Ohhhh, thank you, Huckle! I had not looked at Early Bird yet this morning, but immediately scampered over there to see that I did indeed receive that offer. As you say, "favorite, often reread", so I of course clicked and bought. Thinking about it, I'm not entirely sure I ever read Ghost Train to the Eastern Star. If so, that's an extra treat in store.
Edited to say that I think I did in fact read the Eastern Star book, as I believe that is where Theroux re-encounters the "lost" passenger from Great Railway Bazaar (?). Anyway, in trying to figure that out, I came across this NPR broadcast & transcription which may be of interest to some: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93702596
Note that it's from October of 2017, so may or may not still work. I'm including a book deal from today to try it on, although because I'm several hours behind members in other parts of the world, I guess you have to pounce on the deals before they expire in US time. www.amazon.com/dp/B00555RFKI?tag=ebbdaily-20
Post by bixaorellana on Sept 10, 2019 17:49:30 GMT
As it happens, I bought the hardback of this book just a couple of weeks ago and am very pleased with it, as it's one of those cookbooks that inspire you to go cook something, whether or not you follow a recipe from it.
The digital edition is $1.99 usd today at Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google, and Kobo.
No Name "A tragic tale of family and misfortune from the author of The Woman in White When their beloved parents die in quick succession, Magdalen and Norah Vanstone find that their world has been torn asunder. Through a legal technicality, their father’s will renders them without a legitimate claim to their inheritance. All of their family’s money goes to their uncle, and the orphaned girls are left reeling. Reduced to utter poverty, Norah takes a job as a governess. But Magdalen is determined to win back what is rightfully theirs. In this deft and moving story, Wilkie Collins weaves a powerful narrative of justice and familial bonds. This ebook features a new introduction from Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices."
As I went to my oldest kindle today the screen is half normal, the rest is wavy lines that I can't get rid of. I also can't get to settings so should I assume the thing is dead? Any ideas? Seven years of pretty heavy use is not bad. I'd order another here in Paris but I'd get the one compatible with French downloads that would deny me access to the cheap links Bixa has found. Amazon.com won't ship a Kindle to France.
Fortunately I have a second Kindle here. Bixa's The Silent Duchess was a cheapie yesterday. I couldn't find it in my paper book stacks so I was glad to notice this.
I'm finding that with age, I read more and more on Kindle although I don't enjoy the experience as much as I do paper books.
Have you tried a reset? Hold the on button for ages until something out of the ordinary happens, then let go. Probably 10 - 15 secs and the screen may show a status bar where it is resetting. Also, if possible, connect to the internet - I know you can't get to the settings but maybe after a reset you might. It'll then download its own updates.
Thank you for the response. I've tried numerous restarts previously, this time no luck. I still get a a third of a screen that looks like lots of EKGs being recorded simultaneously. The rest of the page can be read and pages can be turned, I'm not that concerned as I feel more than seven years of heavy use was a good result. Turned off fully, the EKGs still show.
I'm reading on my browser a fascinating work highly and enthusiastically recommended by two anyporters. A Bedtime Story. I copied the whole thing
So distressing, Huckle! I just hate it when any device malfunctions, proving how attached I am to them. You say "my oldest Kindle" and talk about the reasons you wouldn't want to order one while in France, which I assume/hope means you have at least one other in Florida. I'm glad you have something to read, anyway, but copied?! Wow. Do you have the Kindle app on your browser? Definitely put it on your phone. That's where I do all my Kindle reading now, even though I have two tablets, each larger than the phone.
Here's a book with good reviews that should be of interest to many people here. I'm linking to the Amazon page because that's the one I get via email, but it appears that when an ebook is on deep discount at Amazon, the other outlets (Barnes & Noble, Kobo, etc.) are also offering it at that price.
Does anyone else automatically go to the three-star reviews when deciding whether or not to buy a book? To me it seems that the three-star reviewers are more likely to zero in on what it is about a book that makes it readable -- or not -- beyond mere plotline.
I comb the lists daily but missed this. I have read it and many others of his works on France. The Commune book, The Fall of Paris was particularly informative as was his on Algeria, A Savage War of Peace. Both were big long scholarly complicated reads requiring close attention but well worth the effort.
You are more than welcome, Huckle. I have noticed that books sometimes are listed in the wrong designation, meaning we can miss some that we'd like to read. Also thank you for the comments on the author's other books.
Thank you Bixa. It's been in my Camilleri collection for a while. He wrote several series of books. This is part of his series based on interesting snippets of Sicilian history he has found in his other research. He takes a short clip from a paper, a section of a letter, footnotes he found in another source and researches. His creations range from side slappingly funny to heartbreaking. Because they don't have the wide market range of the Montalbano books, few are translated.
And yet another Camilleri today! This one is particularly valuable for those of us who have not yet dipped a toe into the the Inspector Montalbano waters, as it's the first in the series and on sale today for $1.99 ~