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Audio books

Back in my old couch potato days, I spent a lot of time reading, on my couch or bed.

Sitting too long is bad for this diabetic granny. So when I started being more active, I started listening to audio books more. I still read the printed word, of course, and thanks to Kindle I can read on the go.

But with audio books, I can listen to great stories when I’m walking, doing housework, or driving. And since I’m old, I don’t always sleep well, so my favorite audio books help me sleep through the night. Some of the narrators are great, others really stink. I bought an Audible book on sale, a Hercule Poirot story, and the narrator trying to capture Poirot’s heavy accent was horrible. I couldn’t understand a word.

I’m currently enjoying Agatha Christie’s The Moving Finger, narrated by Richard E. Grant. Shadow of Night, narrated by Jennifer Ikeda, is another good one (witches, daemons, and vampires in this All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness). And I’m about halfway through the Kinsey Millhone series written by the late Sue Grafton. And of course, I own many of the In Death stories by J.D. Robb, aka Nora Roberts. Susan Ericksen is the narrator of these books, and she’s great!

I’ve had an Audible account for a number of years, but I also recommend checking out your local library for audio books. I connect to my library with the OverDrive app.

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Downloading public library ebooks to Kindle

I’ve always known that I could download ebooks from my public library to my Kindle.

I’ve preferred to buy my Kindle books, for some strange reason. And there are usually some pretty good deals, from free to six bucks!

But since retirement is coming is 24 days (bwahahah), I’ve decided it’s time to start downloading books I want to read from my library to my Kindle.

And now, I’m going to pass on my new found knowledge (which you probably already know).

Here’s what I need to borrow ebooks from the library:
-A Kindle (I’ve got Kindle on my iPhone, my tablet, and my Kindle Fire).
-An account with my local library
-An account, of course!

I just go to the online site for my local library and look up titles. I look for the ebook option, click the download option, and choose my download option–Kindle, Adobe, pdf are some options. I click Kindle, and then I am directed to the site, where I request the book on my Kindle. If all copies of the ebook are in use, I just place a hold on the title. Then the library sends me an email when my title is available for download. When I'm done with the book, I simply go to my kindle account and request the ebook be returned to the library.


And free.

Y'all probably know how to do this already, but I'm still as impressed as hell.


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BOOK OF THE DAY: “Come the Shadows” by Wendy L. Young

BOOK OF THE DAY: “Come the Shadows” by Wendy L. Young.

via BOOK OF THE DAY: "Come the Shadows" by Wendy L. Young.

This is one of the things I love about Kindle–daily deals!

Check it out!

Everyone’s talking about: The Hunger Games

I was on the bus tonight, coming home from work, and the lady sitting next to me was reading her Kindle.
“What you reading?” Her friend asked.
“Catching Fire,” the lady answered, and without thinking I jumped into their conversation, telling them how much I loved reading this book, and that I’m waiting for “Mockingjay” to be delivered.
I’ve never seen these people before, probably won’t again, but we looked at one another, smiled, and wished each other good reading.
Books, be they paper or electronic, are great ice breakers on the commuter bus. Especially best selling books!
Good reading all!

New Kindle comes with advertisements – KTNV ABC,Channel 13,Las Vegas,Nevada,News,Weather,Sports,Entertainment,,Action News .:.

New Kindle comes with advertisements – KTNV ABC,Channel 13,Las Vegas,Nevada,News,Weather,Sports,Entertainment,,Action News .:.

I’m saving for a Kindle, but I won’t get this one!

Commercials make Gran cranky!

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