My New Camera Is A Canon ELPH 180!


My wonderful son, Nick got it for me. He purchased it at our local Walmart, but it is also available on Amazon.

Here is a bit more detail on my  Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 (Silver) with 20.0 MP CCD Sensor and 8x Optical Zoom

For those wanting a simple way to capture moments with family, friends and more, the slim, stylish PowerShot ELPH 180 camera has easy-to-use features to help create photos that are as stunning as you want. The 8x Optical Zoom lets you get close to the action, while the 20.0 Megapixel* CCD sensor with DIGIC 4+ Image Processor help produce vibrant, clear images to share or print. Take more than just still images, with the ability to record movies at 720p HD. For added convenience, Smart AUTO figures out suitable settings for what you’re photographing so you don’t have to worry about finding a picture mode yourself. To help reduce the effects of camera shake, Digital IS helps keep blur to a minimum. On top of that, the Auto Zoom feature can automatically close in on your subject and keep it in focus for easy shooting. (This is the Canon Description on both websites.)

The following description of features is from the Walmart website. Amazon has one too but it is all in graph form.  🙂

  • 20 megapixel resolution with high-quality still images and video recordings
    Featuring Scene Modes with 720p HD Movie Recording
  • Canon 5-40mm zoom lens with 8x optical/4x digital zoom
    Equivalent to a 28-224mm lens on an analog camera with TTL Autofocus, Glass Lens
  • 2.7″ TFT LCD screen with image editing features
    Featuring Graphical User Interface, color TFT LCD screen
  • Built-in flash with Auto On/Off and Slow-Sync Flash

Additional Features:

  • 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot (memory card not included)
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 300 shots
  • ISO Modes: Auto, 1600, 800, 400, 200, 100
  • File Formats Supported: EXIF, JPEG, DPOF, DCF, MP4
  • 3.75″ x 2.14″ x 0.87″; 4.44 oz

Compatibility and Warranty:

  • Compatible with PC or Mac
  • 1-year limited manufacturer warranty
Here is the screen and contols.

Here is the screen and controls.

This camera is almost exactly like my old one. I guess Canon just gave it a cute new name. One difference in this “model” is it has a dedicated trash can button. It makes it easier to toss out those bad photos. I can now also protect a photo so I don’t accidentally toss it.

It came with the rechargeable battery and the charger for the battery. Which were the same as my old camera.  Now I have a spare of both, I will now always have a battery charged. No waiting! It did not come with the USB cord to connect to laptop, but the one I had for my old camera works so no worries there.


It still has the different effects setting to choose from. I have not found my way to them yet. The menu set up is a little different also.

My old SD card was a separate disc and adapter set up. It started acting weird, so he also got me a new one that is all one piece. The old SD card was 4GB the new one is 8GB.

He gave it to me early because I will need it to take many pictures of Marty’s First Birthday! We will be having a BBQ pot luck lunch at the local State Park.

Here are a few of the first photos I took.

David’s Kindle Klearing # 17

All Titles were on the Best Sellers in The Kindle Store Top 100 Free List
or Free Promotions I receive in my Email at time of download.
They may no longer be available for free.
All the book blurbs are from Amazon.
All book covers are screen captures from my Kindle Reading App on the Laptop or Amazon page


I have not been keeping close tabs on David’s reading, so again there will be no star ratings or one liner reviews.

He has read eight titled items. Three solo titled books and five boxed sets.

 There were some titles on the kindle that were not finished, but he also likes to take a break from some stories then come back to them especially if they are boxed sets or super long stories. I can tell you this, he liked these titles enough to finish them, if he doesn’t like it he won’t finish it.

So here we go with the ones he finished since last Klearing in June.

Bane of the Dead

(Seraphim Revival Book 1)


Jacob Holo

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325 pages

Downloaded on July 12, 2016

Still Free at time of this post.

In an empire ruled by the honored dead, seraphs are the ultimate weapons. Fueled by the pilot’s very soul, these colossal humanoid war machines are unstoppable in battle. Only a few possess the gift to control such craft, and those men and women are prized above all others.

Jack Donolon is the most powerful pilot in existence, a hero of Earth with a mind fractured by his seraph. On the far side of the galaxy, he uncovers a terrible truth about the seraphs and their pilots. Now he must return on a mission no one will understand, to face and kill the people who once called him friend and comrade.

But the death he will bring is insignificant next to the destruction that will follow, should he fail …

Before the Harvest Kindle Edition


Kimberly A. Bettes

181 pages

Downloaded May 26, 2013

The cover has been updated since I downloaded 3 years ago.

I screen captured both so you would not be confused by the different covers.

Priced at $ 2.99 US at time of this post.


When the Martins move their daughter from the crime-filled streets of St. Louis to the safety of the countryside, they don’t realize that the rural town they think of as a haven is loaded with secrets, and the farm they lease is far from safe. It is cursed land, and they’re about to find out the hard way that danger lurks everywhere, even in a small, peaceful farming community.


In a struggle to survive until dawn, will they make it, or will they only add to the rising body count?

Center Worlds – Spark Kindle Edition


Tim Morrison

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358 pages

Downloaded on July 12, 2016

Still Free at time of this post.

Center Worlds – The Spark, the first installment in a fresh and new Epic Science Fiction series.

A lost world, abandoned for over a thousand years, all but forgotten, except to the young Clansman who wants to explore the mystery at the heart of his own Clan territory.

A boiling nebula full of fire and ice stops all travel through it, at it’s heart lies a forgotten and lost world full of potential allies in an oncoming war.

For war is coming, sure as the suns rise and the moons make their orbits. The Clans will take sides and everything will change for the young Lord as he tries to weave politics and military tactics within a loose alliance ruled by a fledgling Emperor, known as the Confederacy.

Young Ryo Camelin, soon to be Lord of Clan Camelin, does not want to be stuck ruling the Clan from the Central Tower of his Clan World. He wants to command the battlecruiser that has been his Clan’s for more than four hundred years, and he has an urge to explore. A violent gas nebula in the heart of his own territory has been off limits for more than a thousand years. Deep within it lies a world long thought destroyed, a world surrounded by legend and wrapped in lies and betrayal. Clan World Desinlo. Once the heart of the Confederacy, now banished and abandoned.

There are too many questions that need answers, and too many answers that beg more questions, young Lord Camelin must seek out the truth for himself and his children and uncover a mystery that concerns the entire survival of The Center Worlds.

This is the full and complete text of Center Worlds Book 1 – it includes details never before published with preview copies and adds to the mystery and intrigue of the Center Worlds in new and dynamic ways.

Harbinger of Doom

( Epic Fantasy Three Book Bundle)

Kindle Edition


Glen G. Thater

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507 pages

Downloaded on January 8, 2016

Still Free at time of this post.

This three book bundle includes the first three volumes in the acclaimed epic fantasy series, Harbinger of Doom. (The paperback versions total about 680 pages).

Mad wizards wrenched open a gateway to hell on Eotrus land. A gateway that’s determined to stay open.

What is the young knight, Claradon Eotrus, to do when he discovers that the man he recruited to help him close that gateway is either the greatest hero the world has ever known or the devil himself, thrown down from the heavens by the gods in olden days? Is he out to save Midgaard or destroy it? Does he serve the Norse gods: Odin, Thor, and the rest, or did he slay them? And if he’s truly the harbinger of doom, how can Claradon stop him? How can he even survive him?

Claradon’s Midgaard is a world filled of valiant knights, mysterious sorcerers, ruthless bounty hunters, complex political intrigues, monsters of myth and legend: the undead of this variety and that, gods and demons, and otherworldly evils so frightening you dare not read these books before sleep. But most of all, it’s filled with stories that you will always remember, and characters that you will never forget.

The Hunting Tree


(Books I -III)


Ike Hamil

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394 pages

Downloaded on November 11, 2012

Since I downloaded four years ago,this boxed set is now available as a single book  for $ .99 US

For thousands of years a supernatural killer has slept in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. An amateur ghost hunter has just woken him up. Now that he stalks the night once more, he’s traveling east. Although the monster’s actions are pure evil, he may be the only thing that can save humanity from extinction.

Jim Knighthorse Series:

First Three Books Kindle Edition


J. R. Rain

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523 pages

Downloaded on December 31, 2012

Priced at $ 8.99 US at time of this post.

Boxed set of three #1 bestselling mystery novels featuring private investigator, Jim Knighthorse, including:

When high school student Derrick Booker, the only black student at a posh Orange County high school, is accused of killing his white girlfriend, ex-college football hero and detective Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper into the murder. It doesn’t take long for Knighthorse to realize that not all is as it seems at tranquil Huntington High, from a band director who preys on the innocent to a vice-principal with a secret agenda of her own. Not to mention someone’s hired a professional killer to keep Knighthorse permanently off the case. As the investigation continues, Knighthorse’s personal life is shattered by the discovery of new evidence relating to his mother’s unsolved murder, a murder dating back twenty years. Reeling from the discovery, a determined Jim Knighthorse sets out to bring two killers to justice.

Private investigator Jim Knighthorse takes on a very, very cold case. When historian Willie Clarke dies of mysteriously of dehydration in the California deserts, ex-football hero Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper—and discovers a shocking connection to one of the West’s oldest mysteries. Over a hundred years ago, an unnamed cowboy was murdered in the California desert and, due to freak weather conditions, would become mummified within twenty-four hours. Now known to the world as Sylvester the Mummy and displayed in a creepy curiosity shop, Sylvester and historian Willie Clarke will be forever linked in mystery. That is, unless private investigator Jim Knighthorse can survive long enough to untangle one of the West’s greatest unsolved murders.

In this third book of the series, Private investigator Jim Knighthorse finds himself on the trail of his mother’s killer, a cold case spanning two decades. While on the hunt, he takes on a brutal case that takes him into shark-infested waters and deep into the heart of Mexico. All the while, Knighthorse comes closer and closer to finding his mother’s killer…and there’s going to be hell to pay.

The Ripple Trilogy:

Books 1-3 of The Ripple Series Kindle Edition


Cidney Swanson

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603 pages

Downloaded on December 2, 2013

Priced at $ 6.99 US at the time of post.

Discovering she can turn invisible terrifies Samantha, especially when she learns a geneticist who murdered her mom wants her too. Handsome Will Baker offers help and secrecy, but soon Sam will have to choose between keeping her secrets and keeping Will in her life. Suspenseful and romantic, Rippler and its sequels capture the collision of the beautiful with the dark.

This box set forms a complete story, but there are four additional books for those who fall in love with the Ripple world and want even more!

The Ripple Series is a teen and young adult paranormal fantasy series set in a contemporary world where invisibility has long been a well kept secret. It combines the heart pounding action of a thriller with a touch of clean romance and a science fiction twist.

Two Thriller Novels

Blademan’s Return by M. K. Pius

The OutKast by Craig Thomas

Capture54 Two Thriller Novels Blademan's Return and The Outkast

Downloaded the box set on May 6, 2013.

These Titles are no longer sold together as a boxed set.

Blademan’s Return is not even available as a single book.

The OutKast is available as a single book, priced at $ 2.99 US

Capture54a The Outkast

234 pages

He’s young and lonely, a soul struggling for acceptance among his peers and the community at large. He’s an outcast.

He’s huge and dangerous, with a life wholly dedicated to executing bloody revenges on those who have spited his person. He’s The Outkast.

Robert Smallwood is a loner, hated at school by the rest of the students–and teachers alike. He’s the twelve-year-old suspect in a high school murder case.

At first, Sheriff Brian Stack has some doubt about the accusation. But when more bodies are found, with objects left on the scenes that point towards Robert, the police investigation intensifies.

David’s Kindle Klearing # 16

Well David has only kleared out two items on the Kindle. Even though we have been keeping busy with gardening, fishing, and home improvement projects I thought he would have more than that by this time. He was also playing Cribbage when I would see him with the Kindle. Although in actuality he read seven books as the two items he cleared were box sets. So I guess it was not as bad as I thought.  There will be no stars or one liner reviews this go around, just the books ma’am, and the blurbs.

All Titles were on the Best Sellers in The Kindle Store Top 100 Free List
or Free Promotions I receive in my Email at time of download.
They may no longer be available for free.
All the book blurbs are from Amazon.
All book covers are screen captures from my Kindle Reading App on the Laptop.


The Chaos Chronicles (Books 1-3)


Jeffrey A. Carver

Capture46 The Chaos Chronicles

1012 pages

Downloaded on May 30, 2012

An omnibus of three novels: Neptune Crossing, Strange Attractors, and The Infinite Sea. When John Bandicut encounters alien sentience on Triton, his life changes forever—from sacrificing everything to save Earth, to confronting a malicious entity at the edge of the galaxy, to fathoming the abyss of an alien ocean.

Contamination Boxed Set

(Books 0-3 in the series)


T.W. Piperbrook

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465 pages

Downloaded on December 11, 2015

The infection has begun, ravaging the American Southwest and leaving a chaos in its wake. In this new world, there will be last meal, no dying wish. The only reward left is to survive another day…

David’s Kindle Klearing # 14

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David has been busy working on his urban prospecting these last 3 weeks. He has been reading but he only finished a book a week. I didn’t feel it was worth my time to just put up one book per week. So I waited until he had these four books kleared.

All Titles were on the Best Sellers in The Kindle Store Top 100 Free List
or Free Promotions I receive in my Email at time of download.
They may no longer be available for free.
All the book blurbs are from Amazon.
All book covers are screen captures from my Kindle Reading App on the Laptop.




(Black Sand Book 1) Kindle Edition

by Joshua Guess

Capture37 EarthFall

212 pages

Downloaded on March 11, 2016

Capture 4 stars

Very good book. The sidekick was very humorous.

In the hundred years since the Gaethe invasion, the exiled human colonies have watched and waited. Every year they send a lone pilot on the near-suicidal Home Run, a scouting mission back to Earth directly into the heart of enemy territory.
One of forty pilots engineered for the rigors of long-term space travel, Mars Cori has been training his entire life for the chance to see Earth with his own eyes. What he finds there could change the course of human civilization. The trick? Staying alive to watch it happen.



The Galapagos Incident: A Space Colonization Thriller

(The Solarian War Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition

by Felix R. Savage

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286 pages

Downloaded on March 11, 2016

Capture 3 and half stars

David hoped it would get better, but it never did.

The year is 2285. Amidst our colonization of the solar system, humanity is locked in a low-intensity war with the hostile AI known as the PLAN. But Elfrida Goto, a field agent for the 23rd – century equivalent of the Peace Corps, tries to ignore the fighting. Helping and protecting space colonists is her job … even when that means evicting them from their homes.
It’s a crappy job, but someone has to do it. The UN’s grand project to terraform Venus requires asteroids–lots of asteroids–and next on the list is 11073 Galapagos. Tasked with evicting the asteroid’s squatter population, Elfrida faces a herculean challenge, not made easier by her aggravatingly opinionated telepresence robot … or her uncooperative local liaison. Jun Yonezawa is determined to preserve his people’s independence–with violence, if necessary.
But when a lethal AI fleet attacks Elfrida’s home base, her mission changes in a hurry. Now, she and Jun have just one chance to save the squatters on 11073 Galapagos. It means going up against the most dangerous enemy humanity has ever known. But Elfrida takes her mission of protecting space colonists seriously. What she doesn’t know is that her most dangerous enemy of all may be lurking close at hand.

BALLISTIC Kindle Edition

by Paul Levine

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334 pages

Downloaded on July 14, 2012

Capture 4 and half stars

This was a different kind of story, it was crazy in a good way.

Nuclear Missile…
A Band of Terrorists…
And Only Two People Who Can Prevent Armageddon.
When a doomsday cult captures an U.S. Air Force missile base, it’s up to a lowly sergeant and a female psychiatrist to prevent a nuclear holocaust. If you like the action adventure thrillers of Tom Clancy, Dan Brown, Stephen Coonts, or Vince Flynn, you’ll love BALLISTIC.

Deadly Voyage

(Logan Ryvenbark’s Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition

by Grey Lanter

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405 pages

Downloaded on March 11, 2016

Capture 3 and half stars

A good long read with a good ending.

The Molochs seem to be born to fight. Being the most savage warriors in the galaxy they’re certainly the worst thing could happen to the Aristolans.
Powerful, intergalactic CEO Belen Morganthal can’t let the only genetically perfect race in the universe fall and disappear into eternity, a race that knows no evil and shows a gleaming beauty.
She is the only one with the means to carry out such an enterprise and the only one with the secret to convince Logan Ryvenbark to accept such an inconceivable mission. Captain Ryvenbark may be just the one having any chance against the Molochs, but he doesn’t like suicide missions.

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David’s Kindle Klearing # 13

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David finished putting BOB’s drive line back in its proper place. He says he barely notices the vibration now. The whole time we were gallivanting around the southwest in 2014 he was worried that the drive line was just gonna drop. Now his mind is at ease about that. He also has been preparing to concrete around the shed steps, in other words he started digging a hole. He has also gotten the bug again, the gold bug. He has been pulling out some of his computer parts doing a bit of urban prospecting.  So he only read two books again this week. These two were older downloads. So they are no longer free. Both are now available for $3.99 US.


All Titles were on the Best Sellers in The Kindle Store Top 100 Free List
or Free Promotions I receive in my Email at time of download.
They may no longer be available for free.
All the book blurbs are from Amazon.
All book covers are screen captures from my Kindle Reading App on the Laptop.


Angels Don’t Die

(Madeleine Toche Series Book 2)


Soren Petrek

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225 pages
Downloaded on November 1, 2012

Capture 3 and half stars

This was a good book.


When an American agent is taken hostage, famed WWII assassin, Madeleine Toche resurfaces to rescue him, taking on the PLO and all comers in the middle of Israel’s Yom Kippur War. Toche, feared as the Angel of Death, must send the PLO a bloody message, release the agent or die. With the help of the Mossad, Toche unleashes her fury, leaving a path of destruction everywhere she goes.


(Jake Lassiter Legal Thrillers Book 6)


Paul Levine 

Capture36 Fool me twice

337 pages
Downloaded on March 23, 2012

Capture 4 and half stars

This was a very good book. The characters were funny and the sidekick was a hoot.


It’s a routine fraud trial in Miami, until…  A witness is murdered…  And Jake Lassiter is the prime suspect.

The mystery leads Lassiter and his wise cracking delinquent nephew to an abandoned silver mine deep beneath the Aspen ski slopes. The evidence that can clear the lawyer — or bury him — is revealed in an explosive finale.


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