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The Reading To Do List

A writers’ prompt got me thinking about my reading list. The actual question is “What are you reading?”. Well … nothing. My readling list is littered with books once started and twice discarded. I have read a book all the way through in quite a few years. I am not sure why this happened but I have a clue that it might be due to the web. I read a lot of web content. I read long form and short…

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Readmill bites the dust

One of the consequences of Readmill shutting down is that I've lost track of my reading progress for any of the books I was reading along with my annotations. I am a victim of the ease of use of electronic books and book readers. Readmill does offer a way to export reading data. But machine readable XML and JSON formatted data is useless unless that data can be imported somewhere. These files are primarily for programmers. Export user info, followers,…

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What's in my eReader?

I have way too much in the un-read area of my e-book readers ( I read on my iPad using iBooks, Kindle, and Readmill ). I've had the Kindle app since it first was released on iPad, but I don't keep all my books downloaded (to save a bit of space).   I have a lot of books in the "cloud".   Most of these, I probably won't read.  Most are free or public domain books so deleting them won't…

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Who sows honor, reaps virtue

For her 12th birthday my daughter was given an iPad mini to replace her Kindle. My wife and I had her family pitch in what they could. When she received the gift she was the most excited I have ever seen her. The iPad mini was a hit. But I kept seeing her with her Kindle, quietly reading. I asked her about that and she told me that the Amazon.com books she borrowed via the Kindle Owner's Lending Library were…

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