Anne of Green Gables – Questions

7 07 2010

1. Why do you think Anne insists on being called Anne with an “e”?

2. What does a kindred spirit mean to you?  Do you seek out kindred spirits in your life as Anne does?

3. Can you think of any happy accidents in your life that ended up working out like Marilla and Matthew getting a girl instead of a boy?

Anne of Green Gables – favorite quotes

6 07 2010

I don’t know how you can resist falling in love with Anne after listening to Anne of Green Gables.  She says so many funny and wonderful things.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Anne with an “e”, don’t you think it sounds so romantic?

Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive–it’s such an interesting world. It wouldn’t be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There’d be no scope for imagination then, would there?

Marilla, isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?

Anne of Green Gables Book Review

5 07 2010

Red hair, freckled nose, precocious wit, and a dreamer, this is Anne Shirley, a beloved heroine for girls for over a century. Anne of Green Gables is the story of an orphaned girl in Nova Scotia near the turn of the 20th century. Her childhood has a bleak beginning, being passed from one bad foster home to another and then back to various orphanages, but Anne Shirley never gives up hope. Almost always the optimist and always the dreamer, Anne eventually gets the opportunity she’s been longing for- adoption by an older brother and sister living on a farm on the beautiful Prince Edward Island. Dazzled by this glimpse of joy, Anne sets all her hopes on being Anne of Green Gables for the rest of her life, but there is a mistake! Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert were planning to adopt a boy and someone has sent them a girl by mistake! Or was it?
As Anne works her way into Matthew and Marilla’s hearts, she’ll also work her way into yours. No beauty escapes her notice, no friendship is left undiscovered and if there is a mishap to be had, Anne will find it. Traveling Classics is pleased to bring you this edited edition of the first of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series, read in its entirety by the talented Karen Savage.

This title is available individually in the App Store, or in AudiobooksAudiobooks Premium, and Audiobooks (iPad Edition)

Where did my Plus and Pro Content Go?

3 07 2010

If your plus and pro books disappeared with the update, they’re not gone forever.  Within the app, click on Options – then at the top right corner, click on settings.  The settings screen will pop up, and at the bottom of the screen is the Restore Purchases Button.  Once you click the Restore Button, you will be asked for your iTunes password.  Once you enter your password, you will get a pop-up that says:

All previous purchases have been restored.  If you have downloaded books on a previous version, you will still need to navigate to those books and add them to your library.  We sincerely thank you for your continued support.

As the message says, you will need to re-download the books that were purchased previously, but you will not be charged for them.

Hope this helps.

Audiobook App Updates

2 07 2010

We updated both Audiobooks, and Audiobooks Premium this week, so I though I would let everyone know what the main changes are.

  • We updated the Librivox database – so there are now 648 brand new FREE books for your listening pleasure
  • We added BACKGROUND play to both apps – so if you have the new iOS 4 on a device that supports background play, you will be able to keep your audiobook playing in the background while you listen to your favorite books
  • We changed the name from Ad Free to Premium, because now Premium is not only ad free, but there are some other great features like setting a custom sleep timer, the ability to switch to streaming mode if you don’t want your books to take up space on your device, and
  • There are also a few bug fixes, and some performance enhancements, so the apps should run faster and more smoothly now

We would love to hear how you like the new updates, have you used Background play?  Are you enjoying the custom sleep timer?

Book apps

30 06 2010

Do you use your iPhone or iPad to read books as well as listen to them? I have been trying out several of the readers, here are my thoughts.

iBooks – I like the look and feel of the app. I like that it actually looks like an open book, and that it is a double screen. I also love the page turning effect, how the edges curl up. I guess I’m a pretty visual person.

Borders ebooks – I like the opening animation. But, the reading screen is a bit bland. It is really bright white, and it didn’t feel as much like reading a book, which I suppose you are not, but I thought it could use some work.

Amazon kindle – same look and feel as the borders app, but I like the page transitions better. The dissolve was a bit odd looking, the pan to the left makes it look more like the page is changing.

Stanza – single page white background like the previous 2. But, swiping up and down changed the brightness, which I liked. The white seemed too bright to me, so I liked toning it down a bit.

B&N – was a bit cumbersome to sign up and start. Also, it seemed there were a lot more words per page, and they were closer together than the other apps, which made it a bit harder to read.

Overall, I liked iBooks because it had the look and feel of an actual book. My second fa orate was stanza.

What is your favorite?


29 06 2010

Congrats to CC for winning a copy of the iPad My Recipe Book App.  I will contact you via email regarding your free copy of the app.


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