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05 Jan 2013, 08:57 AM
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I have just downloaded a little collection of free classic books from Kobo for my January/February reading. I have read all of them before (although the Conan Doyle was a long time ago) and can recommend them to anyone else looking for some good free reads.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Mansfield Park

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The Invisible Man

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The Secret Garden

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I'd be interested to hear from anyone else who reads any of these books.Smile

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07 Jan 2013, 12:13 PM
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(05 Jan 2013 08:57 AM)Daphne Wrote:  I have just downloaded a little collection of free classic books from Kobo for my January/February reading. I have read all of them before (although the Conan Doyle was a long time ago) and can recommend them to anyone else looking for some good free reads.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

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KoboBarnes & Noble


Mansfield Park

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KoboBarnes & Noble


The Invisible Man

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KoboBarnes & Noble


The Secret Garden

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KoboBarnes & Noble


I'd be interested to hear from anyone else who reads any of these books.Smile

As a Sherlock Holmes fan The Hound of the Baskervilles

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has to be amongst one of my favourites.

I'm generally a fan of H.G. Wells

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too but I'm afraid that The Invisible Man

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left me cold. The extrapolation of the scientific effects is brilliant but my dislike for the main character spoilt the book for me.

The Secret Garden

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was a favourite book for all of us back in the days when I used to read to the kids every night. (They are 20 and 16 now and for some reason don't want to sit up in bed and read together any more!) It is one of those pleasant books that is as pleasurable to read for the parent as the child.

Although I think I've read all of Jane Austen

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's other works and love the characters she creates (I try and model myself on Mr. Bennet), I seem to have missed Mansfield Park

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out. Adding it to my TBR list now.
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09 Jan 2013, 08:22 AM
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(07 Jan 2013 12:13 PM)frogplate Wrote:  As a Sherlock Holmes fan The Hound of the Baskervilles

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has to be amongst one of my favourites.

I'm generally a fan of H.G. Wells

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too but I'm afraid that The Invisible Man

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KoboBarnes & Noble
left me cold. The extrapolation of the scientific effects is brilliant but my dislike for the main character spoilt the book for me.

The Secret Garden

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KoboBarnes & Noble
was a favourite book for all of us back in the days when I used to read to the kids every night. (They are 20 and 16 now and for some reason don't want to sit up in bed and read together any more!) It is one of those pleasant books that is as pleasurable to read for the parent as the child.

Although I think I've read all of Jane Austen

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KoboBarnes & Noble
's other works and love the characters she creates (I try and model myself on Mr. Bennet), I seem to have missed Mansfield Park

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KoboBarnes & Noble
out. Adding it to my TBR list now.

I've rather neglected Sherlock Holmes over the years, but have picked them up again on ereader. I've just finished The Hound of the Baskervilles

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and it really is such a great little story and so vividly written I can see the great hound bounding across the moor breathing fire.

I agree that H.G. Wells made an odd choice in deciding to make the protagonist in The Invisible Man

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someone the reader could not like. This is really a pretty unusual literary device, perhaps because we do so much prefer to follow a sympathetic character. My own favourite of his books is The Time Machine

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. I haven't got round to re-reading Invisible Man yet, but I am halfway through Mansfield Park

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. I find Fanny a little too meek and mild for my tastes, but I do love the abrasive, self-centred and hypocritical Mrs Norris an absolute pleasure to read about.

Hope you enjoy Mansfiled Park

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.Smile

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