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A random Prime Reading book (February 2018): The Revised Vault of Walt: Unofficial Disney Stories Never Told (The Vault of Walt Book 1)

February 3, 2018

A random Prime Reading book (February 2018): The Revised Vault of Walt: Unofficial Disney Stories Never Told (The Vault of Walt Book 1)

Since Amazon fuzzied up their search results, I can’t do the monthly Snapshots I’ve been doing for years. I wanted to think of something else I could do each month (not necessarily on the first).

I decided to pick a random book out of the

Prime Reading (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

books for the month.

Well, when I asked it to show me the catalog, it was still fuzzy, showing me that only that there were “over 1,000”. However, I could see that there were 72 pages of results!

So, I first asked Alexa to give me a random number from 1-72. It was twenty. Then, I counted the books on that page…there were 16 (that’s pretty standard, but the last page, for example, may not be 16). I had Alexa give me a random number from 1-16, and it was eight. This was based on the default sort.

That gave me the book. 🙂

The Revised Vault of Walt: Unofficial Disney Stories Never Told (The Vault of Walt Book 1) by Jim Korkis (foreword by Diane Disney Miller) (at AmazonSmile*)

4.3 stars out of 5 | 103 customer reviews | purchase price $5.99

I’m a Disney fan, and really enjoy going to the parks. My plan in picking a random book was to read it…even though I think I have read this one. 🙂

If you have Amazon Prime, you can read this at no additional cost.

From past polling of my readers, I don’t think that this blog is the right place to have “book club” posts, but this one a month is probably okay. Then, if (staring in March…to give people a chance to read it), you want to comment on the book on this post, I’m down with that. 🙂 Oh, and if they aren’t spoilery, of course you can post before that…

Let me know if you like the idea of this. I always like to experiment with new features. 🙂


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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

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