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Friday, February 12, 2016

awww, rats!

I'm having a problem with the book I downloaded from the library, Whispers, by Belva Plain.

It's on my computer and I downloaded it to my kindle also, where it showed in the index right away. I didn't start reading it right away, because I was finishing Robyn Engel's Woman on the Verge of Paradise.

An interesting read, although I had expected a fiction novel.

So I finished Robyn's book, then searched for Whispers to begin reading. 
It wasn't there. 
It had disappeared, so I tried downloading it again and a window popped up saying "this destination already carries this file". 
No, it doesn't! Because I can't find it there. 
Tried again. Same result. 

Never mind, I thought. I'll read it on the computer screen. But it won't open.
I may have to go to the library after all and get the actual book.
And now I'm annoyed.

11 comments:

  1. Ah! The wonders of modern technology. Hope your ebook comes back but then, it's always nice reading a paper book.
    P.S. What did you think of the last Lee Child book? I thought it somewhat different to previous books.

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  2. Elephant's Child; Andrew has the answer I think. Apparently the file is only on loan to one address and is corrupted if I try to share it with others. Since I sent it to Andrew before I tried to read it myself, it now won't open for either of us.

    Mimsie; it won't 'come back'. Read my answer to EC above. The last Lee Child? That's "Make Me" and I read it several months ago. It's not quite the same as all the earlier ones, but better than the one preceding which was "Personal". I think perhaps he is struggling to find new ways to write Jack Reacher and should stop the series.

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    1. Yes, I know "Make Me" was a while back but was just wanting your considered opinion of the book. I rather tend to agree with you. As with many series either books or TV series, I feel they must come to an end before they become too stale. The only series I would have like to see go on was "West Wing" when they had the new president.

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  3. Clever file then, it knows more people want to read it!...Good luck with it.

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  4. That is so frustrating! Damn and double damn.

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  5. Computers are great....except when they're not.

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  6. Well, bummer. I've never gotten any e-books from the library, so I'm not quite sure how it works. I take it the book isn't included in the mess of books you can "manage" on your Kindle? One time, an e-book I'd purchased didn't show up on my Kindle, so I had to go and download it again from that "managing" site. (Dontcha love my technical lingo? HA!)

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  7. Technology...can't live with it, can't live without it!

    I guess could you open a new email address and download again? Probably need a new ip address, better to buy the book.

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  8. All we want is something that works & we end up with technology!!

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  9. Margaret-whiteangel; the library must have some sort of check on their system.

    The Cranky; at least I know now, not to share library files.

    Kathy G; they are great, as long as we understand the rules.

    Susan; I could 'manage' it if I'd bought it from one of many e-book sites; but not a borrowed book from the library. I deleted the file and tried to 'borrow' it again, but it says there are 0 e-copies available. For my email address anyway.

    joeh; too much trouble to open another email site. I'll zip over to Amazon and buy it.

    fishducky; the system works, the problem was mine in trying to share a borrowed file. I know not to do that now.

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