Although it has been rectified with a software update on some recent models, many Kindle owners are stuck without the ability to add ebooks to collections on their devise. The good news is that if you have a Gmail account associated with your Amazon account, I have an easy way to organize your ebooks.

Every time you make a purchase on Amazon, you are sent an email with details on your order. With the creation of a few labels, organizing your Kindle collection becomes fairly easy. I’ve kept my labels simple with Kindle, Kindle Archive, and Kindle Skipped, however you can get as creative as you like, with labels such as (genre), (author), fiction, nonfiction, etc. I’ve also made sure to prefix my labels with Kindle so the labels are grouped together and not lost among all the other labels.

kindle1.png Now, every time you make an ebook purchase and receive an email from Amazon, simply move the email to the folder (label) of your choice. Note that you have dropdown menus for labels and folders. I use the folder dropdown so the email is removed from my inbox.

 

 

 

 

 

kindle2.png To find an ebook, you’ll only need to go to the label on the left sidebar of your Gmail page. For my purposes, I created the Kindle Archive label to keep ebooks that I have finished reading and the Kindle Skipped label to keep books that I can come back to later (I have an extensive library and try to read in order of purchase, but sometimes skip to get to a juicier title.)

[Yeah, it’s an oldie. Probably used on countless politicians before too.]

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher who’s hand was caught in the gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.
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Eventually, the topic got around to Obama and his bid to be our president.

The old rancher said, ‘Well, ya know, Obama is a Post Turtle’.

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a post turtle was.

The old rancher said, ‘When you’re driving down a country road, and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a post turtle.

The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor’s face, so he continued to explain, ‘You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, and he doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumbass put him up there to begin with.’