Tommy Orange wins an award for “There There” — definitely worth reading

"There There" is a debut novel about twelve urban Native Americans who plan to attend a pow wow in Oakland, California. I was a bit concerned that the novel might be filled with cliches -- but it's not. The device Orange has chosen allows him to describe how people establish their identity, live with the … Continue reading Tommy Orange wins an award for “There There” — definitely worth reading

Feminism in sci-fi/fantasy has mirrored and predicted our world

This genre has always had a wealth of materials for dreaming and striving. Its portrayal of women has sometimes been demeaning or absurd, but there are also books of wonder and great joy. This list is only the tip of the iceberg. https://theportalist.com/feminism-through-the-ages-10-powerful-sci-fi-and-fantasy-books? Feminism Through the Ages: 11 Powerful Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Spanning decades, … Continue reading Feminism in sci-fi/fantasy has mirrored and predicted our world

If you’ve always wondered how an Amazon Kindle works, here’s your technical article

Fair warning. This is a long and far more detailed than most casual Kindle users will want, but if you're somewhat of a geek and want to look at an early discussion of the choices made and why, have fun. https://computer.howstuffworks.com/tablets/kindle-paperwhite.htm/printable

Louise Penny is putting out another Gamache mystery

Louise Penny is one of my favorite mystery writers. Not only are her characters real, her plots interesting, but the community she writes about feels like a second home where I care about everyone. Her newest book will be out in Kindle format on August 27th. From MacMillan's email to me: The air is thick … Continue reading Louise Penny is putting out another Gamache mystery

Kindles were on sale briefly and have now had a (slight) upgrade

I grabbed the bottom Amazon Kindle for a loaner when priced last week at $49.99 (without special offers) and encouraged a friend to buy an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite at $99.99. Turns out the sale preceded minor improvements to both versions but not enough to regret the purchases. The bottom level Amazon Kindle is receiving the … Continue reading Kindles were on sale briefly and have now had a (slight) upgrade

13 Quirky tips for Amazon Kindle users

Several of these tips are well-known and publicized. Others explain items that were a mystery to me (Matchbooks anyone?). A reference for your files. https://www.pcmag.com/feature/333467/13-kindle-paperwhite-tips-every-reader-needs-to-know 13 Kindle Paperwhite Tips Every Reader Needs to Know The Kindle Paperwhite is pretty easy to use, but there are a few tricks to get the most out of Amazon's … Continue reading 13 Quirky tips for Amazon Kindle users

Now a memoir about Alex Honnold’s triumph at El Capitan

NONFICTION Chills, Thrills and Spills: How Alex Honnold Conquered El Capitan Yosemite’s El Capitan.CreditCredit Mark Synnott BUY BOOK ▾ When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. By Blair Braverman March 7, 2019+ THE IMPOSSIBLE CLIMB  Alex Honnold, El Capitan and the Climbing Life By Mark Synnott When he was 10, … Continue reading Now a memoir about Alex Honnold’s triumph at El Capitan