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Old 03-09-2018, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Did you mention it here? The title looked familiar. The book was a kindle daily deal when I bought it.
The One-in-a-Million Boy, you mean? I definitely would have mentioned it here, yeah, since I loved it so much.

Just looked for it:

The doubt when I started it: https://www.city-data.com/forum/44319236-post17380.html
The reversal of doubt when I finished it: https://www.city-data.com/forum/44340779-post17398.html
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Canada
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The One-in-a-Million Boy, you mean? I definitely would have mentioned it here, yeah, since I loved it so much.

Just looked for it:

The doubt when I started it: https://www.city-data.com/forum/44319236-post17380.html
The reversal of doubt when I finished it: https://www.city-data.com/forum/44340779-post17398.html
Ha! I also thought at first that this was not my type of book - that it wasn't gritty enough.
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:50 PM
 
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Oh, pinetreelover, you love short stories, right? I came across this, which is supposed to be terrific: Back Talk by Danielle Lazarin.
You are right, Dawn! I'm the short-story lover and as soon as Amazon delivery rolls in the driveway, I'll be enjoying this collection! Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I really enjoyed that book.
Great!! I popped over here looking for something and I think this is it
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Old 03-09-2018, 01:01 PM
 
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On a sad note, my Kindle left me.

Our relationship started out strong and I really thought we were made for each other, or at least I felt like my Kindle was meeting all of my needs. Looking back,maybe there were red flags. I didn't seem to have the same joy for reading that I did with a "real" book, but I told myself that it would get better and that I needed to be more open to change.

It didn't get better and we continued to struggle. My Kindle accused me of using him/her only when I wanted things to be easy and I didn't want to commit to hauling a big book around. Then there was the disaster that I can only refer to as the "Gentleman in Moscow incident" when I accused My Kindle of ruining a perfectly good book for me. After that, we decided to take a break.

Last week, I reached out to My Kindle and said "Let's try this again" - I appreciate what you bring to my life and won't hold the whole Moscow thing against you anymore. With $11.95 and a Whisper Click from Amazon we were back together just like old times.

Until, our flight home from a trip to Florida and at only 31% into Little Fires Everywhere, My Kindle left me. Just never got off the plane apparently - hid in seat 19A and let me leave on my own.

It's officially over. We won't/can't try again. Good-bye Kindle - I hope we both find happiness.
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Old 03-09-2018, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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On a sad note, my Kindle left me.

Our relationship started out strong and I really thought we were made for each other, or at least I felt like my Kindle was meeting all of my needs. Looking back,maybe there were red flags. I didn't seem to have the same joy for reading that I did with a "real" book, but I told myself that it would get better and that I needed to be more open to change.

It didn't get better and we continued to struggle. My Kindle accused me of using him/her only when I wanted things to be easy and I didn't want to commit to hauling a big book around. Then there was the disaster that I can only refer to as the "Gentleman in Moscow incident" when I accused My Kindle of ruining a perfectly good book for me. After that, we decided to take a break.

Last week, I reached out to My Kindle and said "Let's try this again" - I appreciate what you bring to my life and won't hold the whole Moscow thing against you anymore. With $11.95 and a Whisper Click from Amazon we were back together just like old times.

Until, our flight home from a trip to Florida and at only 31% into Little Fires Everywhere, My Kindle left me. Just never got off the plane apparently - hid in seat 19A and let me leave on my own.

It's officially over. We won't/can't try again. Good-bye Kindle - I hope we both find happiness.
Bahahaha!!!!

RIP, Kindle.
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Old 03-09-2018, 04:24 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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On a sad note, my Kindle left me.

Our relationship started out strong and I really thought we were made for each other, or at least I felt like my Kindle was meeting all of my needs. Looking back,maybe there were red flags. I didn't seem to have the same joy for reading that I did with a "real" book, but I told myself that it would get better and that I needed to be more open to change.

It didn't get better and we continued to struggle. My Kindle accused me of using him/her only when I wanted things to be easy and I didn't want to commit to hauling a big book around. Then there was the disaster that I can only refer to as the "Gentleman in Moscow incident" when I accused My Kindle of ruining a perfectly good book for me. After that, we decided to take a break.

Last week, I reached out to My Kindle and said "Let's try this again" - I appreciate what you bring to my life and won't hold the whole Moscow thing against you anymore. With $11.95 and a Whisper Click from Amazon we were back together just like old times.

Until, our flight home from a trip to Florida and at only 31% into Little Fires Everywhere, My Kindle left me. Just never got off the plane apparently - hid in seat 19A and let me leave on my own.

It's officially over. We won't/can't try again. Good-bye Kindle - I hope we both find happiness.
I've just never been able to get into kindle. But I'm dying of curiosity -- what the heck happened with Moscow where the book was ruined?
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:02 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default A clear-eyed view of the World

No time to spare : thinking about what matters / Ursula K. Le Guin, 1929-2018; introduction by Karen Joy Fowler. C2017, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 814.6 LEGU

Subjects
• Aging.
• Old age.
• Literature.
• United States -- Civilization.

Notes
• Part one: Going over eighty. In your spare time ; The sissy strikes back ; The diminished thing ; Catching up, ha ha -- The Annals of Pard. Choosing a cat ; Chosen by a cat -- Part two: The lit biz. Would you please ****ing stop? ; Readers' questions ; Kids' letters ; Having my cake ; Papa H ; A much-needed literary award ; TGAN and TGOW ; TGAN again ; The narrative gift as a moral conundrum ; It doesn't have to be the way it is ; Utopiyin, utopiyang -- The Annals of Pard. The trouble ; Pard and the time machine -- Part three: Trying to make sense of it. A band of brothers, a stream of sisters ; Exorcists ; Uniforms ; Clinging desperately to a metaphor ; Lying it all away ; The inner child and the nude politician ; A modest proposal: vegempathy ; Belief in belief ; About anger -- The Annals of Pard. An unfinished education ; An unfinished education, continued ; Doggerel for my cat -- Part four: Rewards. The circling stars, the sea surrounding : Philip Glass and John Luther Adams ; Rehearsal ; Someone named Delores ; Without egg ; Notre-Dame de la Faim ; The tree ; The horsies upstairs ; First contact ; The lynx ; Notes from a week at a ranch in the Oregon high desert.

Summary
• "From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, a collection of thoughts--always adroit, often acerbic--on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation"-- Provided by publisher.

Length
• xx, 215 pages :

Alternate Titles
• Essays. Selections

A valedictory, of sorts. Le Guin died just recently. Wonderful writing, on a wide variety of topics. She’s best known for science fiction/fantasy, but was a very capable writer on many topics. The World is poorer for her absence, but her work will endure.
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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On a sad note, my Kindle left me.

Our relationship started out strong and I really thought we were made for each other, or at least I felt like my Kindle was meeting all of my needs. Looking back,maybe there were red flags. I didn't seem to have the same joy for reading that I did with a "real" book, but I told myself that it would get better and that I needed to be more open to change.

It didn't get better and we continued to struggle. My Kindle accused me of using him/her only when I wanted things to be easy and I didn't want to commit to hauling a big book around. Then there was the disaster that I can only refer to as the "Gentleman in Moscow incident" when I accused My Kindle of ruining a perfectly good book for me. After that, we decided to take a break.

Last week, I reached out to My Kindle and said "Let's try this again" - I appreciate what you bring to my life and won't hold the whole Moscow thing against you anymore. With $11.95 and a Whisper Click from Amazon we were back together just like old times.

Until, our flight home from a trip to Florida and at only 31% into Little Fires Everywhere, My Kindle left me. Just never got off the plane apparently - hid in seat 19A and let me leave on my own.

It's officially over. We won't/can't try again. Good-bye Kindle - I hope we both find happiness.
Oh no kindle



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I've just never been able to get into kindle. But I'm dying of curiosity -- what the heck happened with Moscow where the book was ruined?
I'm not sure what happened with pinetreelover but I know it is very hard and sometimes frustrating to read some books on a Kindle. If you need to see a "map" at the front/back of the book, if there are definitions or translations on a certain page, if you forget a character and want to jump back to find them the kindle is a pita to do those things Sometimes you just need to be able to scroll though the pages and chapters.
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Old 03-10-2018, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I’m on a Mary Higgins Clark binge right now. I’ve got 2 on the kindle and one from the library. I can’t even tell you the titles, and it kind of doesn’t matter. They are always good mysteries.
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