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Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age -- From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between
Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age -- From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between
Offered by Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
Price: $10.37

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic resource for parents, grandparents et al, August 13, 2014
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This book is a goldmine of ideas, research, personal experience, and wisdom about how to introduce babies and children to the joys of reading in the fast-evolving digital age. Boog makes the story personal and entertaining by weaving in the reading experiences of his daughter, Olive. You'll never read a book to a child the same after reading Born Reading. You will be asking questions, playing games, and tapping the imagination in ways that will transform you both.


The Set-Up: A Jeremiah Funk Mystery (Jeremiah Funk Mysteries Book 1)
The Set-Up: A Jeremiah Funk Mystery (Jeremiah Funk Mysteries Book 1)
Price: $0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fast-Moving Detective Story Told in a Voice You Won't Forget, August 3, 2014
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What I love most about The Set-Up is the voice of the narrator, Jeremiah Funk, a detective who doesn’t own a gun and falls in love easily and often, beginning with his first love, Nancy McGuire. Jerry was 17 at the time and played his heart out in a football game against a rival school where Nancy, 16, was a cheerleader.

“She was beautiful,” Funk recalls. “That beauty that young girls get all of a sudden, and, if they’re lucky, maybe it lasts a few years—like a fresh, new, perfect blossom that just takes your breath away.” He stopped nearly every play Nancy’s team ran, winking at his princess each time he got up from the pile. She rewarded his dragon slaying with a brief and passionate bit of kissing at the end of the bleachers and a giggled assent when he asked if he could visit her home. Well, that visit didn’t go well when it turned out that Nancy was from a way different background that included an imperious butler and maid. It’s a poignant vignette told in Funk’s memorably matter-of-fact voice.

As for the story of The Set-Up, it moves quickly and entertainingly through a series of murders and mishaps set in Colorado. It turns out some bad guys from Detroit are after Funk from his days as a cop there. A drug raid that went bad ended up getting him badly shot and providing him with an ill-gotten windfall of $2 million in cash. It’s a well-told detective story that will keep your interest and make you smile along the way, for the sheer joy of listening to this tough-talking, romantic would-be dragon slayer tell it.


Wool: The Graphic Novel (Silo Saga)
Wool: The Graphic Novel (Silo Saga)
Price: $7.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Navigation design detracts from an excellent graphic novel, June 3, 2014
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I was disappointed to see that when I double tap on a panel in the book, it does not enable me to move from panel to panel. Instead, when I tap on the right side of my Kindle Fire HDX 7" (same on 8.9"), the view moves among four quadrants of each page. It starts at upper left, then to upper right, lower left, and lower right. Sometimes this messes up the flow of the text and illustrations and you have to move back to see what's next in the story.

By comparison, Watchmen uses the panel-by-panel navigation and is much easier to read on my HDX than Wool is.

Maybe this can be fixed in future books in the series? I hope so. The illustrations look terrific, and it's a shame for the clumsy navigation to detract from the enjoyment of the book.
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The Cowboy and the Cossack (Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscoveries)
The Cowboy and the Cossack (Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscoveries)
Price: $6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Simply wonderful!, August 6, 2013
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Thank you, Nancy Pearl and Amazon for bringing this terrific tale back into print. The characters are mythic but believably human, the plot pulled me round the world eager to find out what happens next, and the wisdom sayings of the cowboys and the Cossacks inspired me deeply. Nancy's introduction and afternotes add a great deal to the pleasure of reading this unforgettable book.


President Barack Obama: The Kindle Singles Interview (Kindle Single)
President Barack Obama: The Kindle Singles Interview (Kindle Single)
Price: $0.00

63 of 123 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well-prepared interview with the President, July 31, 2013
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Nice work on a very tight deadline by Kindle Singles editor David Blum. And thank you for making it available at no charge on Kindle. I wish a snippet of video had been included, to show the scene where the interview took place. Must have been surreal.
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The Battle of $9.99: How Apple, Amazon, and the Big Six Publishers Changed the E-Book Business Overnight (Kindle Single)
The Battle of $9.99: How Apple, Amazon, and the Big Six Publishers Changed the E-Book Business Overnight (Kindle Single)
Price: $1.99

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Overview of eBook price-Fixing Case, June 20, 2013
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This brief but thorough account of the struggle over eBook prices reads like a novel. FederalJudge Denise Cote will write the next chapter in her decision on the case against the only defendant who didn't settle - Apple. Meanwhile, this timely Kindle Single offers an enlightening and satisfying look at how we got to this point in the saga.


The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
Offered by Macmillan
Price: $9.79

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Awesome Accomplishment, June 15, 2013
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This book changed the way I see this country and what has become of it in the last several decades. The lives Packer portrays have dignity and meaning that advance the central theme of the unwinding of previous certainties and institutions that worked. It's a sad story mostly, except for how the human spirit keeps showing itself to be stronger than you'd think possible. I am convinced that this book will be seen decades hence as a brilliant, seminal portrayal of our era.


Superheroes in the Basement
Superheroes in the Basement
Price: $2.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Decent poems of growing up Chris Brogan, May 4, 2013
I enjoyed this collection of prose-like short poems. They show a side of this popular Internet consultant and speaker that we wouldn't otherwise know. It takes gumption to publish a book of poems. This is a worthy creation and a nice little read.


APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book
APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book
Price: $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, crisp, useful guide to book publishing, April 28, 2013
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If you are at all serious about writing, publishing, and selling a book you owe it to yourself to buy and study this one. You will find tools, philosophy, and smart advice for every step of the journey. It's also a joy to read, because the authors practice what they preach on how to be likeable. Highly recommended!


Pilot [HD]
Pilot [HD]
DVD
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Promising Pilot!, April 20, 2013
John Goodman is brilliant in this role of a worn-out, cynical Republican senator, and the other actors are very strong. It looks like a good ensemble that will tighten up and become more hilarious the longer the actors work together on a series.

It might help to work in a few equally flawed Democratic Senators in future episodes with guest appearances, to keep the appeal of the show as broad as possible for the warring ideological camps. I think anyone who follows politics, from the left or the right, will enjoy this, but the liberals will have their laughter heightened by their belief that the series portrays the "true colors" of their opponents.

The wrestling match with Stephen Colbert as the credits run is out of this world. I would have loved to see the out-takes on that one!


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