The following is a brief review of a brief overview. I am a fan of Kindle Unlimited (KU) and frequently mention it in my book reviews as a good alternative to the high costs of books in my expat living situation (Indonesia).
Kindle Unlimited: Is It Right for YOU? by Charles Wright is described in the following subtitle: “A Brief Guide to Understand the Positives and Negatives.” At eleven pages, it meets the requirements of brief. For me, the authorship was confusing. Released in 2015 by author Sherry Everett, it appears here as written by Charles Wright. I will place my question about why this is so in the basket for things I no longer care about and will not investigate further. Because I am an avid fan of Kindle Unlimited (it works well for me) I wanted to see what others thought the negatives were. Being a positive person, here we go.
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Stop a Murder: How by J. A. Konrath is at least one-half an activity book for readers who love mysteries and are getting a little bit smug about always getting to a solution before the author is finished providing clues. In this case, the always entertaining Konrath invites readers to help prevent a murder. Konrath has received emails from a criminal planning a murder, the criminal baits Konrath with clues that when followed might lead the author to prevent a murder. Along the way, the unknown sender taunts and baits Konrath by insulting his previously published works as well as his overall abilities and intelligence. Konrath has a plan.
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This looks like a fun thing to do.
Twittering Tales #59 – 21 November 2017
is a project from the awesomely prolific Kat Myrman. This week’s photo prompt
Hands by Pexels at Pixabay.com
led me to write the following within the new limits of 280 characters.
Old together but the sound is still sweet. Lady Clairol matches hair to your black keys. New teeth match your white keys. Couldn’t do much about the hands but it’s the sound that’s important. The sound is as ever. Piano rolls never go out of style.
Go check out her site. There is a new activity daily.
Hourly History books are just what they say, readers should be able to get through them in an hour. They are highlights of historically significant events and personalities. I am sure academic historians could savage these summaries by pointing out that not all points of view were considered, the lens of cultural sensitivity may not have been attached, and even some dates might be disputed by experts. I hazard a guess that it was not the goal of writers involved with this project to forestall any and all objections by learned authorities. I don’t think such criticisms are fair. Rather, try this. As you go through one of these works, highlight something new you learned. There is a lot of general knowledge stuff here but you may be surprised to discover one or two things you didn’t previously consider. One of the things I found the authors of this project do well: they look at world events going on at the same time and the possible effects of peripheral events on the topic under discussion.
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Taiwan Tales: One Country, Eight Stories: A Multicultural Perspective by the eight authors listed below attracted me because of one word: multicultural. I look for books written in English by non-native English speakers. I can then point them out to my non-native English students as an example of the skillful, clever, and artistic use of English by non-native English speakers (and writers). Here are my impressions of eight short stories.
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