Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Library Lovin' - Overdrive

Something has happened! A wonderful, superb, fantastique thing! My library FINALLY subscribed to Overdrive, so now I can download epub books for my Nook as well as audiobooks. This, friends, is just like my library expanded overnight. So did my TBR! Below is the beginning of my library e-book wishlist. Scary, eh?

  • The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  • The Dreams in the Witch House by H.P. Lovecraft
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
  • Horns by Joe Hill
  • The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
  • Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie
  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
  • One Day by David Nicholls
  • The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
  • Salvation City by Sigrid Nunez
  • Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
  • Solar by Ian McEwan
  • Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell
  • Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
Whoa, Nelly! And everytime I browse, there are NEW E-BOOKS for the plucking. As if I wasn't already ravenous enough. I'm a slow reader because of my life, but I'm a faster reader at heart, so when I see all of these books, I want to read them all RIGHT NOW.

Have any of you started downloading books from you library? What's on your digital wishlist, library or otherwise?

26 comments:

  1. I have downloaded a few e-books from my library -- currently I have Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand on my reader. My wish list is long but because the loan time is only two weeks I just check out one at a time.

    Your list is great -- I've read a few of them and some more are on my real and virtual to-read shelves.

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  2. Hi, Suzanne. I really want to read Unbroken, too! It looks fantastic, so I hope it's working out for you. The loan period on e-books at our library is 7, 14, or 21 days. I know I'll only check out one at a time just in case life kicks in too hard. Would love to hear your thoughts on any you've read from my list. :)

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  3. My library recently got Overdrive as well, and I love it!! I don't have an ereader, but I use it to download audiobooks for my ipod.

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  4. How coincidental! My library doesn't have Overdrive, but I was poking around the Singapore library website yesterday (I'm still a member!) and it does! So I promptly downloaded my first Overdrive epub onto the Bluefire iPad app - Margaret Atwood's Moral Disorder and Other Stories.

    Happy e-booking!

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  5. I have yet to download an e-book but I download audio books all the time. I love the convenience of Overdrive!

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  6. Hope you mention the HarperCollins row to the library staff. 26 checkouts is not enough, we circulate paperbacks a lot more than that.

    The library where I work doesn't subscribe to Overdrive, but I think people are thinking about it :)

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  7. My library is still in the 20th Century, but maybe that's a good thing.

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  8. Awesome! I love that my library offers e-content. The ability to borrow from the library was one of the main reasons I chose the nook over the kindle!

    I've only checked out 2 books this way and didn't get around to reading either of them! :( It would be nice to have a 21 day loan period. Ours are all 14.

    My wishlist is extremely long but I only have two on hold: Lessons in French by Laura Kinsale and An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabladon (though I think I'd have trouble getting that read in the alotted time!)

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  9. My library has OverDrive, but as far as I can tell they book selection is pretty terrible. I should investigate more, since I would like to check out more audio and ebooks.

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  10. what a haul! Major Pettigrew is great. Enjoy the books. I don't have an e-reader but B has a Kindle and i have yet to download anything onto it.

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  11. Woah...just found you two seconds ago and my head is spinning! gaah!! books!!! :) Seriously, thanks for putting all this together. I don't have much to lend yet, but I'm working on it!

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  12. Allegra Goodman was a college classmate of mine. I've read some of her other fiction and loved those books, but I haven't read this one. I'm looking forward to the experience! I haven't yet checked out a library e-book--but since my family just acquired a Kobo for cheap, I think that might be in our near future.

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  13. I'm still trying to figure out Overdrive! Once I get it all squared away I'll be in the same boat as you!

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  14. My library has it and I use it once in a while, but I am not super ecstatic about the selection at times.

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  15. I just read in the local weekly paper that the library is offering this. I can't imagine how it works, so I'll call and get the scoop. What a great service. I so love that you are 'a faster reader at heart.' As am I.

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  16. I know it must feel like Christmas to you right now! My library has Overdrive but they're not really offering ebooks just audio ones. So for now I'm stuck buying most of my ebooks. :-/

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  17. Now, THAT is a list! *Jealous* of your library!

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  18. My Kindle doesn't read those books, which is so not fair :/

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  19. I just found out that Kindle isn't part of this little enterprise. :<(

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  20. Yippee Skippy! I don't think my library is doing the eBooks yet but I'm off to check right now.

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  21. I couldn't agree more with you when you said that you are a slow reader because of life and a fast reader in your heart. That is the perfect way to describe me as well :) And I add more and more books to my wishlist daily because of my library...it is kinda scary :P

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  22. Oooh, your library has Overdrive?? Rumor has it that our library is going to get it, too, and I just can't wait :)

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  23. Exciting! My library has had it for a while. I find it really hard to browse books, though. My only other complaint is that the books check out for 14 days, but there doesn't seem to be a way to return them earlier (and therefore be able to get more books) if I finish or don't like it. Still, I have started to read more e-books this way!!

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  24. Don't you love loading your Nook with free books?! It's like one of my favorite things. I hope you know about Free Book Friday on Barnes and Noble's website. Although usually, they are posted for download on Saturday.

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  25. I don't think my library has such a service, but I know I would go crazy with my wishlists if they had.

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  26. As of right now my library does not have a way for us to access e-books, but once it does, I can see my list growing like crazy just as yours has. And by the way, I love your list!

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