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The Book Corner / Re: GoodReads Choice Awards
« on: November 05, 2019, 12:52:21 pm »
Or very good taste -- which may amount to the same thing. (That's the excuse I'm using, anyway. ;) )

That seems a perfectly sound rationale! ;D

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The Book Corner / Re: GoodReads Choice Awards
« on: November 05, 2019, 09:09:47 am »
I have no clue what I am looking at. Even if I look at my favorite genre, romance. Its mostly cartoon covers which to me look like chicklit, not romance. And checking out some of those books they are more chicklit or women fiction.



I had that impression, too, and I'm not even a big Romance reader. And the Mystery & Thriller category is basically all thriller/psychological suspense, which are not my preferred sub genres. No just ordinary mystery. Sigh! That said, I had read The Lost Man and liked it, so I voted for it.

In Historical Fiction, I'd read Once Upon a River and liked it well enough to vote for. Nothing else I even recognized in any category. :(

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The Book Corner / GoodReads Choice Awards
« on: November 05, 2019, 04:59:42 am »
2019 voting is now open:

https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2019

Once again, I've hardly heard of any of the nominees, let alone read them. BUT, in this round you can do write ins, which is something, I guess.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Any info/rumors about new Kindles this year?
« on: November 04, 2019, 02:11:45 pm »
crickets :)

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But, from a business perspective, they don't need to give you an incentive to spend, since you already do. Seems like they're more likely to offer the incentive to those who don't spend so much, but only do a lot of borrowing or buying free books. I bought a few books for some classes I've taken, but mostly what I've read in the last year or two is either a library book, a KOLL book, or a Prime reading book. The last time I spent significant money was when I got one of these incentives about 9 months ago.

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The Book Corner / Re: First Reads -- November 2019
« on: November 03, 2019, 05:08:37 am »
Oh! I've enjoyed that genealogical series as well .... will have to look for The Penmaker's Wife when it's available here.

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The Book Corner / Re: First Reads -- November 2019
« on: November 01, 2019, 08:55:55 am »
Just want to say thanks for putting each book separate in the post. Not just because I am lazy  ;D



But it also helps to go back to the selections once they are part of Ku when the month is over. The regular link only goes to the current selections. Since I can't send samples to my kindle as a placeholder while they are part of first reads.

I suppose I could make yet another wishlist on amazon.  8)

Tales a little more time, which I happened to have this morning. Mostly I was pleased I'd not forgotten entirely. :D

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Still reading the blurbs to see if anything lures.

eta; I'll be getting the Loreth Anne White title. In the Dark. I have read A Dark Lure by this author and gave it 5 stars. It was a page turner.

That's definitely a recommendation -- I'm still undecided. Faint praise but that was probably the one that I disliked the least on first glance. :P

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The Book Corner / First Reads -- November 2019
« on: November 01, 2019, 05:47:29 am »
Amazon First Reads

None of the covers or genres grab me.

We have:

Thriller   This is a maybe.

Contemporary Fiction    Not generally my thing.

Suspense    Blurb doesn't really appeal.

Historical Fiction  WWII again. And here I was pretty sure there was a LOT of history before the 1940s. ::) 

Suspense    Seems like a darker "And then there were none". Maybe.

True Crime    Not a fan.

Children's Picture Book    No need for me. :)

Non-Fiction    Don't usually read much non-fiction; not sure if this topic appeals.

I guess I'll wait for some reviews.

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: I would be remiss if I didn't say . . . .
« on: October 31, 2019, 12:39:49 pm »
Football?  Football??    We all know football, basketball, and hockey are fillers separating the World Series from Spring Training. 

Well, to be honest, in most years, my baseball season has ended in September or early October. ::) This is the first year it's gone to the end -- I just don't follow the playoffs as closely when it's not a team I care about -- certainly don't stay up well past midnight like I have the last two nights! :o ;D

And I do enjoy football -- but the local team is not worth cheering for at all. The hubs is an Ohio State alumni, so he keeps up with their football team. Besides that, I watch football just to watch it. Same with hockey, though I do follow the Capitals even if I don't watch as much. Basketball -- meh -- I played in HS, but find it pretty dull to watch.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Books deleted from DOWNLOADED gone from ALL
« on: October 31, 2019, 12:36:01 pm »
On my Kindle, a Paperwhite, it says "Delete from device" if it's a doc file, a book I sent to my library with Send to Kindle.  If it's a book I bought from Amazon it says "Remove from device".  I may have that backwards but I think I have it right.

Barry


It's definitely different for docs vs puchased books. But I also think it varies depending on which generation kindle you have, or maybe what firmware version. Some fairly recent updates changed some things -- like showing books as read and letting library and prime/unlimited books be returned directly from the device.

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: I would be remiss if I didn't say . . . .
« on: October 31, 2019, 11:37:11 am »
And please allow me just one small "neener, neener :P " for Bryce Harper.  ;D

Some of the commentary going around here are on the order of:

WS t-shirt $35, getting to the WS: Bryceless

He wanted to help the team get to the WS -- and he did by leaving for Philly.

Who needs Bryce Harper when you have Jan Soto

Publicly he's saying:  love Philly, happy with my decision -- but I'm sure privately he's annoyed. ::)

Letting him go is what allowed the Nats to pick up critical players like Corbin, Sanchez, Hudson, Parra, Suzuki, Gomes, and Cabrera, and keep Kendrick, Soto, Eaton, and Robles in the lineup. And Sanchez, Parra, and Dozier especially were the catalysts for the chemistry in the clubhouse and, though perhaps not every day players, or even 'big role' players, the title is thanks as much to them as to anyone.

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: I would be remiss if I didn't say . . . .
« on: October 31, 2019, 06:40:53 am »
Congrats to the Nats ...   Baseball withdrawals begin :(      Spring Training in five months !!

No home team won a game - weird.  First time ever in a WS...




Yeah ... when people want to talk football now, I'll have to stop saying, "but it's still baseball season." ::)

Congratulations to the Nats. And I do like seeing the Series go 7 games.

I'm ready for next year, though, so Braves fans can be disappointed again.


The key was, the Nats fans kind of started out disappointed ... by Memorial day most fans were just hoping for a winning season. Fortunately, the guys actually playing the game never gave up. Max Scherzer pitched one game with a broken nose. Trea Turner played most of the season unable to fully bend his right index finger. And Max couldn't even dress himself on Sunday -- his pitching wasn't his best last night, but he kept 'em in the fight.

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: I would be remiss if I didn't say . . . .
« on: October 31, 2019, 04:11:39 am »
THEY DID IT!!! What a game.  Congrats to the Nationals and all their fans!

It was pretty amazing ... I couldn't stay awake for all the after game hoopla, but recorded it ... will watch today.

SO happy for Ryan Zimmerman -- the first player drafted when the team came back to DC in 2005 -- he's seen it all.
Also, Strasburg -- management got a lot of hate male when they shut him down in 2012 because he was still coming back from Tommy John Surgery. But it paid off this year.
Max gutted it out -- even without his best stuff -- Sunday he couldn't lift his arm above his head!
Corbin came in to pitch brilliantly in relief.
Rendon -- ought to be MVP of the league this year.
Kendrick, Eaton, Soto -- all had clutch hits when needed.
And Martinez should be manager of the year!

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: I would be remiss if I didn't say . . . .
« on: October 30, 2019, 03:55:41 am »
GAME 7 coming up!  WooHoo!!!

I know!!!! :o :o

This has been an incredible series!

Just got to go 1-0 today. ;D ;D

And #finishthefight

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: I would be remiss if I didn't say . . . .
« on: October 29, 2019, 04:06:31 am »
Tonight's a critical night to #stayinthefight.

But proud of these Nats either way.

"The best possible thing in baseball is winning the World Series. The second best thing is losing the World Series." -- Tommy Lasorda

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: I would be remiss if I didn't say . . . .
« on: October 27, 2019, 05:07:11 pm »
Last home game of the season starting momentarily ....


Let's Go NATS

#stayinthefight
#finishthefight
Go 1-0
Baby Shark
Bumpy roads lead to beautiful places.

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Thanks very much, I thought that might be the case with the top of the line models.

Good tip on the warehouse deals, Iíve just found a certified refurbished Voyage which is very tempting, I always wanted one...

The Voyage has been my favorite model since it came out. I like it a bit better even than either Oasis model I've had. (Still have one). The newest Paperwhite is closest to it, but the placement of the on/off button on the Voyage is better.

Bought a refurb Voyage off of Woot last month and it's very nice. Looks brand new as far as i can tell. Got mine for $74, right now they have them for $99. They do also currently have 2016 Paperwhites for $59.

Forgot about them ... yes, that's a good source as well since Amazon owns Woot!

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Sorry to hear this. :(

There's no telling about sales. The basic model kindle does seem to go on sale more often than the higher end ones, but I've seen the others on sale as well. The top of the line almost never is on sale unless there's a new model due out.

You might look at warehouse deals on Amazon -- can probably find a refurbished unit for much less money. In my experience, they're generally in 'like new' condition.

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nothing for me on my phone or tablet. :(

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I don't often open the kindle app on my phone or tablet ... but I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the alert!

Weird that it's not the same for everyone, though. ???

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: I would be remiss if I didn't say . . . .
« on: October 24, 2019, 12:14:17 pm »
:o :o :o  An evenly matched, well-played, tie ballgame until the top of the 7th, then Holy Cow!

I would have lost big money had I bet my belief that the Nationals could not take both of the first two games IN Houston.  I'm looking forward to getting to sleep at a reasonable hour with no game tonight even though I will probably take a nap this afternoon.  :D

They've been doing that all season though* .... Still, I was half asleep at the bottom of the 6th so decided to 'change my seat' and went to bed. I did the same thing when they played the Wild Card game against Milwaukee and they came from behind and won. I did it also on one of the LA games where they were behind ... and I woke up and Howie Kendrick had hit a grand slam and they won the game. Once again, I woke up to good news this morning. ;D

*Arguably: it's what their season has a whole has been -- not great to start but coming on really strong at the end. And I saw a statistic that, over the course of the season, 41% of their runs have been scored when they already had 2 outs in an inning.

So:

Go Baby Shark
Stay in the Fight
Go 1-0
Have fun
Dance in the dugout
Hug your starting pitcher

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: I would be remiss if I didn't say . . . .
« on: October 23, 2019, 04:18:24 am »
You're entitled. But I think I'll pretend I don't really care which team wins. I do respect some of the Nats but sometimes it is sure hard to support a rival of the Braves.   :)

I'd definitely support the Braves over the Yankees.  ;D  In fact I'd probably have to support any National League team over the American League, with a few exceptions.

Fun fact: The Nats and the Astros share a Spring Training facility in West Palm Beach. We expect to be there next February for the opening Spring Training game, which will be the two teams playing each other.

I wondered whether you would start a thread!  Should be a great World Series, I plan to watch every minute.

:( I expect I'll be staying up way too late all week. :)

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Not Quite Kindle / I would be remiss if I didn't say . . . .
« on: October 22, 2019, 03:22:58 pm »
GO NATS!!!!


:D

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The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
« on: October 22, 2019, 03:21:34 pm »
#14 in the Captain Lacey series comes out December 17. I pre-ordered that one right away.  ;D



Really enjoy this series too. And a lot cheaper too than some of the others 8)

eta: And for those that don't know, Ashley Gardner is a pseudonym of Jennifer Ashley HR writer. Of the "Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie" fame. 

Gee, it looks like I bought the first in that series back in 2011 and haven't started it yet. :o :o

sigh!

So many books; so little time.

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