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 tips from the Kindle Chronicles Goodreads group
Interview with Meg Griswold
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.com
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.com
“Amazon Publishing Launches StoryFront” Press release – December 4, 2013
Next Week’s Guest
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.
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