In the face of social distancing and high demand, NYC libraries trying everything

The City is a new online and email publication that is already producing some fine investigative reporting about the NYC area. http://thecity.nyc/2020/05/nyc-public-libraries-mull-grab-and-go-book-pickup-service.html May 26, 2020 NYC Public Libraries Mull Grab-and-Go Book Pickup Service By Reuven Blau@ReuvenBlau The New York Public Library is ramping up electronic materials` during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY … Continue reading In the face of social distancing and high demand, NYC libraries trying everything

When did a book last make you laugh out loud — in public?

And now I'm wondering how many of these are available in Kindle format? https://bookriot.com/2016/05/24/books-that-made-us-laugh-out-loud-in-public/ Books That Made Us Laugh Out Loud In Public Claire Handscombe May 24, 2016 Blurbs often claim that a book is “hilarious” or “laugh-out-loud funny.” Usually, though, let’s be honest: they are chucklesome at best. We might smile, or draw a … Continue reading When did a book last make you laugh out loud — in public?

What I’m reading now and will be opening soon

Am still forced to spend a great deal of my time at home so reading is an essential pursuit. Have temporarily added HBO to my perennial NetFlix and Amazon Prime. Focusing on the series proprietary to that network. But reading is crucial. On hand from the Kindle Unlimited program: The Secret, Book & Scone Society … Continue reading What I’m reading now and will be opening soon

Expert Kindle users!! I need help deleting inactive subscriptions

Frankly I'm not even sure that there's a way to complete this task, but am sending this question out to the world. When I got my first Kindle in 2007, I briefly subscribed to a magazine and a newspaper that were delivered to the device. I preferred reading them elsewhere and promptly cancelled the subscriptions. … Continue reading Expert Kindle users!! I need help deleting inactive subscriptions

10 best audiobook apps for Android

Most of these apps are also available for iOS. And, of course, many either stand alone either in devices or over the internet. For me, the issue is really how many different sources you want to juggle. [from article] Audiobooks are all the rage right now. It's like reading a book but without needing your … Continue reading 10 best audiobook apps for Android

Useful tips for experienced and new Amazon Kindle owners

I've been an avid Amazon Kindle user since the first generation. Yes, I do buy books and take them out of the library but 90% of my reading is on the Kindle. I've gotten many others hooked just by virtue of my enthusiasm. You would think I would know every single tweak of making Kindles … Continue reading Useful tips for experienced and new Amazon Kindle owners

Want to go crazy? Try signing up for several streaming services

Hasn’t it occurred to any of the streaming services that we can add? AND notice the number of bills showing up in our mail or email? I love going to the movies. So before I go into the irritation of monthly bills, here's a shout-out to my nearby single screen theatre showing foreign, documentary, and … Continue reading Want to go crazy? Try signing up for several streaming services

As if publishers aren’t already raking in cash from ebook sales to libraries — read this

The approach of publishers (particularly MacMillan) to offering ebooks for distribution by libraries is utterly infuriating. Ebooks cost more at the beginning for libraries than books on paper and they have a finite shelf life after which they must be repurchased. MacMillan adds the wrinkle that they will only let a library have a single … Continue reading As if publishers aren’t already raking in cash from ebook sales to libraries — read this