Bill Gates’ list of 5 great books for summer

https://www.gatesnotes.com/About-Bill-Gates/Summer-Books-2022? 5 great books for the summer I loved all of them and hope you’ll find something you enjoy too. By Bill Gates June 06, 2022 As I was putting together my list of suggested reading for the summer, I realized that the topics they cover sound pretty heavy for vacation reading. There are books here … Continue reading Bill Gates’ list of 5 great books for summer

Lengthy interview of George R.R. Martin of “Game of Thrones”

George RR Martin: ‘I don’t understand how people can come to hate so much something that they once loved’ The ‘Game of Thrones’ creator sits down with Kevin E G Perry at the Santa Fe Literary Festival to discuss toxic fans, the enduring influence of Marvel’s Stan Lee, and the new HBO series ‘House of the Dragon’ … Continue reading Lengthy interview of George R.R. Martin of “Game of Thrones”

Bill McKibben close to despair about America’s ideals

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/31/books/review/bill-mckibben-flag-cross-station-wagon.html Bill McKibben, American Idealist, Sours on America’s Ideals Credit...Jesse Reed BUY BOOK ▾ When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. By Timothy Egan May 31, 2022 THE FLAG, THE CROSS, AND THE STATION WAGONA Graying American Looks Back at His Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell HappenedBy … Continue reading Bill McKibben close to despair about America’s ideals

Terrific 2022 audiobook choices

bookriot.com/best-audiobooks-2022/ THE BEST AUDIOBOOKS 2022 HAS TO OFFER (SO FAR!) Kendra Winchester May 31, 2022 This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I love few things more than settling in for a long drive or a night in with an audiobook. I’ve smiled to myself as … Continue reading Terrific 2022 audiobook choices

Old Kindles won’t be able to buy new e-books starting in August

https://www.androidpolice.com/kindle-purchases-shutdown/amp/ Old Amazon Kindles won't be able to buy new e-books starting in August BYAROL WRIGHT, published May 25, 2022 Amazon will give you 30% off a new one if this change pushes you to upgrade Amazon got its start as an online marketplace for books back in the '90s, so it only makes sense … Continue reading Old Kindles won’t be able to buy new e-books starting in August

Books readers wish they’d opened earlier

http://www.bookbub.com/blog/popular-books-i-wish-i-read-sooner? Books I Wish I Had Read Sooner: 28 Readers Share By BookBub•Updated: May 12, 2021•6 min read We’ve all seen it happen: A book becomes popular, and suddenly everyone is talking about it. For one reason or another, you don’t read it right away — and when you do, you wonder, “Why didn’t I read this … Continue reading Books readers wish they’d opened earlier

Amazon Kindle software fix arriving

goodereader.com/blog/kindle/amazon-releases-new-kindle-update-which-solves-many-bugs Amazon releases new Kindle update which solves many bugs May 18, 2022 By Michael Kozlowski 6 Comments Amazon released the 14.3 firmware update a couple of weeks ago and pulled it within a day, before too many Kindles downloaded and installed it. This is primarily due to a large number of bugs. The update had an adverse effect on battery … Continue reading Amazon Kindle software fix arriving

Elderly lady sleuths in books — a love letter

bookriot.com/old-lady-sleuths/? ELDERLY WOMEN UP TO NO GOOD: LOVING OLD LADY SLEUTHS P.N. Hinton May 13, 2022 This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. A strange thing seems to happen when you become elderly. In the span of a few years, people treat you are incapable of … Continue reading Elderly lady sleuths in books — a love letter

How our brains react to books and audiobooks that we love

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20220506-how-our-brains-work-when-we-love-a-book-or-audiobook How to survive the 'post-book blues' By Howard Timberlake 8th May 2022 Empathy and imagination help us to engage when we enjoy a book or an audiobook – but why do we feel so sad when we come to the end? Howard Timberlake survives the post-book blues. In recent weeks my world has been … Continue reading How our brains react to books and audiobooks that we love

An elegant history of the forgotten river between China and Russia

This is a beautiful piece of writing about an author unknown to me altho Jan Morris (to whom he's compared) is a favorite. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-amur-river-review-russia-china-border-where-empires-divide-and-rivalries-begin-11633123915 ‘The Amur River’ Review: Where Empires Divide and Rivalries Begin An enchanting waterway separates China and Russia. Its history is filled with dread. A view of the Chinese shore of the … Continue reading An elegant history of the forgotten river between China and Russia

Amazon rolls back the 5.14.3 firmware update to 5.14.2

goodereader.com/blog/kindle/amazon-rolls-back-the-5-14-3-firmware-update-to-5-14-2 Amazon rolls back the 5.14.3 firmware update to 5.14.2 May 5, 2022 By Michael Kozlowski 6 Comments Amazon released a new firmware update last week that introduced new features for sorting and viewing your library and collections. They are provided a clearer message when the Kindles battery is low. Apparently,  there were some serious problems with this update and … Continue reading Amazon rolls back the 5.14.3 firmware update to 5.14.2