Today’s Kindle Daily Deals: amazing!

Today’s Kindle Daily Deals: amazing!

Once I’ve gotten my typical daily writing (the Bookish Birthdays in this blog, a birthday thing I do for work, writing and tweeting This Day in Geeky History, posting a picture to our dogs’ Flipboard magazine, Butterscotch Chaos and Friends, and a new thing I’m really enjoying ((and to which I welcome your participation)), #1TweetExpert))) done, my thoughts usually turn to what I’ll write for this blog. I certainly don’t write a non Bookish-Birthdays tweet every day…I’d like to get back to writing a lot more narrative here, and I’m hoping that happens once I’ve been doing Bookish Birthdays for a year.

Since I’m not writing every day, an idea may percolate for a few days. I was planning to write one thing today…but then


Kindle Daily Deal (at AmazonSmile…benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

so impressed me, it took precedence. I may write a second post today (this week is going to be another long one at work), and of course, I need to remind you about

Prime Day (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

officially starting at noon Pacific tomorrow (Monday, 16 July) but with deals happening now. 🙂

Still, as a former brick-and-mortar bookstore manager, I was looking at today’s list…and thinking that if I was still in that role, I would have expected to have many of these p-books (paperbooks) on my retail shelves.

If you were looking for an e-book sale on Prime Day (and there may still be more), this fits the bill.

Oh, mentioning physical stores, brings up one tangent before I start listing books: when we were in the AmazonBooks recently in Walnut Creek, California, I noticed (actually inside the store) a bowl of water for pets. I asked,and they told me dogs were welcome in the store…even if the dogs aren’t working (just “pet” dogs, not necessarily service dogs). One of our dogs probably has at least another week of recovery from a bite wound before they can go back out in public, but we’ll consider taking them to AmazonBooks later.

Okay, books in today’s

Kindle Daily Deal (at AmazonSmile…benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)


Remember that you can buy these books at the reduced price and either delay delivery for an appropriate gift-giving occasion, or print them out and give them whenever you want. You can also use the recently added

“Buy Kindle Books for Others”

feature, if you really want to share the book.

Do check the price before you click/tap/eye gaze that Buy button…the price may not apply in your country, or you may see this after the sale is over.

Here are some of the 59 titles which caught my eye…not just well known authors, in some cases, but well-known books.

  • Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (#1 of 3) | recently adapted into a well-received movie directed by Alex Garland
  • Dietland by Sarai Walker
  • Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (AKA J.K. Rowling) (Cormoran Srike #3) | 4.5 out of 5 stars | 3, 017 customer reviews | $2.99
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly | 4.4 stars | 2,004 reviews | $2.99 | basis for our favorite movie of the past couple of years
  • Instinct (AKA Murder Games) by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
  • Codename Villanelle (inspiration for Killing Eve) by Luke Jennings
  • Absolute Power by Robert Baldacci
  • The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller #1) by Michael Connelly
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel | 4.4 stars | 6,699 reviews | also available through Kindle Unlimited (which may be on sale on Prime Day) at no additional cost
  • I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies #1) by Pittacus Lore (#1 of 7) | 4.6 stars | 2,434 reviews | $1.99
  • All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot (#1 of 5)
  • A Very English Scandal by John Preston (adaptation currently on Netflix)
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (KU)
  • The Choice by Nicholas Sparks | 4.5 stars | 3,890 reviews | $1.99
  • Room by Emma Donoghue | lauded movie adaptation
  • All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren | a real classic
  • Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (author of The Hundred and One Dalmations)
  • Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  • The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
  • Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie (Grantchester Mysteries #1)
  • Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
  • Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank R. Galbraith and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
  • Impulse by Steven Gould
  • The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part ONe by Michael Dante DiMartino and Irene Koh
  • The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
  • Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M.C. Beaton
  • Will Save the Galaxy for Food by Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Truly, Madly, Sweetly by Kira Archer
  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel | 3.8 stars | 2,556 reviews
  • Denial by Deborah E. Lipstadt
  • Frank Miller’s Sin City Volume 1
  • 300 by Frank Miller
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 by Joss Whedon
  • Saving Zoe by Alyson Noël

Enjoy…and look for more bargains on Prime Day (and a half) 2018!

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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! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

2 Responses to “Today’s Kindle Daily Deals: amazing!”

  1. Lady Galaxy Says:

    Just curious… whatever happened to the book you were planning about ways the Kindle has affected our lives? I haven’t seen any mentions of it lately. Did it just not come together, or are you saving it for a later Kindle anniversary?

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Lady!

      It is the unfortunate former, at least for now. I would still like to do it eventually, but things have just been too busy, and I did not get enough response to make it easy enough to do with the time I have had available. I really appreciated everybody who did respond, and it is still something, well, not really on the back burner, but at least somewhere on a shelf in my mental garage. 🙂

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