Tag: ebooks

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Movie Review Spoilers Inside

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Movie Review Spoilers Inside

You know a movie is going to be a disappointment when one of the trailers is for some bullshit animated film starring a Russian Santa Claus and an Easter Bunny that looks like he’s strung out on heroin. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter was a pretty awesome book, but I saw the movie tonight and have […]

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4th Generation Kindle 6″ eBook Reader With Special Offers First Impressions

4th Generation Kindle 6″ eBook Reader With Special Offers First Impressions

I review the base model 6″ Kindle eBook reader from Amazon. I bought it as a gift for my niece, and I think it makes an excellent entry-level device for those interested in reading eBooks. The virtual keyboard leaves something to be desired, but that may not matter to some users.

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Amazon Fire: First Impressions and Purchase Decision Tree

Amazon Fire: First Impressions and Purchase Decision Tree

Here are my first impressions on the Amazon Kindle Fire. It is great for consuming Amazon video and music. The rest of the device is a complex web of expectations and past experience. If you’ve never owned a tablet or Android device before, have a lot of Amazon content, and want a tablet form factor for less than $200, the Fire may be for you. Everyone else has some tough decisions to make.

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Amazon Prime Kindle Lending Library First Impressions

Amazon Prime Kindle Lending Library First Impressions

The Kindle Lending Library available to Amazon Prime members allows you to check out a small number of eBooks, but the system leaves a lot to be desired.

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“The Heart and the Fist” Book Review

“The Heart and the Fist” Book Review

I’d say my peer group has a 60% overlap in beliefs, education, and upbringing. The fringe topics include gun ownership, equal rights, social outreach, religion, and economics. As I type that list out, I realize that’s just about every important topic ;). I guess what I am trying to say is that while I share […]

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Kindle book review

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Kindle book review

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the two types of books I read: educational “brain” books and entertainment-only “fun” books. Since then I’ve read three more books. One was about the Crusades, and was obviously very serious. On the complete other end of the spectrum was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. […]

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Brain books and Fun books, and how the Amazon Kindle fired up more reading

Brain books and Fun books, and how the Amazon Kindle fired up more reading

I’ve been a reading kick lately. A very good friend of mine sent me a Kindle as a “survive the new move in a hostile environment” gift at the start of 2011. The cold, motorcycle-unfriendly weather and the allure of a shiny new gizmo have helped me read a ton of books in the three […]

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mCover Black Leather Folio Cover for Kindle Review

mCover Black Leather Folio Cover for Kindle Review

I review the black leather folding cover for the third generation Kindle made by mCover. It is an inexpensive, effective, no-frills cover. I like it despite a problematic elastic band that keeps the cover shut but is hard to manipulate.

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eBook “renting,” an idealistic request for a different eBook paradigm

eBook “renting,” an idealistic request for a different eBook paradigm

I used to read a lot when I was younger. My father had a rule: I had to go into my bedroom at 9PM, but could stay up as long as I wanted as long as I read. It was a win-win for everyone. My father got some quiet time, I read a ton, and […]

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