It has been brought to my attention that I have been forgetting some of my special authors that I enjoyed and had difficulty finding as they were not available on my library and used bookstores. I knew where they were in every city I lived this included 15 years we travel in an RV all on the Western Coast of the United States. First Links and Throwback Thursday will help with that. Since I can no longer read print books and that includes large print. I no longer have access to the books. It took my husband and myself about 4 years to read our books at the Meridian Library. I can’t say enough about this library. They have coming been once a week bringing requested books to this retirement home. They taught both my husband and myself to used an e-book.  The only reason I don’t get  more ebooks from them is because NetGalley has been so good me. I do get books I can not afford when they show up on Overdrive. I am using Overdrive for my NetGalley because Amazon will no longer since their books too me. Against my better judgement I have purchased the following books from Amazon, since this started. If there are, no covers I can’t access one. Send me an email address and I will tell my experience with Amazon and Google. Nook will not put my reviews on their site. I do not know why. While at it I will say I have no preference to buying a book at any location. If you follow my blog you know I do not recommend books from any source. When I know a special book from one of my must authors I put it on my blog but say one of other. All are good. I am 86 year old, my husband same age. Our Income Social Security. We have caregivers and there a major problem that needs corrections. We have outlive close relatives. Amazon, Google, Apple, Brooks And Noble, Facebook, Social medis, Yahoo have all forgotten what has made them the millions. THE CUSTOMER OUR DESIRES ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THEIR LISTS. IT started when Microsoft got a monopoly on Windows. I actually tried to buy a computer without Windows I couldn’t. I had to buy the computer with and put OS2 on it. I have been fighting this by self and it need to be said. I was politely I don’t own the books I brought from Amazon.


We owned a Bengal Cat for 15 year and his heart gave out . My heart breaks every time I read about a Bengal needing home know we can’t offer because of age and health issues. I limit myself to clean mysteries I can no longer read suspense or thrillers. Nancy Bush is one like but she is into suspense the last I almost finished. I would recommend her for suspense. I required a book I can read on ebook or Overdrive and I accept very few from authors. Most don’t want honest opinion and NetGalley keeps busy. They have a so helpful with when I was not off of the internet and I thought my blog was dead. Thank to all have been helpful cannot tell how much has meant to me.

I am not sure to be sent but it needs to be said. Don’t to contract Amazon they have for help requested I even had caregiver called as they can’t do any but phone. I am using their kindle as I no choice it is still warranty but need to use. Amazon can bring what they remove when I brought new Kindle see reports bruise they buried them.

Betty Louise Davenport

About bettylouise31 Member of NetGalley and Edelweiss Senior Citizen and been reading and sharing my thoughts on books most of my life. I read for my pleasure. I have been married for over 60 years. We have a Bengal Cat, Kato. Interests include reading, dogs, cats, gardening, knitting, crocheting. I have a strong interest in North American native plants. A word on my reviews. Books review are from my public library, brought, many from Netgalley, a few from Edelweiss, occasionally from an author or from friends. The opinions are my own. I represent no publisher, author or any other source​. My reviews can be found on Amazon, Tumblr, Goodreads, Google+, and Twitter. I have no Facebook account. Thanks for reading my blog.
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  1. Betty can you borrow digital books from your library? My library uses Overdrive and they have tons of books……..just trying to help you out…….😊

    • Yes, I borrow ebooks from my library but they went to Overdrive because the pulls were them problems. Almost none of better cozy writer they get. Before Overdrive they would asked which to buy. I was still reading print at that time. There were when I could not by Elizabeth Peters at bookstores. I do know why but suspect it was her religious views. Ebooks have corrected that problem. This occur on Goodreads featured author. The middle of the month and not single post. Linda O Johnston was a excellent writer Berkley but last few books have been poor and I decided not read her more😤😕I said plenty today and even brought a book and will review it soon. I don’t know her life but I was probably in the nineties or earlier. I am going see I can feature on a throwback Thursday. She has a Bengal cat the first I saw. It was excellent I highly recommend but Berkley wants $7.99 plus postage for and ebook. I keep my problems quiet as I know how thing can multiply. I ended up in the DR the day I had fight with my caregiver and I was knock off the internet. My life ended that timd. I even slowly working my way throw personal but according Amazon I don’t own the ebooks I brought them. They are not sending my emails or changing the wording that why went into detail. I probably can locate the email. I have brought four kindle my husband has brought two and can’t tell books I have brought. Who owns those books when I died. I wonder if can will to the Meridian Library. Most of them when on sale. It wouldn’t I can not afford over $ a book and will pay for either prime you leave loose all the books 9$ a month for lending that does not offer Best darling authors is lot. I need to calm and write letter to . I wipe DOS off my first computer. One brother built computer for IBM and another work for Honeywell. Who h brother was helping determined which computer I brought.
      Amazom help, Amazon and Google. That I cannot access Google site this kindle fire terrible and I blame Amazon and Google both. I really know much about Overdrive I can’t return the NetGalley and the reason blog still alive is because of NetGalley..

      • Well thank goodness for Netgalley then right? Try to relax and don’t let them get you down. is your name on Goodreads the same as on here. There is no contact button on your blog and I will send you an email on Goodreads so I can give you something……….

      • My email is K don’t how to put a contract is something I try to do myself. I have always to do . I have friends who have someone and I don’t want can up with. I am being charged a for premium plan and as soon as have the time I will look into it. I have a lot of NetGalley badges that I don’t know how. I would like my Goodreads information on it . I am high number of reviews but not the so called best sellers you will find very few of those on my blog or sites. They have enough reviews they don’t need mine. Also, I like to select my own reading you if you checked my stars most are 4-5 stars books. I won’t put on a negative review but will let the author of publishers know. My current rating 95%, I don’t mention that as I feel I am bragging. Currently, since NetGalley put I won’t see don’t a review the only books I current on my list are the ones I haven’t read yet. This week I moved out of my queue and two fall books from Berkley. No review yet. I am going to read the two I brought goddaughter unless I have one I need to read. I have books to reblog tomorrow and put on Amazon. The purpose of my blog is to fill my days , I am not trying to have an high volume blog. I do feel good that it has done so well but I need something I can do. The blog allow me to feel good. I will probably finished one book tonight. Night I stay awake all rather than negative thing that happened in my life, I read a book. When it was a very bad time I read a Joe Grey books a day. That is way I am 18 books ahead of my goal by good reads. Not everyone has the time. Joe Grey most s have reviews unless Goodreads remove them. By brought the whole set from Amazon when they were on sale. There is one I didn’t but as I a print book.

      • Try it and see ………it should put the book right in your Overdrive app…I have other book friends and we all share our libraries with no problems!😊

      • I just got your link. I can I get a book from your library. My library does link with Ada county but you must be a her resident of Meridian to check out a book. My sister -in-laws couldn’t because she lived Luna and she needs to get a her books from her library. I can asked for print books on interlibrary books so far not on ebooks. The library bond issue fail the last time I am not if plans are to resubmit.

  2. bmary8222 says:

    Thanks for sharing your post and updating us on TBR pile.

  3. lghiggins says:

    All of this borrowing versus owning books is a mess. It really makes it hard for the consumer!

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