whispers under ground Ben aaronovitch ( KLB) Mystery /paranormal – really good – one of those books that shows you the disadvantage of a kindle . I have no idea why I chose to take this out , what it was about or what the cover looked like – so it was a complete surprise to me when I read it. magic, mystery london , london under , really good. and not the first book — so I got a little lost , but not too lost Need the other books by this author
The squad Killer Spirit Jennifer Lynn Barnes (LB) 2nd book in this series – fun
Guitar Notes Mary Amato (KLB) A Boy ,a girl . One a celloist , one a guitar player. one a perfect student, one is lost . The share a practice room on opposite days of the week and start exchanging notes. a story about the power of creating music
Last Wool and Testament: A haunted Yarnshop Mystery Molly MacRae (KB) cross between a cozy and a paranormal. Fun . liked the main character a lot, hoping to see more developement of some of the secondary characters in the second book.
4 for september
No . I’m not actually answering that question , I’ve been exploring it. Starting with videotaping, I’ve been a timeshifter. With TIVO, I rarely watch live TV. I also watch a lot less. DH watches almost none. ( Joss Whedon – get another show on the air ) Cable is expensive, but I do like to watch some shows when I find the time . I don’t actually mind paying for TV – I think artists of all stripes should get paid for there work. So what to do.
I have looked around and explored different options.Roku boxes look like the way to go – an easy way to get most of the stuff I want to watch on to my tv. I could do things on my computer , but I sometimes like to have the tv on while doing something else – like cleaning. or word games on my computer, or paying bills. So having it on the bigger screen that is over there is nice.
This week , however, I have been exploring tv with out the tv. First network internet tv– lots of place have the back season on line — or the past x number of episode. Interestingly Syfy would not run on the mac, but hulu did and they have them ( I have no idea if this is a Syfy issue with mac or just a site problem – I ‘m not sure where the windows laptop is) . Interesting – hulu will not run on the ipad or other mobile devices – they want you to have a hulu plus account. Cost 7.99 a month – not much compared to the wacky price of cable , but i did not have my CC in the bedroom . So I went to amazon prime.
I am a fan of amazon prime. I’ve had a membership since I move to california – free two day shipping is something I use in my last minute life. Now with my kindle I can borrow 1 book a month through amazon prime. and they have instant stream of a number of tv shows and movies fo zero dollars. ( of course there is stuff you can pay for ) . For the ipad there is an app- and it works very well.
the one problem with these is the same thing that I find with trying to help people with ebooks at t he library . everything works slightly differently and there is one more step to do things . I think a roku take out a lot of that complications.
Closer and closer to the end of cable tv in my house.