Tag Archives: Kindle

In My Mailbox

26 Sep

This weekly meme is a great way to let other readers know what books they should be looking out for. In My Mailbox is hosted by the  The Story Siren.  You can find out more deets about it  here.

One Bird’s Choice by Iain Reid (House of Anansi Press)
The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published by Arielle Eckstut & David Henry Sterry (Workman Publishing)
American Vampire by Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque & Stephen King (Random House Canada)

WON (I think)
The Things that Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley (Delacorte Press) – This one arrived signed to me. I think I won it? I’m not sure, so if I won it from you, please let me know!

Kiki the infamous KINDLE!!!!!!!

AND ……

My business cards!!!!

Amazon, you don’t suck (as much)

23 Sep

As some of you  may know my purchase of an Amazon Kindle went very, very wrong last week. In the end they said “We’re sorry, here’s 30 bucks on your account” as a way of making up for their massive suckage.  My .com account. That I created to buy the Kindle. I’m in Canada. dot ca land. See where I’m going with this? I ended up buying books for a friend in the States since the shipping here would have killed me. I blessed and released the event and bought a Kobo.

Monday’s mail. Anyone wanna guess what arrived? You got it. The rogue Kindle. Which Amazon told me in an email they had deactivated. Oh, they also said in the same email that if it arrived I need to send it back. And first I was like “Hell, no! So what if Amazon deactivated it and I can’t buy books from them. I can still use it as an editor. Screw Amazon.”

But here’s the thing: I am probably one of the most honest people around. And keeping the Kindle = stealing. So today I got the hubs to call them and find out how to ship it back. And here’s why I love the hubs so much – he talked them into letting me keep it.

Yep, that’s right folks. I get to keep the Kindle. I can’t buy books from Amazon.com because they deactivated KiKi (that’s the name of my Kindle) but I can still use it as an editor and upload books from other places.

So, I guess that means that Amazon doesn’t suck as much as I thought they did. It took some convincing, but in the end they did the right thing and I’m a happy little camper. With 2 ereaders.