As some of you may know, Sparky has been around a while.  And lately there are all these fabulous deals for upgraded Kindles…but shhh, I don’t want Sparky to know that I’m looking.

Has anyone upgraded and transferred their books to the new device?  I know from Customer Service that the books are all available in the Cloud, but how would that work in reality?

I spent the morning creating Word docs. with my various collections, so that if all the books are downloaded in one big heap—that’s how I visualize it!—I would know what I’ve read and when.

Or I could leave the books I’ve read in the Cloud.


I’ve noticed recently that this blog now has 400 followers!  Thanks to all of you who have signed up here.  This was my first Word Press blog…and since I have eleven blogs, my followers are spread among the sites.


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Today I got two new e-books that I had pre-ordered  Can’t wait to read them!


Crazy Love You, by Lisa Unger, is another psychological suspense read, which I seem to crave lately.  And nobody does it better than Unger.





Love hurts. Sometimes it even kills.

Darkness has a way of creeping up when Ian is with Priss. Even when they were kids, playing in the woods of their small Upstate New York town, he could feel it. Still, Priss was his best friend, his salvation from the bullies who called him “loser” and “fatboy”…and from his family’s deadly secrets.

Now that they’ve both escaped to New York City, Ian no longer inhabits the tortured shell of his childhood. He is a talented and successful graphic novelist, and Priss…Priss is still trouble. The booze, the drugs, the sex–Ian is growing tired of late nights together trying to keep the past at bay. Especially now that he’s met sweet, beautiful Megan, whose love makes him want to change for the better. But Priss doesn’t like change. Change makes her angry. And when Priss is angry, terrible things begin to happen…


The First Wife, by Erica Spindler, promises thrills galore.





As a child, Bailey Browne dreamed of a knight in shining armor swooping in to rescue her and her mother. As she grows older, those dreams transform, becoming ones of a mysterious stranger who will sweep her off her feet and whisk her away from her ordinary existence. Then, suddenly, there he is. Despite the ten year difference in their ages, her working class upbringing and his of privilege, Logan Abbott and Bailey fall deeply in love. Marriage quickly follows.

But when Logan brings her home to his horse farm in Louisiana, a magnificent estate on ninety wooded acres, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. A tragic family history she knew nothing about surfaces, plus whisperings about the disappearance of his first wife, True, and rumors about the women from the area who have gone missing—and when another woman disappears, all signs point to her husband’s involvement.

At first Bailey ignores the whispers, even circumstantial evidence against Logan mounts. But finally, Bailey must make a choice: believe what everyone says—or bet her life on the man she loves, but is realizing she hardly knows.


And from Amazon Vine later this week, I will be getting Second Life, by S. J. Watson, who brought us Before I Go to Sleep.







Julia’s life is comfortable, if unremarkable, until her sister’s brutal murder opens old wounds. She finds solace in her sister’s best friend, Sophie, but when Sophie reveals the extent of her sister’s online life, Julia becomes convinced that the truth about her death lies deep in the dark, sordid world of online chatrooms and internet sex.

What begins as Julia’s search for the truth about her sister quickly turns into an exploration of herself and her own desires. After all, the internet is her playground, and why be just one thing when you can be as many as you like? What could possibly go wrong? After all, it’s only cybersex, isn’t it? No one’s going to get hurt.

But then she meets the dark and mysterious Lukas in an online chat room, and things begin to get very dangerous indeed.


What does your bookish world look like today?  What books are you anticipating?  And how have you dealt with upgrades on your Kindle?



  1. The cloud is great, there are two tabs one cloud and one device label on your Kindle, tapping on the cloud and just download any of your books. So easy. What are you thinking of upgrading to?


  2. When I upgraded from a Kindle like your Sparky to a KindleFire all the books I had on the old Kindle automatically were downloaded on the KindleFire. On my iPads and my iPhone when I download the Kindle app all my books show up on them also. They all synchronize when you download a book.


  3. Ooh, The First Wife is out today!? Ok…going to Amazon. I am starting the Unger book today and looking forward to it. I’ve seen so many wonderful early reviews of it.

    I have upgraded to a Paperwhite and it was easy enough. I just send the book I need from my Amazon cloud to it whenever I want. Or I send several and started new collections on it. I do believe that collections from your old Kindle will copy over, but I opted to start fresh so I could clean up books I won’t read. Getting a new one is worth it! 🙂


  4. I went from Nook to Kindle about a year ago so Snooky (the Nook) was left behind. He is still here, I just went to Kinderella (Kindle) the bells and whistles got me 🙂 Happy device hunting… perhaps Sparky and Snooky can get together for support 🙂


    • Ha-ha, Sheila, yes the image is intriguing. It looks like my upgrade won’t do anything to my books…some think my collections may even be intact. I’m considering the Paperwhite version; and I’m fascinated by the idea of the cloud that hovers somewhere out there on Amazon. I’m visualizing it as this benevolent presence, keeping my books safe. Thanks for stopping by.



  6. I’ve upgraded to a new kindle and the cloud works well – I can just add the books I want to read from the entire collection which makes it look like I have less of a TBR than I really do! I like your reading week and I do hope Second Life works for you.


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