Monthly Archives: February 2016

Best Kids Tablet

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It is one quarter the cost of an iPad mini yet has all the technical bells and whistles. It is not a plaything even if it is pink or blue framed with a foam protector.

It is a real Kindle Fire! It comes with all the parental controls pre-set so that your young ones can browse and choose through Amazon-filtered appropriate content. This handy across the boards censor/nanny includes the Netflix application.

One meticulous reviewer explains ” For example, you can limit videos to one hour a day, but give unlimited reading, and shut down at 7pm.”  Read more details from the “IT” review parent!

Learning words and numbers apps are included – users being considered three years old and up. It is for much more than entertainment.

It is recommended to add 32-64 GB with a card, but it’s well worth it. Movies, games, music, camera and videos run smoothly.

The two year accident damage replacement is a great assurance with this product. It is further buffered from mishaps with the carrying case and handle for a little hand!

I have actually seen a two year old spelling out five to eight letter words on one. That really made me wonder what she is going to do in kindergarten! She’s way ahead… I think it’s the best kids tablet to enhance their development.



The Man In The High Castle

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The Man In The High Castle was published in 1962. It is one of a few Philip K. Dick books made into movies and it won a Hugo Award in 1963, the only one of his 44 novels to do so.

Since 2009, the movies produced from Dick’s books have made over a billion dollars, yet like many writers this author lived a life of constant financial struggle. Certainly drug use and abuse would not have helped that factor.

Philip K. Dick experienced a variety of mind sets and perceived reality — differently and in fact questioned “reality” all his life.

His experiences give his stories and characters a multi-layering of depths and qualities.

“The Man In The High Castle” at first appears to be a story of a very hard set society. The Axis powers have won WWII and divvied up the US. Conformity is one hundred percent demanded, on pain of death.

Ironically one of the highly placed controllers throws the I Ching and meditates for mental clarity, going against the rigid no-need-to-think political cult of fascism.

The readers’/viewers’ sympathies follow the Resistance fighters in their struggles to find a way to overcome their domination.

The Prime Video series was produced by Electric Shepherd Productions, a company owned by the author’s estate. Ridley Scott is an executive producer and his influence is very apparent in the look and feel of the ten episodes.

Philip K. Dick died of two strokes in 1982. His ashes were buried next to his twin sister Jane’s, who had died shortly after their birth 53 years earlier.

The novel is available in hardback form, paperback and on Kindle. The First Book Club Edition, 1962 is a collector’s item.

The Man In The High Castle

A First Book Club Edition

Mad Dogs On The Kindle Fire 7

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Last night I binge watched Mad Dogs on the Kindle Fire 7.

It is accessible through my Prime account. (It is the American version.)

Violent in moments. With a tension a good deal of the time, conveyed through a fluidly electronic, pop — well a terrific variety of music!

This series is described as a dark comedy and a psychological thriller. If it had been presented as a documentary on the secrets within friendships, and secrets from friends, that would apply too.

Or as a social engineering project placing a group of friends into a different culture and then offering life choices that they otherwise would never have had.

And comedy it very much is. Real ha ha moments and lots of absurdity.

I never had thought I’d enjoy watching a movie on a tablet. Yet, propped up in bed, ear pieces in, it was very comfortable.

This device is more than a best cheap ereader!

Kindle Fire 7 read Breakdown

Kindle Fire 7


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Kindle Fire 7 Special Offer

Waiting For My Kindle Fire 7

Update – June 2016!

Today I got an email about my Kindle Fire that told me On Deck “automatically downloads Prime Video (for Prime members) and the first episodes of Amazon Original Series while your Fire tablet is plugged in, has a Wi-Fi connection, and not being used

Super convenient! That means while you’re out and about but not connected, you can view new Prime material!

The best cheap ereader! My new Kindle Fire 7.

I miss my Nook Color that died after five years of dedicated service. Plus it was a present from a family member and it’s a sentimental object too. I looked on ebay and amazon for the refurbished version of what I had.

None of those available were just like what I’d had. Phooey.

The one I chose, Kindle Fire 7, is a good ongoing deal in the best seller list. It will show ads and suggestions when I’m not reading. But why would I care? I’m not reading! That lowered the price to the special offer.

Right now I’m browsing through some Kindle books and I will choose one soon.

Jonathan Kellerman’s “Breakdown”? Definitely a contender.

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Misty Copeland’s “Life In Motion An Unlikely Ballerina”?  I recently watched “A Ballerina’s Tale” on Netflix, about her, and I’d love to know more.

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I have always loved reading books and have never even looked for a best cheap ereader.

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Here is a tip to learn about the best Kindle Fire for kids!