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The love story to end all love stories from the internationally bestselling author, Nicholas Sparks. Now a major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling (Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated star of La La Land) and Rachel McAdams. Noah Calhoun has just returned from World War Two. The Notebook is such a book. At thirty-one, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At twenty-nine, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking. Read "The Notebook Student edition" by Nicholas Sparks available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. NOVEL LEARNING.
The short version is that many of the things we think about ebooks are wrong: but they are very interesting. For the longer version, read on… As ever, far more was said on stage than these notes, but there you go. Regular readers will know my history. When I first started talking about eBooks six, seven years ago, the general attitude of the publishing industry was: No. You can read ebooks better in bed, because they can be backlit. That usually ends in shouting. The problem here is that these are all arguments about the physical book: about its physicality.
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At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information. Acknowledgments This story is what it is today because of two special people, and I would like to thank them for everything they've done. To Theresa Park, the agent who plucked me from obscurity. Thank you for your kindness, your patience, and the many hours you have spent working with me. I will be forever grateful for everything you've done.
To Jamie Raab, my editor. Thank you for your wisdom, your humor, and your good-hearted nature. You made this a wonderful experience for me, and I'm glad to call you my friend.
Miracles Who am I? And how, I wonder, will this story end? The sun has come up and I am sitting by a window that is foggy with the breath of a life gone by.
I'm a sight this morning: two shirts, heavy pants, a scarf wrapped twice around my neck and tucked into a thick sweater knitted by my daughter thirty birthdays ago. The thermostat in my room is set as high as it will go, and a smaller space heater sits directly behind me. It clicks and groans and spews hot air like a fairy-tale dragon, and still my body shivers with a cold that will never go away, a cold that has been eighty years in the making.
Eighty years, I think sometimes, and despite my own acceptance of my age, it still amazes me that I haven't been warm since George Bush was president. I wonder if this is how it is for everyone my age. My life? It isn't easy to explain. It has not been the rip-roaring spectacular I fancied it would be, but neither have I burrowed around with the gophers.
I suppose it has most resembled a blue-chip stock: fairly stable, more ups than downs, and gradually trending upward over time. A good download, a lucky download, and I've learned that not everyone can say this about his life. But do not be misled. I am nothing special; of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts, and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
The romantics would call this a love story, the cynics would call it a tragedy. In my mind it's a little bit of both, and no matter how you choose to view it in the end, it does not change the fact that it involves a great deal of my life and the path I've chosen to follow.
I have no complaints about my path and the places it has taken me; enough complaints to fill a circus tent about other things, maybe, but the path I've chosen has always been the right one, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. Time, unfortunately, doesn't make it easy to stay on course. The path is straight as ever, but now it is strewn with the rocks and gravel that accumulate over a lifetime.
Until three years ago it would have been easy to ignore, but it's impossible now. There is a sickness rolling through my body; I'm neither strong nor healthy, and my days are spent like an old party balloon: listless, spongy, and growing softer over time.
I cough, and through squinted eyes I check my watch. I realize it is time to go. I stand from my seat by the window and shuffle across the room, stopping at the desk to pick up the notebook I have read a hundred times. I do not glance through it.
Instead I slip it beneath my arm and continue on my way to the place I must go. I walk on tiled floors, white in color and speckled with gray. Like my hair and the hair of most people here, though I'm the only one in the hallway this morning. They are in their rooms, alone except for television, but they, like me, are used to it. A person can get used to anything, if given enough time. I hear the muffled sounds of crying in the distance and know exactly who is making those sounds.
Then the nurses see me and we smile at each other and exchange greetings. They are my friends and we talk often, but I am sure they wonder about me and the things that I go through every day. I listen as they begin to whisper among themselves as I pass. The quotes everyone picks are not interesting. The quotes a few people — critics, teachers, friends, even the author themselves — pick out: those are interesting. This is pretty amazing though.
Thank you. This is the edges of something amazing. And the Kindle sends your bookmarks to the web, but they stay entirely within the site system. But perhaps we do, in some ways. Because this is what the music industry looks like to me now: This extraordinary, interconnected ecosystem of vendors and aggregators and discovery engines and list-keepers and cloud streamers and APIs and analysers and social-ish networks and so on and so forth.
Bkkeepr was an early attempt to create something that sat in this kind of ecosystem. And these guys should not have to build their own ereader to be able to aggregate reading data.
Because your bookmarks, your reading experience should — must — belong to you and not to Apple or site or whoever. This information should be open and available so we can create these ecosystems. Now comes the theory bit. That term is aura. Benjamin writes about the aura of a work, and how that aura is diminished by the process of copying, because the highest quality of art is its place in the here and now. But I think that, 80 years on, we are building the tools to reclaim that aura and make it more valuable again.
Business models, even social models, get broken all the time, and they get broken before we figure out how to replace them. Likewise, the aura model of art got broken 80 years ago, but we just might be figuring out how to fix it. What kills industries now is the same storm out of paradise that broke businesses before — but might just fix them in the future. And here he is again: the genuineness of a thing is the quintessence of everything about it since its creation that can be handed down, from its material duration to the historical witness that it bears.
Sound familiar? About appropriation and annotation and material history? The long-form text is not dead, but the physical book is, and the digital copy does not have value in the same way. So, what do we do about this?