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  • Posts

    • How about this?   Shine out, fair Sun, with all your heat,
      Show all your thousand-coloured light!
      Black Winter freezes to his seat;
      The grey wolf howls, he does so bite;
      Crookt Age on three knees creeps the street;
      The boneless fish close quaking lies
      And eats for cold his aching feet;
      The stars in icicles arise:
      Shine out, and make this winter night
      Our beauty's Spring, our Prince of Light!   George Chapman - 'Shine out, fair Sun'   It can link to 'spring' in the Allingham poem, or 'black' in the Larkin poem.
    • It would probably be useful to see what others have underlined if there was some sort of a communal discussion going on about a particular book but it has no useful function to me thus far. I certainly wouldn't buy a paper book already underlined.  I don't think I'll be turning on highlighting myself.  Thanks for printing out the information Luna, maybe some people would like to participate in this function.  
    •   View Popular Highlights & Public Notes Amazon displays Popular Highlights and Public Notes by combining the highlights and notes of all Kindle customers and identifying the passages with the most highlights and notes. To turn on Popular Highlights or Public Notes: While reading, tap the top of the screen to show the reading toolbar. Tap the Menu icon and then tap Settings. Tap Reading Options and then tap Notes & About This Book. Next to Popular Highlights or Public Notes, tap Off. The switch will move to the On position. When you return to reading, highlights people have frequently selected will start appearing while you read. To view a list of Popular Highlights or Public notes: While reading, tap the top of your screen to show the reading toolbar. Tap Go To, and then tap the Notes tab. Tap the Popular tab to view Popular Highlights or tap the Public tab to view Public Notes.   I know that shows how to turn them on but I presume it's something similar to turn them off?   YouTube has a video : How to turn off popular highlights   I see that you have already managed to turn this off.  From the printed instructions above it looks like Amazon think that they are providing a service.  
    • I wonder if it is something to do with the new Kindle, and the way it 'reads' the book?  I have no dea how Kindles work, but it seems odd that more than one book has had these markings.   I had all sorts of odd and unexpected things appearing when I bought the new computer, and upgrades on the old one generally did things I wasn't wanting.
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