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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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Let's Talk Kindle! / MOVED: Launching on Kindle for Christmas
« on: October 18, 2019, 05:59:49 am »

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The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
« on: October 14, 2019, 07:31:07 am »
Crebel -- have you checked your libraries? 'Cause I've read most of them through overdrive. Though I gather for Linda that is not an option which is really too bad. :(

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The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
« on: October 14, 2019, 04:12:23 am »
Yay Linda! :D

:( I'm really sorry about that --- because you're going to want to read all the rest, too. :D

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The Book Corner / Re: Favorite Female Mystery/Thriller/Suspense Writers
« on: October 12, 2019, 05:44:57 am »
Fine fine fine. I just checked it out at my library. I have another book to finish first. I'll try to forget the movie I watched. That was the main reason I haven't started the series. Cause they made a tv movie of the first and it was a bit boring. But its been a while and I don't really remember much of it. I only watched it because I liked the  main actor from the Inspector Lynley series. Which I also read. I just didn't like him in that role at all. Still life that is.

Reminds me, I need to read another Lynley soon too.

I saw that movie, too, and wasn't impressed. Read. The. Books. ;D 'Cause it's the characters that make the book and the movie didn't do a good job with portraying them, I thought. Plus, like actual humans, they change and grow (and sometimes regress) as the series goes on. Gamache is not the same guy in book 15 that he was in book 1 -- his experiences have shaped him. Same is true, even more so, for some of the other characters.

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The Book Corner / Re: Favorite Female Mystery/Thriller/Suspense Writers
« on: October 11, 2019, 12:48:03 pm »
O.K. So, I just finished her latest, A Better Man, so it's time for me to once again gush over Louise Penny.  Read the series from the start, of course (Still Life) and if you don't love it, then I'm sorry for you. :( :)

I read the first one back in 2009 and have continued with the series faithfully. It's one of the few that I will pay full price for when a new one is due out. I'm sure they're all available via Overdrive for those more frugal; current price on most of them is $9.99 which I realize is a bit high for some. But they are all so totally worth it. I buy these books and then hold them and save them for when I need a book I know I will like. And, I kid you not, I started reading this one a couple of days ago and could just feel myself relaxing. The mysteries are well crafted, the characters are superbly drawn, and the writing is just wonderful. I've rated every book in the series at least 4 stars, and many of them 5 stars -- which is rare for me.

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The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
« on: October 09, 2019, 01:21:29 pm »
I meant your Amazon library, sorry I wasn't more specific!  Alas, my public library rarely has any of the books I want to read available for Kindle.

According to Amazon, I already own books 1, 2, and 4 in this series and no others.  I'm sure that means each of those have been on sale at some point.  I'd hoped to fill in the gap with book 3 before starting the series (because I'm sure I'll love it per my rarely wrong KB-enabler-peeps!), but may need to go ahead and start reading.  It won't hurt so much to pay full price for Book 3 if I've gotten the others on sale first!

No, I understood. I was just also pointing out that they're not carried in my local public libraries in kindle format. :)


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The Book Corner / Re: Unmasking the True Face of Evil..
« on: October 09, 2019, 01:19:40 pm »
One could write entire dissertations on this topic addressing characters in  Wuthering Heights.

And if you've read Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea you'll never think of Jane Eyere the same way again.

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The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
« on: October 09, 2019, 06:34:22 am »
Good point! I definitely had the first one; had read it. Hadn't gotten to the second because the price was too high and it was not in Overdrive. At least, not at any of my libraries. But my GR review indicated I'd enjoyed the first, so I jumped on this sale price. :)

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The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
« on: October 09, 2019, 03:23:54 am »
The second of the Lady Darby mysteries is 'on sale' for $1.99.



The first one is $2.99 --- I think that's the 'regular' price.



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Fire Talk / Re: New Models
« on: October 08, 2019, 06:14:34 am »
Price is good if you want a basic tablet.

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According to kboards FAQ, the most current o/s (aka update? aka firmware?) for my Fire-10 should be 6.2.2. However, when I check Settings + Device + System Updates, the o/s version indicates:
"Your device is running Fire OS 5.6.4.0 (636559820)
Installed September 12, 2019, 10:58 PM"

I clicked on the "Check Now" widget and got the reply of "No updates found".

I'm baffled.

Do I have the proper firmware and/or OS or update? Am I confused about Fire vs Kindle?  Can my Fire-10 be updated or is it stuck at a previous release? Is the FAQ out-of-date?

That post is from 2012 and might refer to a completely separate branch of the Fire tree. I wouldn't trust it.

If you've checked for an update and it says you're already up to date, I wouldn't worry. But you can find Kindle and Fire updates on Amazon -- and info there is more reliable than a 7 year old thread here. :)

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The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
« on: October 02, 2019, 02:17:43 pm »
The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl - the Athena Club Book 3 by Theodora Goss is out as of yesterday. I am just re-reading the book No. 2 to get reacquainted with all those characters   :)



Thank you! I read the first two and really enjoyed 'em. Will have to see if this is in my library.

edit: and it is! (one of them, at least) I have it on hold.

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The Book Corner / Re: Amazon First Reads -- October 2019
« on: October 02, 2019, 02:03:46 pm »
Thanks for posting, Atunah .... it completely slipped my mind. :)

So, Broken Glass, the mystery, has a few reviews who think it's just fine and a few more who thought the language was horrible, so the current overall rating average is really pretty low. For me, the blurb doesn't really appeal.

A Transcontinental Affair seems less historical and more romance -- which I know for many of you is a plus. Not so much for me, I'm afraid. But the reviews are OK except for the one complaining it's "homosexual". Well, I got that from the blurb. But at least one other reviewer mentioned some historical inaccuracies and a contrived ending.

The Science Fiction one, The Last Dance, actually sounds more like a mystery that just happens to be set in space. In fact the series is called 'Near Earth Mysteries'. I think I'm going to try that one.

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The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
« on: October 02, 2019, 10:29:51 am »
I need to stop reading this thread. Seriously.  :o :o


;D ;D ;D

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The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
« on: October 02, 2019, 09:37:14 am »
The latest and 4th in the Lady Sherlock series by Sherry Thomas will be out on the 15th of this month. I love this series.




Thanks for the heads up! :D

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The Book Corner / Re: For fans of Cozy Mysteries
« on: September 30, 2019, 03:24:05 am »
I read these books forever ago!  I didn't know they had made into a TV movie series.  Oh my goodness, you have made my day.  I will have to re-read a few of those and then go watch the movie series.  How do you feel it compared to the books?

I'd never read the books, but the tv movies are fairly enjoyable. Light and fluffy. They're on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel and star Candace Cameron-Bure.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: O2 case doesn't turn O3 on/off
« on: September 27, 2019, 11:18:28 am »
Well bummer. Guess I need to buy a new case now too.

I thought I saw somewhere that someone adapted the case -- moved the magnets somehow. So that might be an option if you don't mind potentially destroying the one you've got.

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The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
« on: September 26, 2019, 02:37:01 pm »
Bad news? You will like it.  ;D

More bad news ... they get better as the series goes on. ;D

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The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
« on: September 25, 2019, 04:22:13 am »
I already recommended all my libraries get it ... so far it's not available, though. I have it on my wish list at Amazon and will watch for a price drop.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: The Times They Are A Changing
« on: September 24, 2019, 02:22:29 pm »
lots of reports; thread locked.



ETA: Several dozen inappropriate posts have been removed from this thread. - Becca

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