Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kindle Highlights

Now that I'm not writing, I seem to have more time to blog. Part of it is a distraction with all the personal things going on. I'll be going to the hospital tonight to visit with the family friend who is on life support. It's my best friends dad, and we've grown up together as family. They tried to bring him out of the coma, but he had seizures so they had to put him back into it. You honestly don't know what time you have with people in your life, never leave anything unsaid.

On a different note, while I posted this on facebook, I found this to be a really cool feature on Amazon. Amazon has a way of recording all of the highlighted passages on Kindle's for each book. You may have noticed this feature while reading a book on Kindle, but it also pulls it over to book pages on Amazon. If you scroll to the bottom, you'll see something called "Popular highlights". These are lines that readers highlighted the most. Pretty cool to see what everyone likes! I went through a few of my favorite books the other night and was noticing lines I had forgotten about that made me want to read the book all over again.

Here are the ones that are showing up for "Sterling". Honestly, the cat one has me laughing.

Popular Highlights

 (What's this?)

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” —Raymond Lindquist 
Highlighted by 4 Kindle users is not the easy road that makes us capable of great things. It is the hard journey that leads to a greater destiny. You can never rise if you never have anything to rise above.” 
Highlighted by 4 Kindle users

Dying isn’t the hardest thing you’ll ever do—it’s living. 
Highlighted by 4 Kindle users

Except what he didn’t know was that I had been there and done that. I was a survivor, and would never be broken by anyone. 
Highlighted by 3 Kindle users

When the only tongue you’re getting is from your cat…it’s time to get out more. 
Highlighted by 3 Kindle users

I like that the Lindquist quote was highlighted, because I put a lot of thought into the opening quote of this series.
I want it to really summarize the journey taken. 

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