Books on my Kindles #2 (part 4)
This is a continuation of a recent series of posts:
in which I list and talk about the books I currently have downloaded to my Kindles. For more information on this, see that first post linked above.
Listed in the previous posts:
- The City on the Edge of Forever (at AmazonSmile*)
- Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change your Life (at AmazonSmile*)
- These Are The Voyages, TOS, Season One ( Season One Book 1)(at AmazonSmile*)
- These are the Voyages – TOS: Season Two (at AmazonSmile*)
- Ghosts: True Encounters with the World Beyond (at AmazonSmile*)
- The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins (at AmazonSmile*)
- Wild and Untamed Thing: Richard O’Brien – the LOST interview (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping)
- Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind: Selected Writings of John A. Keel (at AmazonSmile*)
- THE ROAD TO LOCH NESS (The Kodiak Books) (at AmazonSmile*)
- Batman Eternal (2014- ) #1 (at AmazonSmile*)
- Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less(at AmazonSmile*)
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (the one I have isn’t available any more, so no linking)
- The Rise of the Humans: How to outsmart the digital deluge (at AmazonSmile*)
- Emotional Intelligence 2.0 (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)
- A Game of Thrones 4-Book Bundle: A Song of Ice and Fire Series: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows (at AmazonSmile*)
- Horns: A Novel (at AmazonSmile*)
- This Explains Everything: 150 Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works (at AmazonSmile*)
- This Will Make You Smarter: 150 New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking (This Will Make You Smarter: 150 New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking)
- The Battle of $9.99: How Apple, Amazon, and the Big Six Publishers Changed the E-Book Business Overnight (Kindle Single) (at AmazonSmile*))
- A Long Way To Contentment (at AmazonSmile*)
- Crash Gordon and the Revelations from Big Sur (at AmazonSmile*)
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (at AmazonSmile*)
by Randall Monroe
4.8 stars out of 5, 145 customer reviews
borrowed through Kindle Unlimited
I’m enjoying this one a lot! The author (of the xkcd.com blog) takes bizarre hypothetical questions and explains with solid science as to whether or not they would work or what would happen. For example, if every human on Earth stayed away from all other humans for a couple of weeks, would the common cold die out? Monroe explains why it wouldn’t work…do you know why? Yes, there is math here, but you can gloss over it if you want. Importantly, there is also dry humor and wry cartoons (drawn by Monroe). Amazon has been promoting this book, and it’s been in People Magazine…it’s #57 paid in the Kindle store. That’s exactly the kind of book a lot of people want to see in Kindle Unlimited (which it is). Might also make a good gift. If you want to buy it, I’d suggest you list it at eReaderIQ.com. There may be price wars on this one, and eReaderIQ will send you a free e-mail when it goes down an amount you specify.
The Mind Boggles: A Unique Book of Quotations (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)
by Bufo Calvin (yes, that’s me)
3.2 stars, 4 customer reviews
purchased for $0.99
This is the only one of my books that I generally keep on all my devices…I do use the quotations from time to time when I write, so I like to have it handy.
How To Get Instant Trust, Belief, Influence and Rapport! 13 Ways To Create Open Minds By Talking To The Subconscious Mind (at AmazonSmile*)
by Tom “Big Al” Schreiter
4.7 stars, 176 reviews
purchased for $2.99
This is one of those I buy so I can read something that connects to work (I like to always be doing that).
I have more than one Oz collection (I’m a huge fan), and this is one I like. I’m actually re-reading it on my Paperwhite…planning to go straight through, then start over (I read it before I go to sleep). I’ve never been much of a re-reader, but I wanted to experiment with it. :) I’d really like to know it inside out, which used to be easier for me than it is now. I’ve been writing a few Oz things, and that would help. However, I really don’t read it on this device (my Kindle Fire HDX) right now, so I’ll probably take it off.
I haven’t really started this one yet. It was a gift, and I am looking forward to reading it.
My Significant Other like Grisham (and other legal novels), and bought this kids’ book by the popular author. I intend to read it at some point.
This was a gift. I’ve read this before, and it was great! I wanted to have it on my Fire, as a resource. They are writing new Doc Savage novels, and if I ever did write one some day, that would really be a fantasy for me. Doc is one of my literary heroes.
A Christmas Carol (the version I have is no longer available, so no link)
by Charles Dickens
I’m not sure why I have this on my Fire right now…I’ll remove it.
Delightfully Twisted Tales: Close Encounters of the Worst Kind (Volume One) (at AmazonSmile*)
by Nicky Drayden
4.0 stars, 11 customer reviews
got for free
I like short stories, so I thought I’d give this one a shot. I’d probably have to restart it…don’t recall much about it.
Pilkey (Captain Underpants, Dog Breath) can do hilarious children’s books (we liked Dog Breath a lot in our house). I think I bought this in part because I was testing something in the formatting.
In a bit of an Ouroborus, this is a comic book based on a TV show based on a comic book. :) I’ve finished it…I’ll remove it. It stars Frank Gorshin’s version of the Riddler…his manic performance in the first episodes really helped make the show a success. Gorshin was Emmy nominated for the part. The writing isn’t as clever as the series, and they take the advantage of the medium to do more set pieces, but it was worth reading.
I’ve heard that this book, from 1917, might be a precedent for Doc Savage (which started in 1933). Looking forward to seeing how it might line up.
Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century (at AmazonSmile*)
by Sean Patrick
4.1 stars, 2369 reviews
got for free
Tesla’s a remarkable person, and there is a lot of mythology involved. I’m interested in seeing what this book has to say.
I’d heard of Wool when Amazon introduced Kindle Worlds. This was a great price for it, and I knew the reviews were good…so I thought I’d try it, and see if I might want to write in that world. I have enjoyed what I’ve read so far, and I’m using it as sort of backup book…one to go to when I’m between things. Howey is now perhaps the most prominent of the pro-Amazon authors in the Hachazon-Amazon dispute (which I call the Hachazon War).
That takes care of my
As to our
I’m currently using the “guest Kindle”. I dropped my Mindle and did break it, so this has become my household non-Fire Kindle. The only thing I’m reading on it is the Oz collection above. There are a lot of other books on it, to make it simple for guests who use it. You can see those here:
Well, I hope you’ve found this listing interesting! It might give you some inspiration for books for yourself or as gifts…and it does give you a bit of insight into me, which I think some of you want.
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