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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:27 am 
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Thank you, Frelgita! :foryou:

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Tolkien's The Fall of Arthur and The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun are now both available for Kindle.

Mentioning on the off-chance that Hoffers exist who may not consider this a blasphemy. *ducks and runs*

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I get the feeling I'm talking to myself a little here, but what the heck - in case there are some silent readers of this, Amazon has a series of Kurt Vonnegut books for $1.99 each today in honour of his birthday.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/r ... 91&ie=UTF8

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I always check out this thread when it lights up! I get the Kindle daily deal emails, and sometimes glance at them and toss them. I did today (this is the third or fourth time Slaughterhouse-Five has come around), so your post here is the first I've heard that there are more Vonnegut titles available.

Also, it's good to get jogged when something especially interesting is on offer. I come here and post when something I'm excited about is included in the deal.

(As for Vonnegut, I've read five or six of his books and he wore me out, alas.)

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I always check this thread, too. And occasionally contribute. ;)

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Vonnegut is rather intense. ;)

Thanks for the cooee, Prim and Frelgita.

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I always check this thread when it lights up to, even though I never say anything. Your updates are always appreciated, Impish.

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I check too, Imp, now that I've been converted to the Kindle fraternity. :)


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I mentioned this over in Bag End, but it seemed apropos: Amazon suggested I might be interested in the anthology my short story appears in. Very thoughtful of them. :D

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I get that all the time with my book; at least a dozen times, maybe more. I both chuckle and roll my eyes every time.

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Linky?

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To the anthology at Amazon?

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Yes.

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FQ6I7JY/ref=pe_160490_55407210_em_1p_0_ti

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$1.99 on Kindle today, Night Train to Memphis, a Vicky Bliss mystery by Elizabeth Peters, the author of Amelia Peabody series. Vicky is the modern day Amelia with her own Master Criminal nemesis/sometimes partner, although the stories tend to be more lightweight.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CH3DB

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There are a huge number of Kindle books on sale today (probably to bring in people who unwrapped their first Kindles yesterday). As an example, 200 romance books including well over a dozen Georgette Heyer Regencies for $1.99:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/r ... 51&ie=UTF8

Click around! And although these are U.S. deals, I would be surprised if there weren't a similar sale on other iterations of Amazon.

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Some pretty good books in the DotD today, including Gaiman, Bradbury, and every Miss Marple story in a set.

http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-eBooks/b/? ... ws_1178-20

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‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
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My Kindle died. :wimper:

My original keyboard Kindle.

I'm reading on my phone. It works; it's words stringing together into a story, but I don't like it. Too small.

I've ordered the new paperwhite with inbuilt light source and all kinds of new techno bells and whistles (contextual dictionary...not sure what that means). It will be here (so they say) on Friday.

But it will never be the same.

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Sympathies, Impy! :(

My Kindle is the keyboard one, too. Three years and counting. My dad and Mr. Prim both have the Paperwhite and love it. It's small and tidy, and you can read in poor light, and the touchscreen is something the Kindle really needed from the start. The little cursor keys and slow scrolling are not my favorite feature of this device.

But I will miss my big old physical keyboard when it goes. Maybe I'm a Luddite, but I like it when keyboards are large enough to use and give some physical feedback when you type.

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Need a new Kindle? Look no further:


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