TKC 184 Kindles in Paradise

Mike and Julie Brown

I recorded this episode during our last two days at Maho Bay Camps on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, after 10 days off the Internet. I’m back in Denver now, catching up with the news, and will resume regular episodes next week from Cambridge, Mass., for TKC 185.

Kindles were much in evidence in paradise. I had a chance to speak with Mike and Julie Brown of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, who are conducting an intriguing comparison of e-readers. Mike has a Nook Simple Touch, and Julie’s e-reader is a Kindle Keyboard WiFi. Their interview begins at 24:06. The next day, I spoke with Chris and Julie DONNA Bredlow of Moorhead, Minnesota, who were staying at the nearby Cinnamon Bay campground. Their interview begins at 34:41. Books mentioned by Chris and Julie: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford and Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football by John U. Bacon.


Donna and Chris Bredlow

Here are links to other books and topics mentioned in this week’s show:

Kindle Formatting by Joshua Tallent and How to Format Perfect Kindle Books by Steven Lewis.

Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller. “The Male Mystique of Henry Miller” by Jeanette Winterson, which is her review of Renegade: Henry Miller and The Making of  “Tropic of Cancer.”  Click here for the audio of Sam Tanenhaus’s interview with Winterson on the Book Review podcast.

Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry. The Mission Song by John LeCarre. The New York Review of Books.  eFiction Magazine. This Is Herman Cain! by Herman Cain. Getting Things Done by David Allen. Expositions of Holy Scripture St. Luke  by Alexander Maclaren.

Next Week’s Guest will be Peter Meyers, author of Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual, available for Kindle preorder at Amazon for $9.99, with delivery set for February 15.

The Next Google Plus TKC video hangout will be Wednesday, February 15 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. If you’d like to receive an invitation, please email me at PodChronicles AT Gmail dot com.

Our cabin-tent at Maho Bay Camps

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Comments 5

  1. Julie wrote:

    That was a fun listen as you interviewed those couples.

    On the MobileRead forum there are folks who look into the ‘guts’ of the KSO and will say what the upcoming offers are, so I suspect the ad was cached in your Kindle while you were on WiFi to be displayed at a specific time.

    Posted 11 Feb 2012 at 4:40 pm
  2. Stephen wrote:

    I Also loved hearing the interviews of the kindle owners. Curious if you saw anyone with a Fire?

    Posted 11 Feb 2012 at 7:29 pm
  3. Len Edgerly wrote:

    Stephen, I never saw a Fire on St. John, but I’m pretty sure the woman sitting behind me on the plane from Denver to Boston yesterday had one.

    Posted 11 Feb 2012 at 8:57 pm
  4. Hattie wrote:

    I am seeing them all over the place now. A lot of people got Kindles of various kinds for Christmas.

    Posted 14 Feb 2012 at 12:16 pm
  5. Pat Montgomery wrote:

    I just finally got a chance to listen to the end of this broadcast. Also loved the sound effects of the rain and bugs or whatever they were.
    You mentioned something about the one month lending period for the Amazon Prime eBook loans. I think I read that everyone’s ability to get their next book changes on the first day of the following month. You don’t have to actually wait until the 30 days is up from your date of lending. I tried it last month and it switched over on the first of February although my 30 days wouldn’t be up until somewhere around the 15th. So it just means that you get one book during each calendar month.
    Hope that I am understanding and stating it correctly. You do have to return the book you have borrowed in order to get the next one.

    Posted 26 Feb 2012 at 2:06 am

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