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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Three new Kindle books...

I really do prefer paper books, but how can I pass up a title for 99 cents on my Kindle, when I would have to pay $3.99 s&h if I bought it in paper? No matter how cheap it was it sure adds up! Plus, I can read my Kindle without a lamp close by in the evening. So, I guess I'm going to take the middle road. Some of each!

Here are the three books I bought yesterday for a grand total of about $3.97!

 
Melissa over at The Book of Common Life had a quote from Through the Looking Glass in her sidebar. It occurred to me that this is a book I want to read "someday". I love the old hardback cover, but the hardback antique version was like $44. I can still enjoy looking at the picture of the cover and read the book for 99 cents. :)

Next...
I have a couple of Tozer's books on my shelves and haven't finished them, but I do like him. I'm a sucker for Amazon's little technique of showing you "other books you might like".

And lastly...
C.S. Lewis edited this book of selections from George MacDonald's writings. I believe it's set up like a devotional with 365 readings. I've read a little of George MacDonald's work. Lewis just loved him, but I don't always love the books that Jack loved. ;) I read Phantastes and thought it sort of "meh". But I'm going to give his works another shot. (I LOVE C.S. Lewis, but find that I have a hard time with his theological writings. I get a headache trying to follow him and give up. I've tried to read "Mere Christianity" several times and haven't gotten very far. But I especially adore his letters to friends and family. And I love his children's books and space trilogy.)

Just finished...
I really liked it. She makes you cry a lot. She said that one lady sent her an email which said, "So much talk. So little said," or something to that effect. I have to say, she is a little wordy. But she spends a lot of time building scaffolding so that when she gets to her main point it has more meaning. I got this one for free back when she had a big free book giveaway. I downloaded 14 of her books! Yikes! Will I ever finish them?

So, I'm sitting home watching a pretty snowfall out the window. Think I'll do some reading and maybe clean a bathroom. You all have a great day!

Shalom to all.

9 comments:

  1. Kindle Unlimited is nice because for 7 dollars a month, you can download ten books at a time and then read them and "give them back" .
    Beth Moore loves women and feels such compassion for them. She does have an extremely chatty writer's voice, lots of words. I like her heart and I appreciate her diligence. I never feel like I have to read anything! Ha! No need for book goals, but definitely a need for other goals for me!

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    1. Kindle Unlimited sounds like a good deal, but I don't read enough and I would feel like I had to if I was paying a monthly fee. Some of my books I won't read for years! :) No book goals here either. They can wait patiently.

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  2. Lisa, I check out ebooks from the county library, via Overdrive, and don't have to pay anything. I now have it set up for both my Kindle Paperwhite and my Nextbook 8 (Nook and Google books). I also buy from B&N whatever I can for 99 cents or else just read the free ones. About my archived blog. It is on Wordpress and has been inactive for 2 1/2 years. My sister's blog is also on Wordpress and she only posts a few times a year. WP doesn't seem to mind if one is inactive. I don't know about Blogspot.

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    1. I might have to learn how to do that at the library! I looked around on BlogSpot and came to the conclusion that my blogs are probably pretty safe. Some folks are ASKING to delete their blogs and can't seem to. :)

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  3. Gosh these are really interesting recommendations and we are promised more than a little snowfall next week- hmmm! I decided over Christmas that I much prefer paper to Kindle but you're right- you can gather things up so cheaply from that beautifully named whispernet!

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    1. Happy reading whether on paper or a gadget, Mags! :)

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  4. I can imagine your nice environment with the soft snowflakes! And you sitting in your lovely house reading and meditating and working and dreaming and having faith in HIS never ending Grace...

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    1. It's a very nice picture you paint, Dori! :) I hope you are doing likewise.

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  5. I had no idea about that C.S. Lewis book on MacDonald. I will definitely check that one out! Currently I am conflicted about books that are either $9.99 on Kindle or $4 including shipping, bought used. My payment for the latter format is WAITING.

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