Tag Archives: Kindle


Is it a bird? Is it a book? Why, it’s my new e-reader cover. For $10 (due to “labor intensity”), Books Beyond Bars will sell you one of these nifty covers that they hand made. The covers came from books that … Continue reading

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Pushing Audible

Remember this? This was when the Kindle was new and Amazon used to market it heavily by, among other things, displaying a little “Tell the Publisher! I’d like to read this on Kindle” button next to books that weren’t already … Continue reading

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That Would Spoil Everything.

People who need to possess the physical copy of a book, and not merely an electronic version, are in some sense mystics. We believe that the objects themselves are sacred, not just the stories they tell. We believe that books … Continue reading

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A Little Obsession of Mine

Completely indefensible: I like cheap books, and in pursuit of such books, I spend way too much time online looking for bargains. Specifically, I like cheap Kindle e-books because a) I own a Kindle, and b) e-books are like cocaine, … Continue reading

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On the Fifth Day of Christmas

(Or thereabout) I bought for myself One Kindle Touch Two tea cups Three holiday cards Four fiction books And five golden rings to be worn in debtor’s prison. Photo of chain ring from Papalars’s photo stream.

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News! News! Big News!

Big news from Amazon today, folks! Amazon is now offering its very own Kindle lending library. For free! Free! I’m breathless with excitement (and from using so many exclamation marks within a short period of time). However, please note that the lending … Continue reading

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Kindle! Libraries! E-lending!

I’m breathless, folks! Big news over the wire: as of today, Kindle users can borrow ebooks from Overdrive, provided that their libraries are in Overdrive network. This is huge. Until this announcement, lending capability on the Kindle has been effectively zero … Continue reading

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