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Book Klubs / Re: March 2013 Group Book Count
« on: March 02, 2013, 09:59:57 am »
In Progress


Enemy of God, Bernard Cornwell

I like the feature and am enjoying seeing the books others are reading.

....Any purchases made through our links results in a bit of cash to keep the lights on here.

(I'm also an Amazon affiliate in another life)

Glad to know that. I'll go back to putting my purchases (from computer) through here again.

Probably a stupid ?.  But will it max out what the siggy bar will hold? And if it does and I remove some to make room on bar does it remove them from my reading page?

And remember: when you spend your money by clicking through on a signature link, KB gets an affiliate payment. ;D

Somehow I got under the impression Amazon stopped giving KB  a % on kindle books purchased through links here?  Am I wrong?  I'd like to know because I stopped purchasing through links here because of that. I just read it somewhere on KB a couple years ago.

The Book Corner / Re: So, what are you reading? (2013 edition)
« on: February 08, 2013, 05:07:38 pm »
I just started East of Eden

Book Klubs / Re: February 2013 Group Book Count
« on: January 30, 2013, 04:53:00 pm »
In Progress


The Judgement of Caesar , Steven Saylor
The Triumph of Caesar, Steven Saylor
The Winter King
Imperium , Robert Harris

Other (non-Kindle) eReaders / Re: Sony Reader app
« on: January 04, 2013, 08:28:11 am »

You downloaded the app and then what? Tell us something more.
I have it on my iPad. Now I can download previously purchased books from the Sony store on my iPad. I can also shop from it and use the rest of my gift card on my account. I like my Sony reader, but lost the charger. So now I have access again.
I got it as well I'm glad they did this. Now I have access to all the Sony books I bought on my iPad and iPhone.

The Book Corner / Re: So, what are you reading? (2013 edition)
« on: January 02, 2013, 01:49:08 pm »
I'm reading The Forest House , it is a prequel to Mists of Avalon. I like it so far.

Book Klubs / January 2013 Book Group Count
« on: December 30, 2012, 07:37:21 am »
In Progress

The Daily Chronological Bible,NKJV kindle
Mists of Proficies ,

The Forest House
The Lady of Avalon
The Firebrand , a novel of Avalon
A Murder on the Appian Way: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Missing in Massilia a Novel of Ancient Rome.

The Book Corner / Re: So, what are you reading?? (2012 edition)
« on: December 29, 2012, 07:47:54 pm »
I am about 1/3 the way through The Testament of Mary and am enjoying it very much.

The Book Corner / Re: Top Ten Book List of 2012
« on: December 27, 2012, 08:46:33 am »
Here are mine. I can't really put them in order. It is to close to call  ;) :
Never Let Me Go
The Sense of an Ending
The Song of Achilles
McBeth, the Novel
Sacred Bleu
Unholy Night
The Giver
Winter of the Worlds
Mists of Avalon

Not Quite Kindle / Re: LES MISERABLES
« on: December 26, 2012, 08:01:51 am »
Planning on seeing it today. I'm sitting waiting for Django to start and will try to get to it after. I'm a total Les Mis virgin. Never seen any version of it or read the book, so I'll have nothing to compare it to.

I've never seen a production, film, musical, or play, but I love the book.  I have a sweatshirt that has FREE #24601 across the front and lots of people ask me about it.
FYI: 24601 is Jean Valjean's prison number the second time he is in.  According to Literary biographers of Hugo it was the date he believed he was conceived (Hugo-not Jean Valjean)

The Book Corner / Re: So, what are you reading?? (2012 edition)
« on: December 26, 2012, 07:27:24 am »
Just finished reading "The Sense of An Ending"

It's amazingly spare and very well written.  But whoa, that ending is a doozy.

That is one of my favorite books I read this year. That and Never Let Me Go .

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: The defective PaperWhite thread
« on: December 26, 2012, 07:18:15 am »
I've had my paper white since the first batch. I see no discoloration no matter what I do with the light.  It is not completely white like my back lit iPad, but I didn't expect it to be, and don't want it to be. But aside from the little area around the lights on bottom, which I expected, I see an evenly toned background. I won't call it "white" it is closer to a new paperback page. That is the best way I can describe it. If people have color problems on the screen I agree with the posters who said to call. I hope your issues (those of you who have them) get resolved.

The Book Corner / Re: So, what are you reading?? (2012 edition)
« on: December 19, 2012, 02:04:12 pm »
I just started The Mists of Avalon.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle FreeTime Unlimited - any feedback?
« on: December 08, 2012, 06:32:27 am »
I see... I didn't realize most of the kids in my family liked "junk".

I of the opinion if kids are reading it is a good thing. IMO there is no junk  ;)

Book Klubs / Re: December 2012 Group Book Count
« on: December 01, 2012, 07:18:19 am »
In Progress

Harry Potter 5
Harry Potter 6
Harry Potter 7
Mist of Avalon
The Testament of Mary

The Book Corner / Re: NYT Notable books, 2012
« on: November 28, 2012, 04:01:03 pm »
I've read two of the NY Times ones. I read Bringing up the Bodies , and An American Spy. I liked both of them.

I've never read it, or seen a movie. But I know how it ends. Out of curiosity I asked a couple friends. They'd never read it, but know how it ends. I guess I just thought it was common knowledge. This thread gives me the idea I may read it. I read a great translation of War and Peace a few years ago. To me the translation means a lot. It can make the difference between reading and enjoying or just slogging through it.

I don't have my contacts in yet. I hope I don't have to many typos.

I use a clarisonic. Does anyone know if I can use cleansing oils with it?

Book Klubs / Re: November 2012 Group Book Count
« on: November 03, 2012, 12:00:00 pm »
I am really enjoying it.

Book Klubs / Re: November 2012 Group Book Count
« on: November 03, 2012, 08:12:06 am »
In Progress
Les Miserables, Hugo

Harry Potter 1-4

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Do You Care Which Font Your eBooks Display In?
« on: November 03, 2012, 06:36:03 am »
Don't care. Never really have cared. I do change fonts sometimes, because I can and some look better in larger fonts for when I don't have my contacts in.

I had Amazon close my account and lock me out a year or two ago. I posted about it on the board somewhere. When it happened I just woke up with a new email that said my account had been closed and I had lost all access to Amazon or kindle library. They said it was for multiple accounts. They didn't wipe my kindle though.

I called and told them I didn't have multiple accounts and asked them to escalate it because if there was another account it was fraud- or identity theft, or something. They keep it closed until they found the problem, someone had gotten my credit card number and set an account up. Amazon shut down theirs. We turned in a report of fraud, got a new card, password ect. And I was back up. I did appreciate them doing it because it could have caused a huge hassle. But if I hadn't called my account would have stayed frozen and who knows what would have happened to the other one. But at least Amazon's action triggered me to call. And I am grateful.

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