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If you’ve followed this blog, you’ll know that I love to read.

In addition to hanging out at the local library, this online virtual library in today’s “I Knew That!” is my next favorite place for getting books (Ebooks).

And, as mentioned in various blog posts here,  I did a summer reading program.  I just finished reading my tenth book “Destiny of the Republic” by Candice Millard.  It’s a terrific history of President James Garfield, his assassination, and the mistakes made while trying to save his life.  A real page turner that reads like a movie.

I’m wrapping up summer reading with “Very good, Jeeves” a collection of Jeeves short stories by P.G. Wodehouse.  These are delightful. Wodehouse is probably one of the greatest comic writers ever.  I highly recommend the Jeeves stories.

Answers: (Click, hold down, and move your mouse to the right of the arrow to reveal the answer)===============> Project Gutenberg (and you can find several of P.G. Wodehouse’s books here, too! 

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention today’s solemn anniversary.  Let us never forget that tragic day and always be vigilant in protecting our great nation and it’s citizens.  God bless America.

 


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Even though summer is quickly coming to a close, and if you’ve even seen “Jaws,” you’re probably still afraid to go into the water.

Answers: (Click, hold down, and move your mouse to the right of the arrow to reveal the answer)===============>Peter Benchley


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Today’s “I Knew That!” is dedicated to all the barbers and hairdressers who cut, trim, layer, set, perm, etc. our hair to make us look  a whole lot better than when we first walked through that door.

Answers: (Click, hold down, and move your mouse to the right of the arrow to reveal the answer)===============> Don King

 


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We’ve just come through the last summer holiday weekend.  Chances are good you had to put some gas in your car.  So, today’s post Labor Day “I Knew That!” should be easy!

Answers: (Click, hold down, and move your mouse to the right of the arrow to reveal the answer)===============> 87, 89, and 91.


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My Kindle with  some of the books  I'm currently reading.

My Kindle with some of the books I’m currently reading.

The other day I was tuning in radio shows on the internet.  I happened to hear author Nelson DeMille on the Mark Simone radio show (WOR 710 AM out of  New York, NY).  You can hear the broadcast here.

It seems Amazon.com isn’t being as open to writers and book publishers as one would think.  Approximately 900 authors signed an open leter to amazon.  In part it reads:

Amazon is involved in a commercial dispute with the book publisher Hachette , which owns Little, Brown, Grand Central Publishing, and other familiar imprints. These sorts of disputes happen all the time between companies and they are usually resolved in a corporate back room.

But in this case, Amazon has done something unusual. It has directly targeted Hachette’s authors in an effort to force their publisher to agree to its terms.

For the past several months, Amazon has been:

Boycotting Hachette authors, by refusing to accept pre-orders on Hachette authors’ books and eBooks, claiming they are “unavailable.”

Refusing to discount the prices of many of Hachette authors’ books.

Slowing the delivery of thousands of Hachette authors’ books to Amazon customers, indicating that delivery will take as long as several weeks on most titles.

–Suggesting on some Hachette authors’ pages that readers might prefer a book from a non-Hachette author instead.

I love to read.   And if you love to read (and own a Kindle), you’ll want to pay attention to this dispute.  It affects authors, publishers and readers.

You can read the entire text of the authors’ letter at:

http://www.authorsunited.net/

You can also get an encapsulated breakdown of the dispute here.


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