KDD: Love the Movie? Read the Book for $2.99 or Less (each)

KDD: Love the Movie? Read the Book for $2.99 or Less (each)

There is no question that you can get some great bargains as part of the Kindle Daily Deals (at AmazonSmile…support a non-profit of your choice by shopping*).

Today is no exception.

However, I would love to be part of the discussion when they decide to do a “theme”, and see just how they make the selections.

For example, today they are doing books about movies, and the suggestion (but not stated) point is that they are tying into tomorrow’s Oscar ceremony**.

I would expect, therefore, to see books which have been made into movies nominated for this year’s Academy Awards.

As a former brick-and-mortar bookstore manager, though, I know that the economics may make it that you can’t just put everything on a sale (especially a deep sale like this) that fits a category.

Also, as a movie fan, I know that not every movie literary adaptation is based on a successful book (even Oscar nominated movies), and the books may not even be in print.

So, what is in this deal?

  • Philomena (nominated this year)
  • Life of Pi
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Schindler’s List
  • Gone, Baby, Gone
  • Mystic River
  • All the King’s Men
  • The Cider House Rules
  • The Invisible Woman (nominated this year for Costume Design)
  • Ordinary People
  • The Exorcist
  • The Pianist
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • The Descendants
  • Jaws
  • Rush to Glory (the basis for Rush…came out this year, but not Oscar nominated)
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Forest Gump

Again, there are a lot of great books there, and this is a good price, but it just seems a tad…imprecise a grouping.

Which books were adapted into movies which are nominated for Oscars this year?

You could also throw in some Mary Poppins for Saving Mr. Banks (although it’s not directly based on the books), and maybe an Iron Man collection.

Regardless, check out the KDD today…


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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.

** There is still time to make predictions in my annual BOPmadness (Bufo’s Oscar Prediction Madness) at 2014 BOPMadness (Bufo’s Oscar Prediction Madness) in my The Measured Circle blog

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4 Responses to “KDD: Love the Movie? Read the Book for $2.99 or Less (each)”

  1. tellthetruth1 Says:

    Life of Pi & 12 Years a Slave. Bought both in recent months. Actually, 12 Years had me reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin a couple of weeks ago. That’s an excellent story. Rather long, but very good. Never tried AmazonSmile but I recently subbed Daily Deals, 🙂 I’ve enjoyed quite a few books from DD.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, tellthetruth1!

      I think it’s a great progression that a movie presumably got you interested in one book, which led to a classic book.

      I’d recommend you check out using AmazonSmile. It’s very simple: once you pick your non-profit (which you can change at any time), it’s just like shopping at Amazon the way you are now.

      • tellthetruth1 Says:

        I never saw the film, Bufo. I forget how I came across 12 Years A Slave, now. It must have been whilst reading something else. I do a lot of Internet reading as well as books. It came to light that Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a novel connected to 12 Years A Slave. That’s what made me read it. I’d had the book on Kindle a couple of years by then. I’m glad I read the book.

      • Bufo Calvin Says:

        Thanks for writing, tellthetruth1!

        I just figured that the movie raised the visibility of the book, which might have gotten it mentioned in more places…not necessarily that you’d seen the movie. 🙂

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