Not My Review: Coolie Woman – The Odyssey of Indenture by Gaiutra Bahadur


The link below is to a book review of ‘Coolie Woman – The Odyssey of Indenture,’ by Gaiutra Bahadur.

For more visit:
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2013/nov/19/journey-coolie-women-history-british-empire-indentured-labourers

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Not My Review: 10 Billion by Stephen Emmott


The link below is to a book review of ’10 Billion,’ by Stephen Emmott.

For more visit:
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2013/11/19/book-review-10-billion/

The Lost Art of Library Postcards


Flavorwire

I’d like to imagine there will always be people who find it necessary to fit the experiences of a vacation into the small space provided on a postcard, but I’m doubtful. The idea of buying, filling out, and dropping one into a mailbox has become a quaint relic of our pre-Instagram past.

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Amazon’s Fire OS 3.1 hits Kindle tablets: Goodreads and Second Screen included


Gigaom

When Amazon(s amzn) launched its latest Kindle Fire tablets with Fire OS software in September, the company promised an update by mid-November that will bring new features to the devices. It’s mid-November and the software is here. On Monday, Amazon announced version 3.1 of the Fire OS for all current generation Kindle tablets. The updated software will wirelessly roll out in the coming weeks but device owners can apply the update manually by downloading it from Amazon’s support site today.

Since all of the features in Fire OS 3.1 were already announced, there aren’t any surprises. Still, the software will help make the overall Kindle Fire tablet experience a better one.

For example, there’s deep in-content integration with Goodreads, making it easy to capture and share quotes with others on the social reading service. You can also see what Goodreads friends are reading or share a book…

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