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And . . . it's May: Kindle First
« on: May 01, 2017, 03:26:14 AM »
Kindle First May 2017


I admit nothing jumps out at me this month . . . guess I'll wait for some more reviews.

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Re: And . . . it's May: Kindle First
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 06:59:11 AM »
There are one or two that I thought I might give a go, but checking on the 'look inside' feature and spying way too much present tense, my choices are limited. If it's not present tense, it's that they're translations - something else I'm always wary of.

Like Ann, I think I'll wait for the reviews. We have a month to choose and it's not like I'm in desperate need for a book to read. In this time of Kindles, my TBR pile may be digital rather than an actual stack of books, but metaphorically speaking it's so far skyward it's in orbit.  :o
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Re: And . . . it's May: Kindle First
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 02:40:54 PM »
I took one look and deleted the mail. So far as I could see it continued the tradition of not offering anything vaguely interesting to me.

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 07:12:37 PM »
I thought there were a few interesting choices this month... I went with The First Word.

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 07:54:09 PM »
I may get The Lioness of Morocco.  That's the only book that has even remotely appealed to me in months.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 11:33:12 PM »
Nuthin' here for me....

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Re: And . . . it's May: Kindle First
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 07:10:09 AM »
I may get The Lioness of Morocco.  That's the only book that has even remotely appealed to me in months.

I got this one totally based on the cover :)

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Re: And . . . it's May: Kindle First
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 08:51:36 AM »
I took one look and deleted the mail. So far as I could see it continued the tradition of not offering anything vaguely interesting to me.
That is pretty much me too. Again, nothing at all. But like Linjeakel said, I don't need another book that desperately. But it would be nice if in all these months would change some of their offerings to something else, something I might like to read. They just always seem to be of the same vein.

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2017, 09:57:58 PM »
I, too, shall wait for more reviews.  ;D
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Re: And . . . it's May: Kindle First
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2017, 12:32:41 AM »
For the first time I see nothing interests me....  :(
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2017, 08:19:52 AM »
I finished The First Word. Ironically, the romance aspect is the weakest and most cliched part of the book for me. It felt like the author was trying to copy Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb, so those passages came off flat. There's also a ridiculous line about how the male character's arms look like gorgeous loaves of golden brown bread, or something absurd to that effect.  :D

But I thought the overall story - about a boy with autism, his father's struggles with the diagnosis, and the occupational therapist's involvement - was very strong and heartfelt.

As weak/corny/cliched as the romance aspect was, the rest of the book is good enough to make up for that. Despite the flaws, this is actually one of the better Kindle First selections I've read.

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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2017, 08:37:44 AM »
I got The Lioness of Morocco because I have been reading a lot of historical novels recently.  Rather like there to be "some" relationship to reality.

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Re: And . . . it's May: Kindle First
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2017, 05:28:40 AM »
Halfway through the month, so figured it was time to check out the offerings again. it came down to and

I went with The Lioness of Morocco because it seemed less dark/gritty based on the write-ups and reviews.

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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2017, 06:55:42 AM »
After reading the reviews there's still nothing that leaps out at me.

I'm trying not to feel as though I MUST download one, simply because it's free and I'd be silly not to. Or, looking at it another way, because I've already paid for it as part of my Prime subscription. The trouble is, I already have a few like that and they're so far down my TBR list there's no realistic chance I'll ever actually read them, so why add to the clutter?
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Re: And . . . it's May: Kindle First
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2017, 04:39:28 PM »
I got The Hundredth Queen. It sounded interesting. I haven't read it yet, though.

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Re: And . . . it's May: Kindle First
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2017, 05:49:37 PM »
Nothing that I had to get, either. And why do they put the editor's notes on the main page? I'd much rather have the book description.


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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2017, 09:12:30 AM »
I picked The Hundredth Queen. Of all the choices this month, that one looked closest to my style of book.

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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2017, 09:38:08 PM »
I'm interested in both 'The Hundredth Queen' and 'The Lioness of Morocco' - having a hard time deciding
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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2017, 02:37:08 AM »
Nothing that I had to get, either. And why do they put the editor's notes on the main page? I'd much rather have the book description.

I guess since they are editor's picks, they want to feature why the editor picked them.
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« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2017, 09:10:36 PM »
OK - decided to go with The Lioness of Morocco & hope that The Hundredth Wife will be available through Kindle Lending/Prime Borrowing
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« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2017, 10:49:05 AM »
Almost missed this month! I decided to go with
 
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« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2017, 11:14:38 AM »
FWIW, if you're on GoodReads, all of them are also offered as free giveaways.  And there tend to not be as many people who put their name in for kindle books, for whatever reason.

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