubus books downloaded and am working on the third one.  

I think it is really hard to find titles are available on e-book, maybe it is just the system my library uses that is difficult.  

But I love the FREE and EASY part!!  I don't even have to go to the library, just download them to my Kindle.  I try to return them as soon as I finish up with them becuase it seems like almost every book I want I have to put a hold on.  The hold list does move fast usually.