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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Isle of Skye by Orla Broderick ('free' to borrow from Amazon.com)
Orla Broderick, from the Isle of Skye, wrote this book (The January Flower) which to my untrained ears sounds like poetry, that even I can understand. Listen to her read 18 minutes of her work and see what you think.
Unlike the link I sent you yesterday, this book is NOT free to BUY, but IF you are a Prime member of Amazon.com (an option they have for paying an annual fee to get free delivery & other benefits), you can BORROW this book as frequently as once per month with NO DUE DATE from the Amazon lending library. I am not sure I completely understand it, but I expected to get the book on my Kindle & without pay anything. OR if you are not a Prime member you can buy it for $4.75 USDLR.
BE CAREFUL. In trying to figure out how to borrow the book, I just BOUGHT it. Now it tells me I can lend it to anybody. I lent it to Bridie. I really don't know what's going on. I got an email from Amazon.com saying I purchased the book, but I haven't been able to download yet (unusual, because in the past I have had instant downloads). When I went to manage my Kindle account on Amazon, it showed that The January Flower was on loan (I assume they mean on loan to me, not my lending it to Bridie) & it was "pending acceptance". It probably is still a good buy at $4.75 (sour grapes), but I am completely confused. If anybody can explain this to me, I will be grateful, but if you try to 'borrow' it BE CAREFUL. (UPDATE: I found out why I can't download the book yet, because I have loaned it someone else (Bridie) - just like I can't loan a paperback to someone & read it too. I guess I really did buy the book. I got an email from Amazon showing my purchase. So again, if you want to borrow this book from Amazon, BE CAREFUL.
I checked http://www.amazon.co.uk & was told that the Kindle version was not available in the US, but I suspect the same deal MIGHT be available in Ireland OR England + the other countries England occupies. My friend & cousin, Bridie, will check this out & I will update you.
Below is a review of this book, I found on line. At the bottom of the review is a link to the author reading her work. I had a little trouble with that link, so here's one I know works:
Thanks to Gobnait for her recommendation to this author.