Friday, June 8, 2018

#JUkNOWuCanDoIt: June 8, 2018

Ahhh, June! Fresh air, blooming flowers, a little run, a lot of sun (we hope) and summer vacations. Last month I participated in #MAYkingItWork sponsored by I.L. Wolf on her website.
My goals for #MAYkingItWork were to get back to reading (and less writing) and to restart my yoga.

Now it's time for #JUkNOWuCanDoIt and I'm keeping the goal of reading more but am changing my goal of restarting my yoga for just moving more. I will post on Fridays as to how I am doing. Any one can join in - choose a project or two (a goal or three) and post in the comments below or on your own blog (and add a link in the comments).

In addition, I.L. Wolf has now started a long term project, #AccountaClub. I'll be joining in there and hope you will, too. Just use the same (or new) goals for both and at the end of June, continue on with #AccountaClub over at I.L.'s blog.

Oh, how did I do this week? When it comes to reading, I did great. As usual, I read a lot of blogs but I also managed to read two books on my Kindle Paperwhite. That said, the Paperwhite has two issues. One is battery life - this has been an ongoing issue so today I bit the bullet and ordered a new battery. The other is, IT'S FULL!!! I've been using a Kindle E-reader since 2010 and I'm on my third one. The first one went to my daughter, the second one to a friend. I bought this one in the fall of 2015.

I've already removed all the non-fiction books from it and still have over 2000 books loaded. For the past six months, I haven't been able to download any books to it. Some folks recommended Calibre to help organize what I've read and haven't read. This will be critical if the battery doesn't fix my issue and I have to order a new one. Right now, in order to download books from Amazon to a new device, is a painstaking process. Page after page after page after page of clicking, transferring and waiting.

Because I have so many books (over 3000 on Amazon), there is no way to easily track what I've already read or which ones I bought for my husband (he loves non-fiction war books). My hope is, once I have Calibre working, I can off-load a lot of the books on my current Kindle, and then re-install when I need more to read.

So two days of work on that and it's still on-going. Until that is done, no more reading of books. LOL!

See you next Friday!


  1. Can you upload books to the cloud after you finish one? What about getting your husband - if not a Kindle, then a kindle app on his phone, and directing his books to his device? My husband and I did that when we were both on his account.

    I started Death on the Nile. An oldie but goodie. I love Agatha Christie, and picked this up as a re-read. So glad I ditched the book that wasn't doing it for me.
    Writing-wise, I kind of stalled out on the week-long scene that I had to outline last week. It's not coming to a climax anytime soon. So I just started writing the opening scene instead. The good news is, this early in the project, I have a lot to write, so I can move around a lot.

    1. Thanks, Red. I will get it worked out...hubby has his own Kindle and now I just send "his" books to him, but they are still on my full list. After playing with Calibre, now the issue is the new format that is no longer compatible with Calibre. But I think I found a work around...time will tell. Not pretty, but that's okay if it works. LOL!

  2. First of all, CONGRATS on the reading! That's fantastic. Also I didn't know you could fill a kindle!!

    Do you have any library loans in there cluttering up space?

    I know you can look at the contents on your Amazon account, but I don't know if you can sort or organize or download. Maybe Amazon knows which ones have been read?

    I notice you didn't mention the moving though...that's right, I noticed! ;)

    I posted about my week here: #JUkNOWuCanDoIt

    1. No loans and I'm reading all weekend, trying to get some books off. Plus working with Calibre to mark what ones have been read. At least then, if I move to a new Kindle reader, I can figure out what to upload. LOL!

      Yeah, not moving much. Nasty cold, sore throat, aching - nope, not moving. LOL!