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12 Sites Every Kindle Owner Should Really Know About. Kindles are awesome.

12 Sites Every Kindle Owner Should Really Know About

In fact, I know several colleagues who once hated the idea of a Kindle but became converts as soon as they tried one. But as awesome as Kindles are out of the box, there are a handful of third-party sites that you should be using to get even more out of your Kindle. Why You Should Buy a Kindle, Even If You Love Real Books Why You Should Buy a Kindle, Even If You Love Real Books In just one week I've been convinced that the Kindle is the future of reading. The Kindle offers everything you love about books, but with a few added extras that justify the whole expense. Read More If you don’t own a Kindle yet, here’s why you should consider it: e-readers are much easier on the eyes, have dramatically longer battery lives than smartphones and tablets, and allow you to carry around thousands of books everywhere you go.

Thinking of getting one? 1. One of the worst aspects of the Kindle Store (and Amazon products in general) is the interface. The Best 6 Sites to Get Free Ebooks. Advertisement Book lovers all over the world are starting to wake up and smell the coffee: ebooks are way better than paper books.

The Best 6 Sites to Get Free Ebooks

The benefits are many, like not having to lug around a 10-pound doorstop, being able to bring your whole library with you everywhere, and backing up your entire library to the cloud. Looking for new books to read? Book recommendations without the cover. Book Marks: The book review aggregator. My favorite books of 2015 — Kristin Williams. 50 Non-Fiction Books About Japan. The other day I was sorting through my book cupboard and getting things organised and I began leafing through some of the books about Japan I have read over the years.

50 Non-Fiction Books About Japan

6 Young Adult Takes on Literary Classics. “Stop having them read The Great Gatsby.”

6 Young Adult Takes on Literary Classics

The weight of this statement hit me hard. First, because it came from a former student as we sat over coffee, catching up on life. He was the type of student described more than once by colleagues as, “Too smart for his own good,” and one who challenged me on multiple levels as a teacher. The second reason his directive to stop teaching a classic: We had bonded over our mutual love and respect of that very novel, The Great Gatsby. Euphoria by Lily King. I found out about this book by proofreading one of my library’s booklists.

Euphoria by Lily King

I can’t even remember which one, because I waited forever on hold and now the details are fuzzy. This happens to me a lot – I request something, and then when it comes I think “why did I request this?” But I usually read/listen to it anyway. It was probably on the “Historical Fiction” list. The book is about anthropologists studying the tribes along the Sepik River in New Guinea in the 1930s. How to Plan a Cycling Trip in Japan. Listen Up, Book Lovers: 10 of the Best Podcasts for Bibliophiles. Finding a good podcast, no matter the subject, makes me happy.

Listen Up, Book Lovers: 10 of the Best Podcasts for Bibliophiles

As a proud bibliophile myself, I am thrilled to get the chance to share some of my favorite podcasts about books and literature, as well as some crowd-sourced suggestions I wish I had been listening to for years. There is some solid content here, so if you have the time to spare and are always on the lookout for great book recommendations, look no further. These will keep your “to read” list full, and offer some insightful commentary into the lives of authors everywhere. Books on the Nightstand. How to Self-Publish your Book (for cheap) and get it Listed on Amazon. Someone once told me that there is a book inside all of us – but few get the chance to ever pluck that idea from their head and transfer it to print.

How to Self-Publish your Book (for cheap) and get it Listed on Amazon

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. This book may be about mortality, but surprisingly it isn’t depressing at all (though it may trigger depressing thoughts in those with relatives in end-of-life care situations).

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

My book club just finished discussing it Sunday, and since most of us have dealt with or are currently dealing with end-of-life care for our relatives, it sparked good discussion. Gawande is a medical doctor. In this book, he shares the stories of patients with terminal illnesses and patients who are looking for options as they age and become unable to care for themselves independently. He tells of some approaches that have work for nursing homes, assisted living communities, and hospice. Most importantly, he discusses the elephant in the room: why are so many doctors focusing on treatment to prolong patients’ lives, and not on palliative care to make what time they have left more pleasant? 25 YA Novels Everyone — Even Adults — Should Read. It’s a truism that kids’ books aren’t just for kids.

25 YA Novels Everyone — Even Adults — Should Read

Franchises like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games wouldn’t be nearly as successful if adults weren’t packing into theaters along with teens and tweens, and besides, the stigma against teen lit is so passé. YA is a rich, fascinating, and constantly evolving subset of literature, and it speaks volumes about the values literature passes on to subsequent generations. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: a Novel by Rachel Joyce. I just looked this book up in our library catalog to find a picture of the cover and saw that its genre link was “humorous stories”.

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: a Novel by Rachel Joyce

I wonder if the cataloger read the same book I did? This book is many things – sweet, sad, nostalgic, heartbreaking are all words that instantly come to mind – but humorous is NOT a word that I’d throw in, no matter how long I thought of words to describe it. There is humor in there, certainly, but it’s the dry, understated stiff-upper-lipped British kind. Anyway. Some great sites to try. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: a Novel by Rachel Joyce.