It’s time for a short rambling blog post – I haven’t done that in a long time – where I have no set agenda before I start banging away on the keyboard…
Kindle in a Bathtub Follow-Up
On Saturday, I had a post about using your Kindle while in the bathtub – you can click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-72a into your web browser to read it again or in case you missed it – that generated a few email responses (you can always write to me by sending an email to michael at fkbt dot com – I type it out that way in a small effort to thwart the professional spammers).
Most of the comments seemed to question my judgment / sanity, as they believe there is not enough electricity / juice in the Kindle to electrocute you in the event the Kindle does fall into the tub while you are in it; I even had one person email to say you were safe to lick the power terminals of the Kindle with your tongue and you would be ok (side note – I actually had that specific type of reply. Nothing has ever made me want to stop what I was doing in my day to say “this seems like a great afternoon to go lick the electrical points on my Kindle. Anyone want to come over and join me?”)
I will preface my next comment with the disclaimer I am not an electrician. For all of you who said and emailed me it was perfectly ok to be in the tub while a powered-on Kindle was submerged with you, to each their own – but do you really want to test that theory with your life? I’ve read stories on how it only takes one volt to kill you…
On another note, does anyone have any experience with any of the waterproof covers on the Amazon website? Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/kindlewater to see a selection, and shoot me a note or use the blog messaging interface to tell me the pros and cons – I could see a use for something like this around a swimming pool or a visit to the beach.
The giveaway that ended last night was a lot of fun, and over 7,000 people entered for a chance to win – wow! I’ll give you an update on the winners as soon as they contact me to claim their prizes, and I will post their names as the winners on that particular giveaway’s page as soon as I hear back from them. I feel certain there will be another giveaway soon….
New Kindle Paperwhite
A couple of weeks ago, Amazon rather quietly announced the latest generation of the Paperwhite was ready to go – of course, I ordered one and I will admit I forgot about it until yesterday because of a busy work and family schedule. Why yesterday? Amazon sent me a shipping notice and it should arrive today! Clear the deck, it’s a new gadget to play with – I will post my review soon and let you know my honest opinion of the likes and dislikes. You can check out the new Paperwhite if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/paperwhite into your web browser.
After a couple of years’ hiatus, I started up the guest blog posts / author interviews, which gives you an opportunity to learn more about the people who writ some of the books I tell you about here. While I have conversed with them over the years via email, sad to say I’ve never really “met” any of them face-to-face nor talked with them on the phone. While we have developed friendships despite never meeting, I find out I learn so much more about them by reading these guest interviews as well as what inspires them to write the titles they do.
Today’s guest blog post is by Dianne Harman, and I hope you enjoyed reading it. You can check out all of the author interview posts if you click here; if you reach the bottom of that page, be sure to click the “Next Page” icon as there are quite a few more to read. Who knows – you may find a new favorite author along the way!
Some of you may be asking “what does baseball have to do with my Kindle?” The short answer is “absolutely nothing!”
As many of you know, I love the game of baseball and have talked about it before over the years here on the blog. I’m extremely disappointed to say I have yet to watch a complete game this year – I have no excuse! Except for chasing kids and going to their activities, the day job (no, I don’t make a living doing the blog thing), fixing stuff that always seems to break, yard work, you name it. Someone at work was talking about who they thought would be a good candidate for Rookie of the Year this year for the NL, and I had no idea who they were talking about: that’s really embarrassing!
Anyway, enough for now – yes, there is a “real” person behind each day’s blog posts!
Have a great rest of your week-