What eBooks Do I Have on My Treo?

I’ve had a few questions about what I carry on my own Treo 650 lately. I’ll have an exhaustive list in an article when the rebuild process is complete.

But for now, as I rebuild between client projects, I’ll share the data “types” and try to group them logically for you.

Rebuilding is a good time to clean house and keep only the really good stuff and this entry will give you the complete “cleaned up” ebook library that I carry on my Treo and the expansion card.
I can’t (unfortunately) get all the books I want in a single format. I have, however, limited my formats to two: eReader and iSilo formats. I wish I could find a “universal” reader that would read all the top formats with a single full-featured program (like iSilo). But until then, I carry two.

The current list of ebooks on my Treo 650 (in no particular order):

Reference library:

  • Copy of the US Constitution
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Concise 2005
  • Travel & Wilderness Medicine
  • Terrorism Medical Response
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans (updated)
  • 2005 CIA World Fact Book
  • General History for Colleges
  • Wrong Word: Homonyms, Homophones and Language-Related Booby-Traps
  • Write it Right: A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults
  • US Army Survival Field Manual
  • Ancient Egyptian Handbook
  • Aesop’s Fables
  • Bulfinch’s Mythology
  • Who Was Who: 5000 BC to Date

To Entertain Me:

  • Entire Gutenberg Twain Texts
  • Collected Works of Poe (five volumes)
  • Anthem
  • Works of Samuel Johnson (two volumes)
  • Biography on Samuel Johnson
  • The Art of Writing
  • The Efficiency Expert
  • ShoGun
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Ringworld
  • Wheel of Time, Book 1: The Eye of the World
  • Stranger in a Strange Land
  • Rising Sun
  • Gone with the Wind
  • American Gods
  • Lives of the Necromancers
  • Slow River
  • Fight Club
  • Meaning of it All: Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist
  • Ender’s Game
  • The Green Mile
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Digital Fortress
  • Lord of the Flies
  • The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories
  • Forty Centuries of Ink
  • Zen and the Art of the Internet
  • Tea Leaves
    (… and a couple “racy” ones I’ll decline to list here)

To Entertain My Daughter:

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Friendly Fairies
  • Just So Stories
  • Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Life/Adventures of Santa Clause
  • Water Babies
  • Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan
  • Alice in Wonderland

Yes, I carry alot of books, but I’m never without something really GOOD to read. And this list changes out as I read books and add new ones. This is only a small selection of my entire ebook library, but it’s what I carry at this moment.

For those interested, this represents less than 20% of the space on my 2 gig card. How else could I carry a virtual library shelf full of reading material in a “fat postage stamp-sized” storage device?

It’s good to go digital!

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