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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: KBoards Kindle Oasis Giveaway!!!
« on: April 20, 2016, 04:56:00 AM »
What I like best is the friendly and helpful tone and the lack of anger compared to so many other forum sites on the web. It seems a lot of angry people are attracted to forums, but Kboards has managed to stay welcoming and informative. I really appreciate that.

The Book Corner / Re: My introduction to Sherman Alexie
« on: January 03, 2014, 04:49:21 PM »
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is very good.

The Book Corner / Re: Books Set in/About Ireland?
« on: July 02, 2013, 09:43:49 AM »
If you like mysteries, you might consider the series of Peter McGarr mysteries by Bartholomew Gill. For example, one among several is The Death of a Joyce Scholar.

The Book Corner / Re: ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand
« on: June 29, 2013, 06:24:01 AM »
The name of her play is Night of January 16th. The premise is a trial in which the evidence is well-balanced; the jury is chosen from the audience, so each performance has its own verdict.

I have the exact same problem on my Touch 3G and have had the problem since the day I received it (over a month ago now), so I don't think it's a busy server issue. Hard resets do not fix the problem. It's my biggest complaint with the Touch, which I am very fond of otherwise. (Second biggest complaint: with numbered footnotes, it's almost impossible to accurately hit the numbered link, and my fingers are small.)


That was a very well-thought-out post; you made lots of excellent points. Thanks for sharing.

Kindle Accessories / Re: Sleeve or Case Cover?
« on: November 24, 2011, 06:53:55 AM »
I really like this Poetic case: Fits my $79 Kindle perfectly.

The Book Corner / Re: Fan of magical realism seeks book recommendations
« on: October 04, 2011, 05:10:16 AM »
John Nichols, The Milagro Beanfield War
Ben Okri, The Famished Road

The Book Corner / Re: The Price of Typos -- COMBINED thread
« on: July 18, 2011, 02:34:34 PM »
I agree completely with Straker. This issue of poor editing and particularly nonexistent proofing goes back at least 20 years. I worked in the publishing industry throughout the 80s and early 90s; the indifference to typos on the part of publishers is due at least in part to the "every book its own profit and loss statement" approach. Explicitly: a few typos won't actually affect sales, so who cares. The lack of pride in publishing quality books is appalling.

I'm currently 25% of the way through the kindle edition of The Traveling Vampire Show; tally so far: 18 typos.

The Book Corner / Re: Sea Sagas
« on: July 17, 2011, 08:38:34 AM »
Straker included its cover, but Moby-Dick has to be explicitly mentioned at least once in this thread.

I use the K3 for about 85% of my ereading, but I do use the Kindle app for Android on my Nook Color now and again.

I have a Nook Color, which I can also use as a tablet running Cyanogen mod 7 (a version of Android). It's fun to use and nice for magazines, but really a tablet to me is toy/entertainment device, not a productivity tool. I'm much more interested in what Amazon comes up with for the Kindle 4 or for a new DX. I drool over the DX more than a tablet.

Calibre does a lot more than just managing your library of books and converting formats, though those are its two biggest features. In addition, you can use it to download news feeds and have them sent automatically to your address; you can use the Calibre content server to access your library from anywhere (I don't keep my entire library on the Kindle at all times, but I can access any book, including sideloaded ones, any time, any place). It's a great program; I use it in some way every day. I could live without it, but I certainly wouldn't want to. I have a tutorial on my blog for automatically downloading and sending news feeds for anyone who may be interested.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Ugh, Battery Life...
« on: May 21, 2011, 10:57:34 PM »
Okay, thanks!

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Ugh, Battery Life...
« on: May 21, 2011, 10:00:53 PM »
Forgive my ignorance, but how does one determine if there is an indexing issue? How did you find the two books that were causing a problem?

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Ugh, Battery Life...
« on: May 21, 2011, 01:50:42 PM »
I should have been clearer: I rarely even turn wifi on. I use my kindle 1-3 hrs a day; the longest I can go between charges is about a week. That's why I think I may have gotten one with a weak battery considering how much longer other people seem to be able to go between charges.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Ugh, Battery Life...
« on: May 20, 2011, 07:02:01 AM »
Wow, I don't seem to get the battery life that many of you do (two months is incredible). I get only about 4 to 6 days and I don't use WIFI much at all. Wonder if I got a bad battery?

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