Miscellaneous Kindle News


The links below are to articles reporting on various matters regarding Kindle and Kindle Books.

For more visit:
https://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2021/02/02/is-amazon-going-to-make-kindle-challenges-a-regular-thing/
https://goodereader.com/blog/kindle/do-not-jailbreak-your-amazon-kindle
https://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2021/01/27/this-is-why-amazon-makes-hacking-kindles-difficult/
https://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2021/01/26/how-to-return-kindle-ebooks-purchased-from-amazon-for-a-refund/
https://www.makeuseof.com/convert-ebook-for-amazon-kindle/
https://goodereader.com/blog/kindle/kindle-oasis-now-has-faster-page-turns
https://goodereader.com/blog/kindle/critical-security-vulnerabilities-discovered-on-the-amazon-kindle
https://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2021/01/19/kindle-oasis-now-turns-pages-faster/

Article: Tools for Turning a Facebook Page into a Book


The link below is to an article that highlights five web applications that will enable you to turn your Facebook Page into a book.

For more visit:
http://www.mediabistro.com/appnewser/5-tools-that-will-turn-your-facebook-page-into-a-book_b35374

Website: MagicReader for iPad


The link below is to an iPad app, which allows you to turn pages by simply turning your head. It could be useful for say turning a page while cooking (recipe) and you aren’t able to touch the screen and other miscellaneous situations. It also performs some other reading functions which are described on the site. The app is currently free in the iTunes store.

For more visit:
http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/id505117386

‘Calvin for Armchair Theologians,’ by Christopher Elwood


I have now read this book and have found my earlier thoughts sadly confirmed. My first comments on this book on this Blog at:

https://atthebookshelf.wordpress.com/2009/11/27/calvin-for-armchair-theologians-by-christopher-elwood/

So I not only agree with my earlier thoughts on the book, but have even more to say about it. The illustrations (cartoons) I found to be completely inappropriate and the attempts by the author to justify them as irrelevant. There is just no place for the comical depictions of God given in the book.

The treatment of Calvin’s life is disappointing, with not enough detail given to it and some of the important events/incidents in his life are not treated or merely glossed over. It would have been better to have settled on the summary of the Institutes or do a full biography of John Calvin.

I also found the conclusions toward the end of the book disappointing and would suspect Calvin to be turning in the grave as a result of them.

The summary of the Institutes was probably not too bad, but I would have been better served to have read the Institutes rather than this book.

In summary – a very disappointing book that I would not recommend to anyone else to read.

Changing the World: November 21 – Turning Off the Box


Now this is a great suggestion – turn off the box!!!

Yes, this one is all about turning the TV off and doing something else, something better with the time you claw back from the idiot box. That might sound strange to people today – but I enjoy the fact that I don’t watch much television anymore. So much time is wasted in front of the television and there is plenty of other things to do.

To quote a television ad which I believe advertises the virtue of getting out in the world and fishing, etc, ‘that ain’t living.’

Reclaiming time from the box is a great idea.

See also:

www.tvturnoff.org

 

A response to reading ‘365 Ways to Change the World,’ by Michael Norton