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#11  Red Falcon 01-03-2017, 07:07 PM
3 free english and one spanish Charles River Editors titles:


https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st_price-asc-rank?keywords=charles+rivers+editors&rh=n%3A133140 011%2Ck%3Acharles+rivers+editors&qid=1483488302&so rt=price-asc-rank
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#12  GtrsRGr8 01-03-2017, 08:16 PM
Quote Red Falcon
3 free english and one spanish Charles River Editors titles:


https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st_price-asc-rank?keywords=charles+rivers+editors&rh=n%3A133140 011%2Ck%3Acharles+rivers+editors&qid=1483488302&so rt=price-asc-rank
Thank you.

Mucho gracias.
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#13  ATDrake 01-04-2017, 02:20 PM
X-link to the DRM-free thread for a new bundle:

Humble Book Bundle Dude Care offered by publisher Callisto contains a nice-looking spread of pop-reference, business & grooming self-help, and cookbooks aimed at guys. If you've ever wondered how to cook with medical marijuana, well, this is your chance to learn. And there are also some promising-looking “lite” guides to philosophy and economics, etc.
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#14  Red Falcon 01-04-2017, 04:08 PM
Quote GtrsRGr8
Thank you.

Mucho gracias.
That's spanish for Thank You, Right.
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#15  GtrsRGr8 01-04-2017, 04:11 PM
Quote Red Falcon
That's spanish for Thank You, Right.
Since 3 books were in English and 1 in Spanish, I thought it only appropriate to say thank you in both languages. 
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#16  GtrsRGr8 01-04-2017, 05:01 PM
Quote ATDrake
X-link to the DRM-free thread for a new bundle:

Humble Book Bundle Dude Care offered by publisher Callisto contains a nice-looking spread of pop-reference, business & grooming self-help, and cookbooks aimed at guys. If you've ever wondered how to cook with medical marijuana, well, this is your chance to learn. And there are also some promising-looking “lite” guides to philosophy and economics, etc.
No criticism of your post here--I liked the kinds of books that Humble Bundle posted and their generally good or better quality.

However, I'd like to give a message to the person who came up with the title of the collections ("Dude Care"): the books largely have to do with the business world and other things that were traditionally the near-exclusive domain of men. For the most part, they aren't now.

In fact, at least one book, The Portable Essential Oils, might be of more interest to women than men. I don't know very many (in fact, none) men who are into that.

Maybe you were thinking about the bodybuilding cookbook? Fine, that might be one book (out of how many books--20? 30? in the whole Humble Bundle collection). But, have you watched any bodybuilding competitions on TV lately? There are lots of women bodybuilders now.

About the only book that I saw that might be significantly more applicable to men is the one about barbequing (sp?)--for some reason men seem to be much more interested in that than women.

I'm not one who thinks much of the whole Political Correctness thing. But, the title "Dude Care" struck me as being sexist. I'm going to take the high road here and just assume that you used "dude care" because there is no female counterpart to "dude" (like "dudess") that you could have used.

Warm Regards,
GtrsRGr8
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#17  skinmaan 01-04-2017, 05:03 PM
Quote Red Falcon
That's spanish for Thank You, Right.
Technically it means "thank you very much." Everything translated would be:

"Thank you. Thank you very much."

That makes me think Gtr has a little Elvis goin' on there.

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#18  GtrsRGr8 01-04-2017, 05:09 PM
Quote skinmaan
Technically it means "thank you very much." Everything translated would be:

"Thank you. Thank you very much."

That makes me think Gtr has a little Elvis goin' on there.

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Sssssssshhhhhhhhhh! Keep it a secret, but I am Elvis. I'm not really dead, just like all of the conspiracy theorists have kept saying over the years. I've just been in hiding.

But it sure is hard to keep hiding nowadays. After all, on Sunday I'm going to be turning 82 years old!

Oh, my aching bones.
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#19  ATDrake 01-04-2017, 07:43 PM
Quote GtrsRGr8
However, I'd like to give a message to the person who came up with the title of the collections ("Dude Care"): the books largely have to do with the business world and other things that were traditionally the near-exclusive domain of men. For the most part, they aren't now.

[snip]

I'm not one who thinks much of the whole Political Correctness thing. But, the title "Dude Care" struck me as being sexist. I'm going to take the high road here and just assume that you used "dude care" because there is no female counterpart to "dude" (like "dudess") that you could have used.
Well, you might be interested to know that they changed the copy (and the logo, which used to be a Mars symbol with a + in it) to something more neutral (literally, in the case of the symbol, which is now a non-gendered circle) and inclusive. The first paragraph of the selling blurb now reads:

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Dude, where's my care? Self-care isn't just essential oils, a good cocktail, and reading in the bath… although those things are pretty great. Whether you're a dude, a dudette, or anyone in between, these ebooks from our friends at Callisto will give you great self-improvement ideas for the New Year. So dudes: take some time for yourself! Barbecue a juicy steak, mix a stiff drink, and sit back with an ebook to ponder the philosophical questions of life. If you munch on some "special" mac & cheese at the same time, we won't judge.
So probably a bunch of other people wrote in to HB with your same complaint.

Incidentally, if anyone was wondering, the four pop-reference books in the bundle are pretty decent accessible overviews of basics and important highlights of their subject fields, and IMHO, probably worth it if you'd like a nice, easy intro to stuff.

The sushi cookbook is also pleasantly informative and easy to use (they took advantage of the ebook format to hyperlink recipes that were used by other recipes, which is a nice touch), and it and the Philosophy intro are available at the $1 tier.
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#20  GtrsRGr8 01-04-2017, 09:18 PM
Quote ATDrake
Well, you might be interested to know that they changed the copy (and the logo, which used to be a Mars symbol with a + in it) to something more neutral (literally, in the case of the symbol, which is now a non-gendered circle) and inclusive. The first paragraph of the selling blurb now reads:
<snip>
So probably a bunch of other people wrote in to HB with your same complaint.
I didn't look at the HB site after I made my post. In fact, I may not have refreshed the screen at any time while I was writing the post. Thanks for letting me know. I feel better about HB now. We all have brain farts from time to time, and maybe this was one of theirs.

Quote ATDrake
Incidentally, if anyone was wondering, the four pop-reference books in the bundle are pretty decent accessible overviews of basics and important highlights of their subject fields, and IMHO, probably worth it if you'd like a nice, easy intro to stuff.

The sushi cookbook is also pleasantly informative and easy to use (they took advantage of the ebook format to hyperlink recipes that were used by other recipes, which is a nice touch), and it and the Philosophy intro are available at the $1 tier.
Yeah, like I said, I liked the kinds of books that Humble Bundle posted and their generally good or better quality and I certainly didn't want you to think that I was being critical of you for posting them. I would have bought the "pay what you like" (as long as "what you like" is $1 or more. ha) bundle, mainly on the strength of the philosophy book, but I already owned it. I hope that they have more of this kind of mainstream or mixed audience kind of book selection in the future.
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