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The Gift Of Thought, The Most Thoughtful Gift Of All.

by Anura Guruge





If you think about it, even for a second, you will realize that the GIFT of thought is priceless. The most thoughtful gift of all.

It is easy to tell people: ‘I think of you‘, ‘thinking of you‘, or ‘you are always on my thoughts‘.

But, if YOU give them the GIFT of thought, they will appreciate that you really do care. It show that you care.

So, consider giving the GIFT of thought. Just THINK about it.


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Harper Lee’s “Go Set A Watchman” — You Have No Choice But To Read It.

by Anura Guruge



It is certainly NOT “Mockingbird“, but it is ‘OK’! And I guess just saying that says it all: ‘OK’. Has a discerning reader ever described “To Kill A Mockingbird” as just ‘OK’?

It is not as taught and dramatic as “Mockingbird”. More dense. Lot more dialogue and much less amusing description of events, by ‘Scout’, compared to her incomparable masterpiece. Essentially there are only three bits of memorable, descriptive narrative: ‘them going swimming’, ‘the incident with the falsies’ & ‘her going to the “meeting”. Each of those were on a par with what we had got used to in “Mockingbird”.

I actually had the fortune to read “Watchman” while having “Mockingbird” read to me — though, of course, not at the same time. I had made Teischan (12) read the “Bird”. To make sure she did it properly, it became a nightly ritual that she would read a few pages, out loud to I — and this took a long time. I started reading “Watchman” during this time. So, a few hours apart, nightly I got to sample both.

The “Bird”, obviously, is a classic. It was inside Haper Lee and she had to get it out. It was not forced. It was all natural. A story she had to tell, in her own words, the way it was. And what a story.

The “Watchman” doesn’t flow as well. Not sure whether she felt as compelled to tell this story. It seemed a bit forced and that is why I think she didn’t get it 100% ‘right’.

Still NOT a bad book. Definitely worth reading. I am glad I did. In this case, for once, the movie might be better than the book because they could edit and expedite the screeds of dialog.


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You DON’T Need An F***ING Kindle To Read A Kindle eBook! Jesus Wept!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. I just got this on Facebook.


I have bitched about this enough times. To access this 2015 post click on this image.


You DON’T Need An F***ING Kindle
To Read Kindle eBook!

Can YOU help me get this f***ing point across.

This, I think, is my pet peeve.

People thinking that you need an f***ing, bloody Kindle.

This was Jeff Bezos’ ONE mistake. 


Look I am reading a Kindle
and I don’t have a Kindle.

That is a Web Browser. Google Chrome.

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A Kindle eBook can be read on ANY device:
Apple, Android or Windows —
even in a Web browser.


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“THINK A Day — 2019” eBook FREE, November 28 — 30, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access Amazon listing for FREE download.


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It is FREE for 3 days.

What a deal?

So, please go ahead and treat yourself to a free copy or two.

What have YOU got to lose? $0.00?

Let me know what you think.
No charge. That is free too.



Can be read on ANY device, Apple, Android or Windows.


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Amazon Does NOT Let You Gift An E-Book To Someone Abroad — Say In Canada Or Australia!

by Anura Guruge


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I discovered this to my cost and embarrassment when I sent a GIFT of this book to my Canadian friend Paddy Kelly in part to say thank you for the “Live @Loon” CD he had so kindly sent me earlier this week.

He could NOT download the book.

I first thought it was a timing issue, i.e., book still not released in Canada.

We tried twice more the next day.

Then it dawned on me.

This book is $0.99 in the U.S. but Can. $ 1.31 in Canada!

Bingo.

Not right.

Biggest issue is that Amazon does not state this anywhere. There should be a warning.

But, now YOU know.

And THINK of this. I can buy a printed book in the U.S. and send it to Canada. Amazon does NOT stop me from doing that.


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All The ‘CreateSpace’ Call Centers Still Active Under Amazon’s ‘Kindle Direct Publishing’ (KDP).

by Anura Guruge



KDP ‘Contact Us’ Help now includes TELEPHONE support — just like what we used to have with CreateSpace. See below.

This is new. KDP only used to be e-mail (and I would know since I have been using KDP for over 8-years).


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So, I tried it out. Transpires that I got the CreateSpace Ecuador Call Center. I asked them about the South Africa Call Center. That is still active too. I was told that ALL of the CreateSpace Call Centers are still active and that the deal is that they will continue to be active.

This is GOOD NEWS. I am also very happy for the Call Center folks.

Just wanted to share this with you.


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