TKC 280 Meg Griswold

SONY DSCUpper School English Teacher at Harpeth Hall in Nashville

Interview Starts at 19:39

I was really excited about the potential for social media, specifically Twitter—that students can highlight and tweet. How cool it would be if we could all follow each other, and we could be in our nightly reading already having a conversation, saying, “Oh, I loved this line. Who else thought that was beautiful?” Or, “This is confusing. Who’s he talking about?” You can do it on your Kindle. You can’t do it on your [Kindle for] PC, and I have more students reading an eBook on their PC than on a Kindle.

Show Notes and Links:


“Retailers Sink Ebook Best-Seller Prices to Lowest Levels Ever with Holiday Discounting” by Jeremy Greenfield at Digital Book World – December 11, 2013

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – $7.50 on Kindle

Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn – $6.49 on Kindle

A Game of Thrones 5-Book set (Song of Ice and Fire Series) – $19.99 on Kindle

New Payments Plan for Kindle Fire HDX

“Are Libraries Essential? Mixed Message in Latest Pew Survey” by Andrew Albanese at Publishers Weekly – December 11, 2013

Tech Tip

Cloud Collections

Tech tips from the Kindle Chronicles Goodreads group

Interview with Meg Griswold

National Council of Teachers of English

Harpeth Hall in Nashville

Lenovo Helix laptop computer

The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr – $11.98 on Kindle

Subtext- free iPad app for classroom use

Iserotope- Mark Iser’s blog about teaching, reading and technology

Sophie’s World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy by Jostein Gaarder – $7.99 on Kindle

Life of Pi by Yann Martel – $8.00 on Kindle


“Free Christmas Music from Amazon!” at Me and My Kindle – December 5, 2013

25 Days of Free Holiday Songs at

Amazon press release announcing coming enhancement of Kindle FreeTime on Kindle Fire HD and HDX – December 9, 2013

StoryFront - Short Stories, Novel Ideas at

“Amazon Publishing Launches StoryFront” Press release – December 4, 2013

“Sheila (A Short Story)” by Rebecca Adams Wright – first published in Day One

Next Week’s Guest

Greg Pronevitz, executive director of the Massachusetts Library System, which last month launched the MA eBook Project, a six-month pilot to investigate new ways for public libraries to loan eBooks.

Kindle Paperwhite (first generation) Winner

At the end of this week’s show, I announce the winner, drawn from among the 175 people who were on the Kindle Chronicles free email updates list as of Thursday, December 12, 2013 at noon ET. I used a random number generator (not a Yorkie) to choose the winning number.

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

Please Join the Kindle Chronicles group at Goodreads!


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  1. Judy Schechter wrote:

    Hi Len, I was sooo excited when I heard you say I was the winner of the Kindle Paperwhite!! I’m eagerly awaiting your email..

    Posted 14 Dec 2013 at 3:05 pm

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