Instapaper ‘Highlights’


The link below is to a blog post concerning the latest Instapaper update – highlights.

For more visit:
http://blog.instapaper.com/post/85125160146

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A Song of Ice and Fire: Excerpt from the Winds of Winter (Book 6)


The link below is to a Blog post by George R. R. Martin. The post is a chapter from his next ‘A Song of Ice and Fire,’ volume – The Winds of Winter (Book 6).

To read the chapter visit:

Excerpt from the Winds of Winter | George R.R. Martin.

For more on the series visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Song_of_Ice_and_Fire

Bit of a Break


Just a small note to let my readers know that I will soon be returning to this Blog and my other Blogs after a short break. I took a couple of days off and went on a short trip, then returned home to scenes of a major storm and more damage around the place, with no electricity for a short period. Also when I went away I forgot to pack the power lead for my lap top.

I had originally not planned any breaks from Blogging, so a series of events has led to my breaking from posting.

Posts for the Time Being


I thought I’d post a quick update on what is currently happening with me and posts to my Blog. It is a short story really. I live in a town which is a massive tourist destination during the holiday season – especially at this time of year. What this means for me – being reliant on wireless access to the Internet – is real difficulty gaining Internet access. There are so many people in the area, using so many gadgets and the like, that the Internet is locked into a constant traffic jam. It is practically impossible to get Internet access most of the time. You do get the odd time where you can get access, but it is so slow that it is pointless to try and use it. For example – it takes minutes and minutes just for one page of the Blog to load.

I’ll keep trying to access the Net every so often, but it is likely I’ll be unable to post much for the next couple of weeks. There is good news – the number of tourists in the shopping centre here have diminished, which probably means we are heading back to some form of normality.

Limited Posts


I have had some surgery in recent times and while everything seems to be going OK, healing well and all the rest, I have been finding some difficulty while sitting at the computer – so I have been easing off on the posts in recent times. I expect this will continue for the next couple of weeks or perhaps a bit longer than that. I don’t intend to stop posting completely, but there will be far fewer posts during this period. One or two Blogs that I have will receive no posts during this time, while one or two others will continue to receive the same number of posts throughout this period. However, it is all a bit of a daily thing as to just how many posts I upload.

So all is going well, but a bit of a break and rest is needed to ensure a full recovery. Thanks all 🙂

Website: The Book Stand


The Book Stand is a Tumblr Blog I operate, focussing on ebooks. I post concerning free ebooks, with the occasional post offering what I consider to be a good deal on an ebook. Most posts are for the Kindle platform, though there is the occasional post concerning ebooks in other formats that I sometimes come across. There are also various infographics, pictures and quotes that have to do with ebooks, reading, libraries, etc.

My most recent series of posts (today) include a great quantity of free ebooks available in the Kindle format and will be of especial interest to those interested in nonfiction works concerning the US Civil War, various other historical and biographical works and theological works, as well as some collections of classic works.

I have linked to The Book Stand below:
http://bookstand.tumblr.com/.

Website: The Book Stand


I thought it was time to once again post a reminder about my ‘sister’ website, should that be the way to put it – The Book Stand. The Book Stand is a Tumblr Blog with regular posts of free ebooks. The majority are Kindle ebooks, but others are sometimes posted also. Great ebook deals are sometimes posted as well.

For more visit:
http://bookstand.tumblr.com/

Tips for Tech: Money Jar


In one of my other Blogs I have an occasional post that I call ‘Tips for Life,’ which means the post is basically a daily life hack type of post which covers something for making life easier. So in this Blog I’m starting an occasional post called ‘Tips for Tech,’ which will basically be a post aimed at making daily practical life a little easier in the area of technology – specifically in the area of books and reading.

Today’s ‘Tips for Tech’ post, the link below is to an article which provides a fairly simple way to save a few dollars here and there to buy what you need – Ebook Reader, a few ebooks, etc.

For more visit:
http://www.teleread.com/joanna/budgeting-for-tech-a-painless-approach/

Article: Flirting in Bookshops


This is the sort of post that I would say is scrapping the barrel for legitimacy as a subject that is true to the overall thrust of this Blog. It is about bookshops and also involves books as props. The link below is to an article that looks at the rules of flirting in a bookshop.

For more visit:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-leto/bookstore-flirting-rules-_b_1894538.html