What Will Be Your First Book Read on the iPad?

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  1. Hard-Hat-Mac macrumors regular

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    Will it be something familiar? A free classic? Will you even download the iBooks App?

    I know I've been browsing the NYT Best Sellers to see what I might like for my next flight.

    For me , I've always wanted to read FREAKONOMICS so I hope it's available on launch.

    Will Jobs eat his words? "It doesn't matter how good or bad the product is, the fact is that people don't read anymore... The whole conception is flawed at the top because people don't read anymore."
     
  2. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I want to check out

    No One Would Listen By Harry Markopolos

    Quick Synopsis by Wikipedia: "No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller is a book by whistleblower Harry Markopolos about his investigation into the Madoff investment scandal and how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission failed to react to his warnings."

    Also, I haven't read a book in YEARS. So I'm gonna give it a shot with iPad. :)

    Edit: Damn I don't think Wiley will be on board as a publisher? Can anyone confirm or deny this?
     
  3. StBDawg macrumors regular

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    First book I'll read hopefully will be Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
     
  4. jedolley macrumors 68000

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    I'm going to have to see what's available. I actually just got into reading as a hobby this year and been reading mostly fantasy novels. I'm actually about to wrap up the Riftwar Saga by Raymond Feist. I was hoping to start either the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb or The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie, but it all depends on what publishers have signed on board. I know the Farseer Trilogy is published by Random House, so I'm hoping a deal is struck soon.

    I guess the question is how big the library is going to be to begin with. Even with the publishers than have signed on, are we going to be seeing mostly new releases or NYT best sellers?
     
  5. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    1984 by George Orwell. Made that promise to myself a few months ago :p
     
  6. Doju macrumors 68000

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    I'm thinking either The Lost Symbol or Under the Dome.

    Cliché, I know, but good books from what I've heard. Might re-read the Eragon trilogy and read LotR.
     
  7. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Never heard of it. Sounds awesome!!! I want to check this out too now :).
     
  8. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I have never read this book. Maybe this is also a good choice to read.
     
  9. StBDawg macrumors regular

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    I read Under the Dome last month, very very good book, I can't praise it enough.
     
  10. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

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    whatever I have to read for school, I'll probably get it from iBooks just because it's convenient
     
  11. msduncan macrumors 6502

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    Book 5 of the Wheel of Time series.... I'm working my way through them for the first time.
     
  12. Young Turk macrumors 6502

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    Pretty darned good choice there.

    Young Turk
     
  13. Hard-Hat-Mac thread starter macrumors regular

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    One of my favorite also, I hope it's available on launch!
     
  14. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    It is a GREAT book. It was a banned book at one point. Apple used it in their marketing techniques for many years, but quite an easy and enjoyable read!
     
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    My first download will be my favorite book, "The Innocents Abroad," by Mark Twain.

    ETA: Maybe "Pattern Recognition" by William Gibson, another favorite.
     
  16. paulisme macrumors 6502

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    For some strange reason I really want to read Ted Kennedy's memoirs. I don't know why, but that just seems like a perfect book to read on the iPad.:D
     
  17. infectbda macrumors member

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    Also planning on checking this out.
     
  18. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    iBooks is a big reason I'm buying the iPad, so here are a few of the books I'll be downloading (assuming they're available, depending on the publisher...)

    Neuromancer, Mona Lisa Overdrive (William Gibson)
    The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
    The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
    A few key reference manuals for popular programs

    The first book I'm gonna read is Neuromancer. I must've read it over 20 times so far, but it's been about 3 years since the last time, so it's time to revisit Chiba City :)
     
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    YEAAAH! Hobbit ftw... definitely buying that if it's on there
     
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    The Bill Gates Biography.


    It'll most likely be a text book that's my main use for the iPad.
     
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