Mailbox Monday | November 27th

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Welcome to Mailbox Monday. MM is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: MM can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

** Be sure and visit Lady Q @ Let Them Read Books for December’s mailboxes. **

I LOVE my Kindle Fire. I could gush about this gadget for days. It’s prefect for me. It does everything I expected it would. I wasn’t looking for a high-end productivity tablet. I didn’t want to pay for an expensive data plan. I wanted a tablet that would give me easy access to web surfing, email, visual media and games. My Fire does all that and probably more I haven’t discovered yet. I’m a very visual person so I love having color book covers again. 🙂 I haven’t had any issues that other users at Amazon have written about. Registration and set up was easy. I’ve streamed Notting Hill and added pictures to the Gallery app. Picture quality is fantastic. I didn’t have any glitches when streaming video – smooth.

The one thing my Fire won’t do is replace my K3/w keyboard. I never intended for my Fire to become my primary e-reader. I can and do read on it at the gym but for longer periods I’ll use my K3. The Fire does have a back-lit screen, which I knew when I purchased it. For reading I simply give the book a cream-colored background and lower the brightness. Doing that makes it more comfortable for reading for the second hour of my workout. The first hour I spend watching TV shows. My movie & TV show wish list is darn near as long as my book wish list. Right now I’m working my way through The Tudors. Once Amazon gets viewing rights to The Borgias I’ll be set.

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Mailbox Monday | November 20th

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Welcome to Mailbox Monday. MM is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: MM can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

I drifted into cozy land again this week. They seem to be all that holds my interest lately. My Kindle Fire still has not arrived. I had it shipped snail mail. 😦 To satisfy my curiosity I played with one at Best Buy last Tuesday. I was impressed by the test drive. Playing with someone else’s Fire has made my wait seem L-O-N-G. I keep pacing by the front porch windows even knowing that it isn’t going to arrive just because I’m wishing it would magically appear.

  1. Elvis and the Grateful Dead (Southern Cousins Mysteries, #2) by Peggy Webb
  2. A Crafty Killing (Victoria Square Mysteries, #1) by Lorraine Bartlett
  3. A Timely Vision (Missing Pieces Mysteries, #1) by Joyce and Jim Lavene
  4. Dixie Divas (Dixie Divas Mysteries, #1) by Virginia Brown
  5. India Black and the Widow of Windsor (India Black, #2) by Carol Carr

Mailbox Monday | November 13th

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Welcome to Mailbox Monday. MM is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: MM can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

  1. Defending Angels (A Beaufort & Company Mysteries, #1) by Mary Stanton
  2. Night of the Living Deed (Haunted Guest House Mysteries, #1) by E.J. Copperman
  3. Haunting Jordan (Port Chatham series, #1) by P.J. Alderman
  4. Grace Under Pressure (Manor of Murder Mysteries, #1) by Julie Hyzy
  5. Hounding the Pavement (Dog Walker Mysteries, #1) by Judi McCoy

Mailbox Monday | November 6th

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Welcome to Mailbox Monday. MM is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

  1. Graveminder by Melissa Marr (thank you Mary :))
  2. The Last Confession (Det. Mike Coletti, #1) by Solomon Jones (Minotaur)
  3. Where All the Dead Lie (Lt. Taylor Jackson, #7) by J.T. Ellison
  4. Nearly Departed in Deadwood (Deadwood Mysteries, #1) by Ann Charles
  5. Trouble in Mudbug (Ghost-in-law Mysteries, #1) by Jana DeLeon