Winter Storm Jonas: The E-Book Angle

January 24, 2016 - Kindle Unlimited


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Georgetown, Jan 23, 2016

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First things, first—when Jonas-style blizzards strike us. The shovel. The heater. The pipes. The insulation. The windshield scraper. Whatever your priorities would be in a wintertime chronicle of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

In Northern Virginia, where we live, some feared it competence take several days for a energy to lapse if it went off—due to a high winds that could endanger workers repair a lines. The misfortune substantially won’t happen. But if it did? What to do for entertainment? Of march we could speak to family or friends if a energy unsuccessful during a night—not such a bad idea—but here’s another one. E-books.

To ready for Jonas, Carly and we charged adult all a e-readers and phones. If a energy had left off during Snowmageddon II, I  finally would have gotten a possibility to finish The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, a CIA and a Rise of America’s Secret Government on my Kindle Paperwhite. we had been reading it on my iPad and Nexus 6 dungeon phone, though with energy a small iffy, backlit E Ink competence be some-more fitting, generally during night. No flashlight needed—a reduction of paper books. And a muchlonger battery life.

So what e-books can we rest on to get by Winter Storm Jonas, from blurb e-book stores or a D.C. Public Library? Of course, The Dish is reachable anywhere in a universe by approach of a Web, and you’re still giveaway to share your enthusiasms even if you’re in a tropics. But I’ll be generally extraordinary what others in Snowmageddon nation are reading. And don’t only give titles. Tell because we like such-and-such book. In a box of The Devil’s Chessboard, I’ll spell out my thoughts in a destiny review.

If you’re a bit of a contrarian and can’t get adequate sleet and ice, we can always revisit Jack London’s Call of a Wild (free Project Gutenberg content here, giveaway LibriVox audiobook here). Or review Jules Verne’s An Antartic Mystery (text here, audio here). Speaking of a M word, a page from Cozy Mysteries Unlimited focuses on “books that revolve around sleet storms.”Horror fan? Keep in mind a fearsome winter that set a mood for Mary Shelley when she was essay Frankenstein (text here,audio here). Or how about H. P. Lovecraft’s At a Mountains of Madness? As for winter romances, check out a 2014 list from Bookish. For a ultimate winter novel, during slightest in spirit, cruise Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome (text here, audio here).

Or, yes, we could review adult on meridian change. Um, a word “global warming” only doesn’t contend it all.

An earlier chronicle of this post appeared on David Rothman’s TeleRead site clinging to news and explanation on e-books and associated topics.

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