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Frelga wrote:I figured out how to send books from Libby on my phone to my Kindle, and my happiness instantly increased by 9%.
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RoseMorninStar wrote:
Frelga wrote:I figured out how to send books from Libby on my phone to my Kindle, and my happiness instantly increased by 9%.
Do tell.
It was very technical. :roll: at self. I had to select Read Books with Kindle in settings and then Read With Kindle when I opened the book.

The real obstacle was figuring out what account my Kindle is under. :doh:
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Sometimes it's the most obvious things that are difficult. We are expecting to jump through hoops. I'll have to give it a try and see what I can work out. My kindle is not the most up-to-date device.. so we shall see.
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What is Libby. Preciouss?

Can I use it in Oz?

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Impish, Libby is an app that lets you borrow ebooks and audiobooks from the library where you have a card. I don't know if it's US only, or if you could get a card at a US library with it.
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Overdrive works just as well, Imp. And is available worldwide.
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Excellent! Thank you for the information.

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He is so brilliant!
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Wow. Goosebumps!
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Is he going to be recording the entire book?

Edit: looks like the answer is at the end of the video. Squee!
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Now until October, a full cast an audio adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 'The Sandman' graphic novels is free in the U.S. and Australia on Audible with no membership required.

https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Sandman- ... B086WP794Z
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Network Effect is 2.99 on Amazon. And possibly on sale in other formats.
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"The long way to a small, angry planet " by Becky Chambers. Hugo Award winning series.

I'm only a quarter of the way through the first book of a four-part series, but it's such fun I wanted to share immediately.

This is soft sci-fi - all kinds of non-human species, sapients punching wormholes to create galactic highways - but even so, no shark-jumping.

Our heroes are a motley crew of 7 misfits from 4 different species (5 if you include the sapient ship AI) running a patched together tunnelling ship. They win a contract to punch a wormhole that connects a war-entrenched species in a very distant territory, and adventure ensues.

A little reminiscent of the exploits of the Serenity crew in Firefly but there appear to be no criminal endeavours (yet
... I'm only a quarter into the first book).
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I love this series, and the author. I recently finished the last one in this series, and the first one of her new series - A Psalm for the Well-Built.

Right now I’m re-reading Bujold’s Penric & Desdemona series. funny & well written.
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Now that I have some experience with an e-reader, I'll say: reading in bed is really annoying, since if you don't hold it in an awkward way, the orientation will suddenly flip.
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Jude, you should be able to lock it. For the whole tablet or just the kindle app.
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When I read from the Kindle App on my phone, if I touch the screen in the bottom right corner, an icon comes up that is either a locked or unlocked picture of a padlock. If it shows as unlocked the orientation shifts around, but if it shows as locked, it doesn't. I can toggle between the two by touching the icon when it is up on the screen.
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Thanks both - I found something in "Settings" that should do the trick. Tonight's reading session should be more enjoyable.
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