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Messages - Ann in Arlington

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: What are you doing while staying home?
« on: April 09, 2020, 03:54:49 am »
I don't feel 'stuck at home'. I'm an introvert at heart, so I'm content at home. :) Reading. Catching up on series on Netflix and Acorn (currently, "Murdoch Mysteries" set in Canada at the turn of the 20th century). Hubby is rebuilding the porch -- though he's also still working. In the evenings we watch old westerns on MeTV (or other channels) or newer movies that have been broadcast that we recorded.

Really, I'm not having any difficulty keeping myself occupied/amused/busy.

The link-maker has not worked for at least 2 weeks, maybe slightly longer.  I don't know if it's an Amazon problem not allowing the connections to be made because of availability of non-digital items, whether Admin has larger problems on their plate because of the world-wide pandemic, or they just don't care about KB as an on-going site. :(

I think it's option C.  :-\

The Book Corner / Re: Amazon First Reads -- April 2020
« on: April 03, 2020, 06:28:03 am »
Yeah ... I'm pretty sure I'm gonna pass this month. I took a look at the one called "Science Fiction", but the blurb reads more like Fantasy. I edited the OP to reflect that.

The Book Corner / Re: Amazon First Reads -- April 2020
« on: April 03, 2020, 05:04:48 am »
I agree CS ... even the months they call one a 'mystery', it's never historical or cozy. Always more of the darker variety. :(

The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
« on: April 02, 2020, 03:19:34 pm »
I think WWII is considered historical now ..... but that's a good question: what's the definition? WWII was before my time, but not my parents.

Thanks for the Bilyeau links, Koi -- both those look good. And one is in Prime so free for me. :)

The Rosalind Thorn one is already on my wish list ... at $11.99 it's a bit more than I want to spend and it doesn't appear to be in any of my libraries. :(

The Book Corner / Amazon First Reads -- April 2020
« on: April 02, 2020, 10:55:01 am »
Thriller: The Girl Beneath the Sea

Contemporary Fiction: Stories We Never Told

Psychological Suspense: What We Forgot To Bury

Romance: Love on Beach Avenue

Contemporary Fiction: Little White Secrets

Memoir: In the Shadow of the Valley

Science Fiction: A Girl From Nowhere (actually, the blurb makes it read more like Fantasy)

Children's: Bear and Fred

(Sorry no pictures: the link maker wasn't working so I had to just build 'em myself.)

The Book Corner / Re: Amazon First Reads - March 2020
« on: March 30, 2020, 02:07:48 pm »
I went with The Missing Sister. No idea when I'll get to reading it though .... lots of things coming available at the library and a couple of pre-orders will drop soon.

I haven't started yet -- got to the top of the queue on a bunch of library books so reading them first.

But I love having something on my kindle that I KNOW I'll enjoy. :)


I just love waking up to a new book on my kindle that I KNOW I will enjoy. :)

I was going to suggest a hard reset -- glad it worked for you!

My PW has it .... I think it's the latest generation -- the one with the flush screen. I've noticed not change in operation or functions so far.

Yeah, mine came automatically to a couple of my devices. Weird that it's not available to install manually, though.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: What is the failure rate for Kindles?
« on: March 13, 2020, 02:41:55 pm »
FWIW .... when I saw this post this morning -- tacked on to an 8 year old thread -- I figured it was trolling with en eye to eventually putting some spammy link in the post .... BUT, I also felt like it was fair to rebut the poster's contentions. And we have. :D

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Cannot locate my Kindle email address
« on: March 13, 2020, 11:50:42 am »
Go to Manage Your Content and Devices and click the devices tab. Click the button with 3 dots and it'll tell you your kindle email address.

In my experience, it doesn't change when you remove and re-register the same device.

Works the same for my apps on my phone and tablet. Don't have kindle for PC, though, so not sure if it's different.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: What is the failure rate for Kindles?
« on: March 13, 2020, 05:10:20 am »
5 kindles active on my account -- ranging from 2 to 6 years old. And the older kindles were still working fine when I traded them in or passed them on to others.

See this post: from 8 years ago when this thread was first started:,109654.msg1649305.html#msg1649305 

Between then and the ones I have now, 2 did 'fail' but only because they were stepped on or dropped. (It wasn't me! My brother is a bit touch on his electronics and they were ones in his possession. :) )

I use a clorox brand wipe on my kindle, tablet, and phone with no ill effects.

The Book Corner / Re: Amazon credit toward a Wish List title
« on: March 10, 2020, 01:12:30 pm »
I wonder if this is just a US thing. I've been reading Kindle books in the UK for about 10+ years now and I've never once had this happen to me.  :(

Could be. It's only been once or twice. I sort of thought it might have happened because I'd been in a long stretch of library borrowing and hadn't actually PAID for a book -- not even a cheap one -- for quite some time.

The Book Corner / Re: Amazon credit toward a Wish List title
« on: March 10, 2020, 07:45:20 am »
I've gotten an email like that once or twice ... and the good thing I discovered is that you don't necessarily have to buy THAT book. When I got it I found I'd already borrowed it from the library and read it and simply neglected to take it off the wish list. But I looked at another book on my wish list and saw that the credit was being applied. So: Yay! :D

My PW (latest version) is at 5.12.4. No idea when it updated itself. "What's new" says the same thing as crebel quoted. Can't speak to the battery discharge -- haven't paid close enough attention.

Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting (Kindle) / Re: �Default� Device
« on: March 07, 2020, 03:38:46 am »
Mines been staying pretty consistent the last few months. But, now that I've said that it'll probably randomly get unstuck again. :) For a while it did seem like it wouldn't stay stuck and just always went back to the first device listed.

Come to think of it, I suspect it's stayed stuck because the current 'default' is the first kindle named alphabetically. On the devices management page there's nothing designated as 'default' though I am certain I have previously designated a different device. I guess I've just decided to let it be and not bother with changing it. The one it's going to now is my secondary device, which is fine. Whenever I send anything (usually library books) I just send to the primary immediately after.

Based on that, my suggestion would be to rename the primary so it's alphabetically first. :)

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