Linda G. Hill

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Kindle – #AtoZChallenge

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Ironically, it’s easier to set a paperback alight.

The fact that the word “kindle” in my thesaurus says nothing about the Amazon company’s hardware for reading ebooks caused me to do a little research. First, the copyright in the front of my book is 1998. I thought, ah-ha! That must be why. It is and it isn’t. Well, technically it IS–Amazon released the first Kindle in 2007–but apparently it wasn’t the first ereader by a long shot.

According to Wikipedia, the first commercially available ereader was the Rocket Ebook, which came out the same year as my thesaurus. More interestingly, as per Google, the very first automated reader was invented in Spain in 1949. I think the thesaurus was invented long before that, however. Considering its name, it could even have been dug up like an old bone.

Anyhoo, getting away from all that boring history stuff, “kindle” has some of the most amazing synonyms: “arouse,” “brighten,” “ignite,” “incite,” “sharpen,” and my favourite, “inspire,” to name a few. It’s enough to make you want to write a book. Or read one.

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Hey, come to think of it, you know which book you should read? Mine! And you can get it on Kindle for only 99ยข! Check out my A to Z Challenge-inspired novelette “All Good Stories.” It’s a romantic comedy about two best friends who belong together – Xavier knows it, but Jupiter has her eye on another guy: a shady character named Bob.

“A short funny tale of two friends” ~ Ritu, 4 stars, Amazon UK review

“Quirky and charming.” ~ Bobby Underwood, #11 top reviewers on Goodreads – 5 stars

Click the picture to find it on Kindle, or get it on Kobo here: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/all-good-stories

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

15 thoughts on “Kindle – #AtoZChallenge

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  2. I read your book on my kindle last night. It was almost like they were shape shifters as they rapidly moved between the pages of the book and the “real world”.

    Finding Eliza

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  3. Interesting meaning of kindle. Now I only think of my Kindle reader, but I like the other meanings. There’s also kindling for lighting fires, which would go along with ignite. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I had a Sony Ereader that was my first. I held out against getting a kindle because I have always walked around with a paperback book in my back pocket and the Kindle didn’t fit. My wife, bless her found me one that would, so I’m good again. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. I love the link to your book at the end of this post, Linda, very cleverly done! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. I have the Kindle app on my iPad (cheating) but I’m happy to say that your book is on it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. I started with a Kobo as a Mother’s Day present to me from me…then I rolled over it in bed and bought another but with blogging I noticed so many bloggers were published on Kindle…so I have that too:). Love that you are mentioning your book…good girl…keep telling folks! It is well worth the read and a steal at 99 cents!

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  8. Gotta say I love my Kindle…!

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  9. If you buy a used Kindle, could you call it a Rekindle?

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