Tag: Kindle

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2014: My Year in Review

So, the end of another year. While I'm not a huge fan of celebrating New Year's Eve - people do tend to go over the top in making rash life-changing promises, while others get quite maudlin - I do find it useful to look back over the year and reflect on what I've really enjoyed ...

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Kindle-tastic

After months of deliberating, I bit the bullet over the weekend and bought myself the new Kindle Voyage from Amazon. I'd been looking at it online since it was made available in the UK, even putting in my "basket" on more than one occasion. But then noticing it had basically sold out and there was ...

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Some really “amazing adventures”…

Two nights ago, I finished what is now my favourite book of the year (so far!): Michael Chabon's "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay". I read his "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" earlier this year and loved every page. "...Kavalier and Clay" was even better. Set before the USA decided to join in the fun ...

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New Kindle Voyage announced

Very interested to read about Amazon's new Kindle models, especially the Kindle Voyage. I actually previously 'downgraded' from a Kindle Paperwhite as I missed the physical buttons and couldn't get used to tapping the screen to turn pages. I bought an older model Kindle 3G Keyboard on eBay and haven't looked back! But this new ...

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Review: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union

I finished this book last night, while struggling with an incredibly uncomfortable hotel bed. I can say without reservation that "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" was a joy to read from start to finish. From the opening page to its final sentence, it kept me hooked - which is no mean feat.  Set in an alternate history ...

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Kindle love

  Ah, Kindle love…I’m so glad I went back to a Kindle keyboard model. I’ve been tearing through books since I got it. It’s just so light and perfectly proportioned in the hand. I didn’t take to the on-screen tapping required when using the Kindle Paperwhite and much prefer physical buttons. It sounds silly, but the ...

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Going old school

People who know me associate me with gadgets and the frequent updating thereof. This usually takes the form of moving to new and more advanced versions of each piece of tech as they are released, so I can take advantage of each new aspect of functionality. Tech launches somehow (sadly) make me feel like I can’t live ...

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My 2014 Reading List

I love to read. The advent of the Kindle has been a god-send for me, as it allows me to read any number of books while on the go. I’m slightly unusual (slightly?) in that I like to have a few books on the go at any one time. For the last few years, I’ve ...

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Premature excitement?

So my heart was all aflutter at the thought of getting my grubby little mitts on on Kindle Matchbook. Yet this morning, Amazon emailed me to let me know about the new Kindle Paperwhite (really not sure it's worth my while upgrading) but there was a noticeable lack of mentions of Kindle Matchbook or indeed ...