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Jim Corbett’s Hunting Tigers In India Books — A Huge Endorsement.

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Click to ENLARGE. My shelf of favorite paperbacks — with Jim Corbett’s “Man Eaters of Kumaon” definitely on there.


It was indeed quite the coincidence that I saw, when looking through Amazon Prime Instant Video, that there is now a movie, “India: Kingdom of the Tiger“, based on Jim Corbett’s mesmerizing books.

Just last week, on my near daily run, I had been thinking about Jim Corbett and his books. I was wondering whether I should go back and read them again and whether one of the kids might be interested. We are not into hunting BUT I was totally hooked on Jim’s books when I was around 12.

A partial list from Amazon.

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My very precise autograph when I was around 12. Click to ENLARGE.

I had them all, in paperback, in Ceylon. As I had said before one of the few highlights of my days growing up in Ceylon was that my adoptive father totally indulged me when it came to books. He a great lover of books. I could get whatever books I wanted, even if it meant they had to be ordered through London. IF there was a series of books, as with Jim Corbett or Enid Blyton, he would get me the whole series. When we left in 1967 I could not take my beloved library of books with me. Hence why I just have ONE Jim Corbett from that collection, my favorite “The Man Eaters of Kumaon”.

I am probably, time permitted, going to reread “Kumaon”. I might them get the others. I am trying NOT to buy too many books of late. Just have too many. Even thinking of getting rid of some I have!


My two shelves of favorite books, one for small paperbacks and the other for larger books.
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Amazon Prime Is Worth $99/Year For ‘Instant Video’ — Irrespective Of “Prime Day”.

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by Anura Guruge


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I dragged my heels for years before I finally broke down and signed up for Amazon Prime earlier this year. I got it mainly for the free 2-day shipping. I got fed up of waiting 10 days to get the non-Prime free shipping from Amazon (on orders above $35 (used to be $25)).

Soon afterwards, totally independently and with Amazon Prime not a consideration, we got a Roku 3. Then we discovered Amazon Prime Instant Video. Hundreds oamazonprimef FREE movies and TV shows — including “Downton Abbey”, “Mr. Selfridge” etc. We were hooked. We definitely have got our monies worth just on the videos and we use the free shipping at least three or four times a week. That I just saw that they have the Jim Corbett “India: Kingdom of the Tiger” is just an added bonus. As a pre-teenager, in Ceylon, I discovered the Jim Corbett tiger hunting books. I read every one of them. I still have one copy from the 1960s in my “most favorite of books” display shelf! So Amazon Prime has worked for us. I haven’t used the music download capability but Devanee has started using it over the last few weeks. So that is another plus. The free Kindle sharing thing is a sham! Only works IF you have a Kindle device. That is naughty.

I did ‘waste’ an hour or so looking at ‘stuff’ during today’s “Amazon Prime” day. Yes, I will confess that I really didn’t need anything per se today and that was probably a major factor. There were some interesting and fairly well priced items. But they weren’t compelling enough. I don’t think that was entirely Amazon’s fault. I just wasn’t in the mood. The one DSLR camera they had was not of interest.

But, I will be an Amazon Prime customer for years to come. That I am an Amazon shareholder is also a factor. The Amazon share performance this year has more than paid for the $99 I needed for the membership.

I try not to buy from Walmart.com. Yes, I do shop Walmart brick-and-mortar. But Walmart.com is NOT Amazon. For online shopping Amazon is trumps.