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Today’s KDD: “$1.99 & up, books made into movies and TV shows”

September 18, 2016

Today’s KDD: “$1.99 & up, books made into movies and TV shows”

Today’s

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

is on books which were made into movies or TV shows.

I read a lot of books, but I also watch a lot of movies and TV shows (sometimes I do both simultaneously).

I’d rather read a book before I see the movie, because my favorite thing in entertainment is to be surprised. They are very different experiences, but the broad strokes of the book’s plot may appear in the movie, potentially ruining that surprise. I don’t find that a book ruins a movie for me…movies tend to be less about the plot for me, and more about the characters and visual look.

Part of that, I think, as I’ve mentioned before, is that I don’t tend to visualize or hear voices when I read books. That means that somebody can’t “look wrong” for me when I see the movie, as long as their appearance matches the discrete facts mentioned in the book…for example, someone might be described as a redhead. I would notice if they had brown hair instead…but I would probably be okay with it.🙂 I’m not that visually oriented altogether.

I suppose I’m like how a lot of software would approach it in that way. I don’t project from someone being a redhead what their ears or torso look like.🙂

On the other hand, if someone behaves in a way I feel is out of character, that can really jar me. I think I’m probably as empathetic as most readers…I just don’t do it visually (or, I guess, auditorially).

I do think that movies and TV shows lead people to read books. I would never suggest that the right thing to do is to read the book first every time…it’s going to vary.

I like having books like this in our library, especially for guests. Somebody who has seen a movie or TV show might read the book when on a vacation…and that might inspire more future reading, from other books in the series, genre, or by that author.

Before we get into today’s books, I’ll link you to an article I coincidentally flipped into the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard this morning:

BOOKRIOT: “CWildONFESSIONS OF A RECOVERING BOOK-TO-FILM ADAPTATION SNOB by Carolina Ciucci”

This line makes me…um, unsympathetic to Ciucci:

“Even when I do watch the film, I’m typically that annoying person making snarky comments under her breath until everyone in the theatre wants to feed me the d*mn book and choke me.”

While that wouldn’t make me want to choke somebody, I’m not happy with anybody who makes comments I can hear in a movie theatre…about anything, really, but especially about the movie itself.

That’s an interesting point: I like to see movies in a movie theatre with an enthusiastic crowd, yelling and gasping together…but I don’t want them talking. Hm…

Check the price before you click or tap the Buy button…for one thing, prices may not apply in your country.

Books in today’s sale include:

  • The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (releasing September 23rd this year with Glenn Close and Gemma Arterton)
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed (Oscar nominated movie in 2014 starring Reese Witherspoon)
  • The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (2015 movie with Scott Eastwood)
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (2011 movie with Robert Pattinson…and Reese Witherspoon again)
  • Orange & Black by Piper Kerman (hit Netflix series 2013-)
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (note that this one, while it was optioned, has not been made into a movie yet. From what I’m seeing, it’s not actually in active development)
  • Call the Widwife by Jennifer Worth (TV series with Vanessa Redgrave 2012-)
  • Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell (2013 movie with Mark Wahlberg)
  • The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (Amazon series 2015-)
  • The Cold Dish (Longmire) by Craig Johnson (Robert Taylor/Katee Sackhoff/Lou Diamond TV series)
  • The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (2011 Matthew McConaughey movie)
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding (2001 movie with Renee Zellweger/Colin Firth/Hugh Grant…there have been sequels)
  • The Godfather by Mario Puzo (1972 movie with Marlon Brando)
  • The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman (AMC TV series)
  • 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber (Cedar Cove TV series 2013-2015)
  • A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz (2015 movie with Natalie Portman)

I would guess there are literally thousands of books in the Kindle store which have been made into movies or TV shows…and I could list many more. The ones above are on sale today, though. Quite a few are also available at no additional cost to

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

members.

Here are some others:

  • Harry Potter (KU)
  • The Hunger Games (KU)
  • Lord of the Rings (KU)
  • I Am Legend
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • The Wizard of Oz (free to own, and many other editions)
  • Me Before You
  • Wuthering Heights (free to own, and many other editions)
  • Pride and Prejudice (free to own, and many other editions)
  • Sherlock Holmes (much of it is free to own, and many other editions)

Enjoy!

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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.

Kindle/Fire Labor Day sales on devices and content!

September 5, 2016

Kindle/Fire Labor Day sales on devices and content!

Done with all that yucky outdoor stuff? Ready to escape that solar radiation and get online…for some deals?

Just kidding…we spent a couple of hours at the dog park today ourselves. Of course, we got there at 6:00 AM, so it wasn’t sunny, but still…we were outside.😉

There’s a reason I have a t-shirt that says, “Keep Out of Direct Sunlight”.

And, you know, you could shop for these Amazon bargains outside on your phone, or…never mind, let’s just get to the deals!

Amazon Devices

There are 11 devices shown at the USA

Amazon Device Sale (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

  • Amazon Tap (at AmazonSmile*) $99.99 instead of $129.99 ($30 off): I use this every workday. It’s the portable version of the Amazon Echo, and I take it to work with me. I use it for Prime music, among other things. I do like it a lot: the big difference between this and the regular Echo is that it can run on battery for hours…but that also means you need to push a button to talk to it (so it doesn’t run down the battery always listening to you like the Echo while plugged into power). If someone comes to visit, we’ll let them use this one in the guest bedroom, so they can turn our household lights on and off, for one thing
  • Amazon Fire TV (at AmazonSmile*) $84.99 instead of $99.99 ($15 off). This is our primary video provider in our house…we use it to stream Hulu, Netflix, and Prime Video, in addition to using it for news apps, YouTube and more
  • Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote (at AmazonSmile*) $34.99 versus $39.99 without voice remote, $44.99 versus $49.99 with voice remote. We use this in our bedroom, and it’s the least expensive option to get Alexa.  You can use the Alexa app on a SmartPhone to use Alexa on a Fire TV device (Stick or not)without the voice remote
  • Certified Refurbished Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote $39.99 versus $44.99
  • Fire HDX 8.9 64GB LTE $479.99 versus $579.99 ($100 off)
  • Fire HDX 8.9 32GB LTE $429.99 versus $529.99 ($100 off)
  • Amazon Fire TV + HD Antenna Bundle $94.99 versus $131.47
  • Fire HD6 $69.99 versus $99.99
  • Refurbished Amazon Echo $149.99 versus 170.99 | I’ve always though refurbished Amazon devices were a good deal, if you want to save every penny

These are good deals. Is it possible there are next generation devices being released soon? Yes, that’s likely during September…

Kindle Content

Today’s

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

is quite impressive, and one they do from time to time. It’s “Up to 85% off over 50 business & investing Kindle books”, and there are many really interesting books, even if you aren’t heavily into business. A quick sampling:

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
  • #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Daniel H. Pink
  • The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language Melvyn Bragg

Today’s

Kindle deals (at AmazonSmile*)

include these:

Enjoy the deals!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project! Do you have what it takes to be a Timeblazer?

* 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.

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: September 2016

September 5, 2016

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: September 2016

Amazon does the Kindle Daily Deal (at AmazonSmile…benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*), which used to discount four books a day (often general fiction, a romance, a science fiction/fantasy book, and a kids’ book). Now, it seems like it is generally more books than that, and not categorized.

They also do Monthly Kindle Book Deals for $3.99 or less each (at AmazonSmile). There used to be about 100 of them, but there are many times that now: 329 at the time of writing…351 fewer than last month (so, more than cut in half this time). They are up to 80% off…and two of  them are $9.99 and one $8.99, so we can really say it is 326.

Those prices only apply to the USA, and one weird thing is that sometimes some of the books seem to sell out at that price sometimes (or become unavailable for some other reason).

Another thing is that 101 of them (279 fewer than last month) are available through

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

Amazon lists that information prominently…and it’s now commonly a filter in search results. If they are, then you need to consider whether it is worth buying them…even at these low prices. While they are in KU, you can, if you are a subscriber (and there’s a free month available right now), read them at no additional cost. There are, of course, advantages to owning books, especially if you want to re-read them. A book could move out of KU at any time. Even if you think you want to own it, if you are a KU member, you could always read it first to make sure.😉 I will mark them with KU.

I don’t think it’s a bad thing that a lot fewer of the e-books on sale are in KU…for happy KU members like me, having additional books on sale outside of KU increases the value of the sale.

By the way, in the new version of the

eReaderIQ advanced search

you can make KU a filter. So, you can search for books by an author, a keyword, an average customer review which you can read as part of your KU membership…nice! I’m not associated with eReaderIQ except as a user (we have had some correspondence), but I do think it is the most valuable website for Kindleers.

I’m going to list some of the books in this sale that caught my eye…I’m not necessarily recommending them, but I do think they are interesting.

The ones I link (if I actually link to specific books) also don’t block text-to-speech access**…but I think blocking it is becoming rarer.

Okay, books!

  • The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison (KU)
  • The Body Reader by Anne Frasier (KU)
  • The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy | 4.6 stars out of 5 | 1,144 customer review | $1.99 at time of writing
  • Illumination Night by Alice Hoffman  $2.51
  • Not Forgotten: The True Story of My Imprisonment in North Korea by Kenneth Bae and Mark Tabb
  • Flight by Sherman Alexie
  • The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean by Trevor Corson
  • The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Johnson, Spencer, M.D. | $1.99
  • The Rich Are Different by Susan Howatch
  • The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D. (KU)
  • The Promise of Provence (Love in Provence Book 1) by Patricia Sands (KU)
  • Not Quite Dating (Not Quite series Book 1) by Catherine Bybee (KU)
  • The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Clark Styron
  • Abducted (Lizzy Gardner Series, Book 1) by T.R. Ragan | 4.4 stars | 3,948 customer reviews | (KU)
  • Powder Burn by Carl Hiaasen and Montalbano Bill
  • The Fifties by David Halberstam $1.99
  • My Secret Garden by Nancy Friday
  • The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
  • The Sixth Commandment (The Commandment Series Book 1) by Lawrence Sanders
  • Tea with the Black Dragon by R. A. MacAvoy
  • Black Like Me: The Definitive Griffin Estate Edition by John Howard Griffin and Robert Bonazzi
  • Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman
  • We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong by R. Albert Mohler Jr.
  • I’m OK–You’re OK by Thomas Harris
  • Bloodchild: And Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
  • The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father . . . and Finding the Zodiac Killer by Gary L. Stewart and Susan Mustafa
  • Schismatrix Plus by Bruce Sterling
  • Mother Teresa: An Authorized Biography by Kathryn Spink
  • Deadly Night (The Flynn Brothers Trilogy Book 1) by Heather Graham
  • Agent of Byzantium by Harry Turtledove
  • Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym
  • The Shrinking Man (RosettaBooks into Film) by Richard Matheson (KU)
  • Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington (KU)
  • The Greatest Speech, Ever: The Remarkable Story of Abraham Lincoln and His Gettysburg Address by James H. Cotton Jr.
  • Anything Goes by John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman
  • Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories by Paul Theroux
  • Dracula (Enriched Classics) by Bram Stoker

There are some good choices here…really well-known authors.

If there were others you’d like to mention for me and my readers, please comment on this post.

Prime members, don’t forget to pick up your

Kindle First books (at AmazonSmile*)

You can get one of the six (same as last month…previously, it has often been four) books to own (not borrow) for free…these are books which will be actually released next month. The choices this month are:

  • Blood on the Tracks (Sydney Rose Parnell Series Book 1)  by Barbara Nickless  (police procedural)
  • Who We Were Before by Leah Mercer (family life)
  • The Unbroken Line of the Moon (The Valhalla Series Book 1) by Johanne Hildebrandt, Tara F. Chace (historical women’s fiction)
  • Exhume (Dr. Schwartzman Series Book 1)  by Danielle Girard (psychological thriller)
  • The Special Power of Restoring Lost Things by Courtney Elizabeth Mauk (literary fiction)
  • The Age of Daredevils by Michael Clarkson (historical fiction)

People like to know which one I pick…interestingly, I liked the cover of The Unbroken Line of the Moon, and I’m usually not that influenced by covers. However, and even though my Significant Other probably won’t read it, I chose The Age of Daredevils. I really like reading about forgotten pop culture.🙂

Enjoy!

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All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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.

** A Kindle with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books. 

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.

Today’s KDD: “Up to 80% off over 40 top Kindle titles of 2016”

August 28, 2016

Today’s KDD: “Up to 80% off over 40 top Kindle titles of 2016”

Today’s

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

is “Up to 80% off over 40 top Kindle titles of 2016”.

When I’ve polled my readers, they are interested in when tradpubbed (traditionally published), Big 5 books go on sale…and that’s the case in today’s Kindle Daily Deal!

Titles include (note that if I say “and” it is two separate books, not an omnibus):

  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • The English Spy by Daniel Silva
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) and The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2) by Robert Galbraith (AKA J.K. Rowling)
  • The Good Girl and Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
  • The Girl in the Spider’s Web (Lisabeth Salander)  by David Lagercrant
  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1 by Rick Riordan
  • The Last Coyote (Harry Bosch), The Drop (Harry Bosch), and Trunk Music (Harry Bosch) by Michael Connelly
  • Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
  • The Wedding, The Choice, Nights in Rodanthe, and The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
  • Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  • Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
  • Running with Scissors by August Burroughs
  • Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Absolute Power by David Baldacci
  • What If?  by Randall Munroe
  • The Pearl that Broke Is Shell by Nadia Hashimi
  • Willow Brooks Road (Chesapeake Shores) by Sherryl Woods
  • American Sniper by Chris Kyle
  • Rock  with Wings by Anne Hillerman
  • Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille  Pagan
  • Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline
  • Huntress Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff
  • The Headmaster’s Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene
  • Irish Thoroughbred by Nora Roberts
  • The North and South Trilogy (omnibus) by John Jakes
  • All Creatures Great and Small/All Things Bright and Beautiful/All thing Wise and Wonderful (omnibus) by James Herriott
  • American Caesar: Douglas Macarthur by William Manchester
  • The Wheel of Fortune by Susan Howatch
  • Forever Erma by Erma Bombeck
  • Dreamsongs (#1) by George R.R. Martin
  • House of Cards by Michael Dobbs
  • Illumination Night by Alice  Hoffman
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson

There are some great books in today’s sale! Remember that you can give these as gifts, and delay arrival for the appropriate gift-giving occasion. I love giving books at the holidays, often not as the “main gift”. If your recipient already has the Kindle version, they can have Amazon give them store credit instead…that makes it easy to be sure that people can get something they want.

Enjoy!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project! Do you have what it takes to be a Timeblazer?

* 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.

Today’s KDD: “$2.99 each, Books by New York Times best-selling authors”

August 6, 2016

“Today’s KDD: $2.99 each, Books by New York Times best-selling authors”

Today’s

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

is interesting in that it isn’t necessarily the books which have been NYT bestsellers (although some have), but the authors.

That could be a chance for you to find something else by someone you’ve already read.

That’s always an interesting proposal. Some authors are pretty inconsistent…they may have been better at the beginning, or gotten better over time. They might be really good at one topic or with one character’s universe, but not so good at others.

There are authors who are “one hit wonders”, who only wrote one really good book…and then either coasted for future books, or dug out incomplete and rejected manuscripts.

It can be a challenge for authors in certain genres. Some publishers want you to have three books in a series before they’ll publish the first one. I do think e-books have contributed to that thinking…readers have such easy access to the next book in the series, and don’t need to carry around physical books, that my guess is that they consume series more quickly than they did in p-books (paper books).

The books in the sale include:

  • Cujo by Stephen King
  • Wolves Eat Dogs (Arkady Renko #5) by Martin Cruz Smith
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  • The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell
  • Clawback by J.A. Jance
  • The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
  • Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
  • Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander III
  • Darkness by Karen Robards
  • The Ghost (The Highland Guard #12)
  • Monica McCarty
  • Opening Belle by Maureen Sherry
  • Two If by Sea by sea by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Those are the ones in the today-only sale…as always, check the price before you click or tap that “Buy” button. The prices may not apply in your country, and I’ve seen books go in and out of these sales, but that feels unlikely this time.

While my readers have said (in a recent poll) that they do like to know when mainstream books go on sale, I thought I’d include some other books which are $2.99 each at time of writing…some may be tradpubbed (traditionally published), some not.🙂 Oh, and I’ll mention if they are available through

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

Amazon’s subser (subscription service), where they are available at no extra cost to subscribers.

  • Think and Grow Rich: The Original (1937 Edition) by Napoleon Hill
  • An Innocent Client (Joe Dillard Series Book 1) by Scott Pratt
  • Lightning Thief, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 1) by Rick Riordan
  • Driven (The Driven Series Book 1) by K. Bromberg
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl and Harold S. Kushner
  • Once We Were Brothers (Liam and Catherine #1) by Ronald H. Balson
  • Firefly Beach by Meira Pentermann and Amy Feiman (KU)
  • How the Light Gets In: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book 9) by Louise Penny
  • The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt and Gregory Maguire
  • Another Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Street Series) (Big Bird’s Favorites Board Books) by Jon Stone and Michael Smollin
  • Artemis Fowl (#1) by Eoin Colfer
  • Slow Burn: Zero Day, Book 1 by Bobby Adair
  • The Strain (The Strain Trilogy Book 1) by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Little Girl Lost: A Lucy Black Thriller (Lucy Black Thrillers Book 1) by Brian McGilloway
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • Things Mother Used to Make (188 Quick and Easy Recipes of Vintage Collection) – A Collection of Old Time Recipes…by LYDIA MARIA GURNEY and BestZaa
  • Breaking TWIG by Deborah Epperson (KU)
  • Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows Book 1) by Kim Harrison
  • Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja (#1) by Marcus Emerson and Sal Hunter
  • To Catch a Thief by David Dodge

Enjoy!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project! Do you have what it takes to be a Timeblazer?

* 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.

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.

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: August 2016

August 2, 2016

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: August 2016

Amazon does the Kindle Daily Deal (at AmazonSmile…benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*), which used to discount four books a day (often general fiction, a romance, a science fiction/fantasy book, and a kids’ book). Now, it seems like it is generally more books than that, and not categorized.

They also do Monthly Kindle Book Deals for $3.99 or less each (at AmazonSmile)…which is branded this time as “Kindle Summer Reading Deals”, but still indicate it will change each month. There used to be about 100 of them, but there are many times that now: 680 at the time of writing…126 fewer than last month (which is a lot, and atypical). They are up to 80% off…and in a return to normal, none of them is more than $3.99.

Those prices only apply to the USA, and one weird thing is that sometimes some of the books seem to sell out at that price sometimes (or become unavailable for some other reason).

Another thing is that 380 of them (50 fewer than last month) are available through

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

Amazon lists that information prominently…and it’s now commonly a filter in search results. If they are, then you need to consider whether it is worth buying them…even at these low prices. While they are in KU, you can, if you are a subscriber (and there’s a free month available right now), read them at no additional cost. There are, of course, advantages to owning books, especially if you want to re-read them. A book could move out of KU at any time. Even if you think you want to own it, if you are a KU member, you could always read it first to make sure.😉 I will mark them with KU.

By the way, in the new version of the

eReaderIQ advanced search

you can make KU a filter. So, you can search for books by an author, a keyword, an average customer review which you can read as part of your KU membership…nice! I’m not associated with eReaderIQ except as a user (we have had some correspondence), but I do think it is the most valuable website for Kindleers.

I’m going to list some of the books in this sale that caught my eye…I’m not necessarily recommending them, but I do think they are interesting.

The ones I link (if I actually link to specific books) also don’t block text-to-speech access**…but I think blocking it is becoming rarer.

  • From World War to Cold War: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the International History of the 1940s by David Reynolds
  • The Return of the Mountain Man by William W. Johnstone
  • Bowl: Vegetarian Recipes for Ramen, Pho, Bibimbap, Dumplings, and Other One-Dish Meals by Lukas Volger and Michael Harlan Turkell
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl and Harold S. Kushner
  • America: Imagine a World without Her by Dinesh D’Souza
  • The Imposter (The Bishop’s Family Book #1): by Suzanne Woods Fisher (KU)
  • In the Heart of Life: by Kathy Eldon
  • The History of Surfing by Matt Warshaw
  • Smarter Than Squirrels (Down Girl and Sit series Book 1) by Lucy A. Nolan and Mike Reed
  • Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers by Sarah E. Warren and Robert Casilla (KU)
  • Waiting for an Army to Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange by Fred A. Wilcox
  • The Boy Born Dead: A Story of Friendship, Courage, and Triumph by David Ring and David Wideman
  • Standoff in the Ashes by William W. Johnstone (two Johnstone books…but they’ll be different) (and other books in this series)
  • Pacific Fresh: Great Recipes from the West Coast by Maryana Volstedt
  • The Euro Trap: On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Beliefs by Hans-Werner Sinn
  • Chains of Command (Frontlines Book 4) by Marko Kloos (KU) (I’ll read this one…I’ve read the first three)
  • Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson
  • Fractured State (Fractured State Series Book 1) by Steven Konkoly (KU)
  • The Possibility Dogs: What I Learned from Second-Chance Rescues About Service, Hope, and Healing by Susannah Charleson
  • Secret Agent 6th Grader (a hilarious mystery for children ages 9-12) by Noah Child and Marcus Emerson
  • Codename: Chandler: Fix (Kindle Worlds Novella) by F. Paul Wilson and J.A. Konrath
  • Fabulous Science: Fact and Fiction in the History of Scientific Discovery by John Waller
  • Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping – Now Revised by Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Vendetta (The Nikki Boyd Files Book #1) by Lisa Harris
  • Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations by Michael K. Simpson and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith (KU)
  • Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and OrganizationsAug 12, 2014 | Kindle eBook
    by Michael K. Si
  • Hello Love by Karen McQuestion
  • The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by Frances E. Jensen and Amy Ellis Nutt
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations: The Persistence of Memory: Book One by David Mack
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations: Silent Weapons: Book Two by David Mack
  • Good Old Dog: Expert Advice for Keeping Your Aging Dog Happy, Healthy, and Comfortable by Faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts Univer and Nicholas H. Dodman
  • Cat Cora’s Classics with a Twist: Fresh Takes on Favorite Dishes by Cat Cora
  • The Dog Listener: Learning the Language of your Best Friend by Jan Fennell and Monty Roberts
  • Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
  • The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster (Preppers) by Bernie Carr and Evan Wondolowski
  • The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1 by Jasper Fforde
  • Wind, Sand and Stars (Harvest Book) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Lewis Galantiere

There are some good choices here…maybe not so many really well-known ones, but still, an interesting group.

If there were others you’d like to mention for me and my readers, please comment on this post.

Prime members, don’t forget to pick up your

Kindle First books (at AmazonSmile*)

You can get one of the six (same as last month…previously, it has often been four) books to own (not borrow) for free…these are books which will be actually released next month. The choices this month are:

  • Interference by Amélie Antoine, translated by Maren Baudet-Lackner (psychological suspense)
  • The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen (contemporary fiction)
  • Tier One (Tier One Series Book 1) by Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson (mystery thriller)
  • Black Rain by Matthew B.J. Delaney (thriller)
  • After Disasters by Viet Dinh (literary fiction)
  • The Shelf Life of Happiness by David Machado, translated by Hillary Locke (modern fiction)

People like to know which one I pick…I went with The Things We Wish Were True. This was a confusing list for  me…what’s the difference between contemporary fiction and modern fiction? Then there is  a thriller, a military thriller, and a psychological suspense book…again, the genre classifications aren’t that clear to me. I assume they may have changed since I managed a brick and mortar bookstore…

Enjoy!

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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.

** A Kindle with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books. 

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.

How to save almost $100 on Kindle Unlimited today…and it’s not obvious

July 12, 2016

How to save almost $100 on Kindle Unlimited today…and it’s not obvious

Hello,

Here’s a copy of the chat transcript you requested:

Initial Question: How do I get the 40% off on Kindle Unlimited as part of Prime Day (being a Prime member)?

10:15 AM PDT Chinmay(Amazon): Hello, my name is Chinmay. I’m here to help you today.
Firstly, I’d like to thank you for being a Prime member.

10:16 AM PDT Chinmay: As I understand that you want to purchase the kindle unlimited subscription with discount. Right?
<snip>
10:18 AM PDT Bufo Calvin: Correct.
<snip>
10:19 AM PDT Bufo Calvin: Yes, that’s right. An Amazon press release said KU would be 40% for Prime members today, but I’m not seeing that reflected online.
Sorry, for 40% off, not 40%.🙂
10:21 AM PDT Chinmay: Thanks for waiting.
10:21 AM PDT Bufo Calvin: Sure!
10:22 AM PDT Chinmay: Please click on the link below to purchase the subscription with discount https://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/ku/gift_landing (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) [NOTE: I’m using a different link than they sent me]
10:23 AM PDT Bufo Calvin: That doesn’t show the discount, though…24 months shows as $239.76, which is still $9.99 per month.
10:23 AM PDT Chinmay: The discount will automatically get applied to 24 months of subscription.
10:24 AM PDT Bufo Calvin: Oh…that will show up at checkout? May I share that link with other people? Is that good for all day today (through midnight Pacific)?
10:24 AM PDT Chinmay: Yes, sure.
it will apply to check out.
10:24 AM PDT Bufo Calvin: Perfect, thanks!
10:24 AM PDT Chinmay: You’re welcome. Is there anything else I can do for you?

10:25 AM PDT Bufo Calvin: Nope, that’s it!
10:25 AM PDT Chinmay: My pleasure helping you today. We are always here to help you.

To close this window, please click the “end chat” link.

Have a great day!!
10:25 AM PDT Bufo Calvin: Love Amazon, Prime, and the customer service!🙂
10:25 AM PDT Chinmay: Please do not forget to click on END CHAT.
Bye!!
Thank you.

Note that this was set up as buying it as a gift, but I put in the e-mail address under which we currently are KU members, and it worked just fine.

The discount did not show until the very final step, just before payment. It had offered me another discount before that with a new credit card, but that was irrelevant and I ignored it.

At checkout, it showed a “Prime Savings” of $95.90, making two months of KU $143.86…about $5.99 a month instead of the normal $9.99 a month. We did this during last year’s Prime Day, so  that works.🙂

Check the price before you finalize the order…this may be only for the USA, and I think it’s only for 24 months.

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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.

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.

 

 

Prime Day preview…and how to find out about more

July 12, 2016

Prime Day preview…and how to find out about more

Tick…tick…tick…ka-ching!

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

is about seven and a half hours away as I write this (starting at midnight Pacific time Monday night/Tuesday morning).

We now know some of the deals, which I’ll highlight shortly.

There will also be many we don’t know about yet. You’ll be able to find out about them at that Prime Day link, but that does mean you have to go there.

If you are like I will be, you are more likely to be near your SmartPhone or tablet than near your (home) computer tomorrow.

The first thing to do is make sure that you have the free Amazon shopping app

Amazon for Tablets (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

which is also available through Google Play and the Apple Appstore.

Amazon recommends that you go into the settings for your app, which are usually not in the app itself, but in the Settings on your phone. On my Galaxy S7 Edge, it’s: Applications – Application Manager – tap the Amazon Shopping App – Notifications – Allow Notifications – More. Check that you have notifications turned on for Your Recommendations and for Your Watched & Waitlisted Deals.

This will give you “push” notifications to let you know when sales are happening…not all sales, not even all the sales you want, but you are likely to hear about some possible things of interest.

Amazon would also like you to set up a new Wish List and add at least one item to it…my understanding is that will also tend to inform your recommendations for those notifications. I’ve done that myself.

That’s a couple of ways to track…oh, and you might want to follow me:

Follow Bufo on Twitter

It’s going to be a lot easier for me to tweet deals I notice than to start a post here and periodically update it throughout the day. You can unfollow me afterwards, if you want.🙂 I’d really appreciate it if you went to Amazon to buy the item from the

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

link here, but it’s more important to me that you get the deal.😉

Okay, here are some interesting deals I expect to happen. That doesn’t mean that they’ll all be available for the full 24 hours, by the way…some of them might sell out quickly, although Amazon has been stressing that they are better prepared this year than last (when quite a few people on social media complained about that, and about the selection). As I often caution you, check the price before you click or tap that Buy button. Not all of the countries in which my readers reside get Prime Day, and for the ones that do, the prices will vary from Amazon site to Amazon site.

Oh, and remember that you need to be a Prime member to get these deals, but you can get the free 1-month trial (and then cancel, if you want, but I don’t think you’ll want to do that). You can sign up here:

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

You can also shop directly from your Echo device. You’ll be able to get the

Fire HD 10, 10.1″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black (at AmazonSmile*)

for $129, 43% off…and you get an additional $10 off your first eligible Amazon order on your Echo device over $20. There will be other good deals…check

http://www.amazon.com/alexadeals (at AmazonSmile*)

but then order them by asking Alexa. “Alexa, order…”

There will be lots more!

I also appreciate that they mention

http://www.amazon.com/bestfriends (at AmazonSmile*)

which I didn’t even now existed! It might be new. You can send pet supplies (from a list) to an organization, described in part this way: “Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters…” We will definitely look at that.

One of the other great deals will be on

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

You will be able to save up to 40% on this subser (subscription service). We are happy members and have given a membership as a gift. It’s an “all you can read” program, where you can have up to ten books out at a time from many more than a million titles, which includes some famous books (like the original James Bond books and the Harry Potter books).

This will likely be the biggest day of the year for Amazon.

It’s also expensive for Amazon. When I managed a brick-and-mortar bookstore, we really amped up our resources for the holiday season…hiring new people, including temps, for one thing. We also needed more bags.🙂 Amazon will also have to ramp up resources for Prime Day, and then ramp up again for the holidays.

It’s well worth it for them, though, if people become Prime members or solidly stay Prime members. Prime members spend more, and they spend more on those bigger margin physical items (which I call “diapers and windshield wipers”).

I think it’s funny, but I’m genuinely excited about Prime Day…like the night before a holiday!

I’ll be ready to tweet.🙂 If you see great sales and want me and my readers to know, you can comment on this post, or . me (@bufocalvin) and I may retweet it…I’ll be at my day job, but I’ll check when I can.🙂

Have a price-cut Prime Day!😉

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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.

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.

 

Amazon’s 2nd annual Prime Day is coming July 12th!

July 4, 2016

Amazon’s 2nd annual Prime Day is coming July 12th!

I guess you really know you’ve made it when you can make up your own holiday…and enough people celebrate it so it gets to a second year.😉

Amazon did that last year with

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

which was on July 15th, 2015.

This year it is on July 12th (the second Tuesday…last year it was the third Wednesday, so we can’t predict for next year).

It was big…really big. According to Amazon peak sale rates were higher than for Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year in the USA).

They said they sold 4,000

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

in fifteen minutes.

One of the best deals last year was a discount on

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

It worked out to $5.99 a month for the best deal…a great savings over the normal $9.99! Look for that again this year, at least on July 5th and July 12th.

So, what is Prime Day?

Very simply, it is special sales just for

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

members.

The advice I gave last year

Get the most out of Prime Day

look to me like it should all still be valid.

In this year’s press release

Prime Day 2016 – More Than 100,000 Deals Worldwide Exclusively for Prime Members on July 12

they give us some hints.

One of the biggest thing is that, although it is Prime Day, they are going to have things happening starting tomorrow (July 5th) and running through the 12th.

I expect it will be even bigger this year. Prime members (even those on a free trial month) in the U.S., U.K., Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, Belgium, and Austria will have more ways to access…including through Echo devices.

There are special promotions for listening to Prime Music, uploading pictures…details are on that

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

and they may add new ones throughout the week.

I’ll be keeping an eye on it…my Amazon sense is tingling! 😉

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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.

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.

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: July 2016

July 3, 2016

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: July 2016

Amazon does the Kindle Daily Deal (at AmazonSmile…benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*), which used to discount four books a day (often general fiction, a romance, a science fiction/fantasy book, and a kids’ book). Now, it seems like it is generally more books than that, and not categorized.

They also do Monthly Kindle Book Deals for $3.99 or less each (at AmazonSmile)…which is branded this time as “Kindle Summer Reading Deals”, but still indicate it will change each month. There used to be about 100 of them, but there are many times that now: 806 at the time of writing…86 more than last month. They are up to 80% off…and breaking the trend of past three months, one of them is more than $3.99…it’s $7.99. That’s only listed as 50% off…but it does say “up to” 80%, not “at least”. Still, based on my headline, maybe I should say there are 805.🙂

Those prices only apply to the USA, and one weird thing is that sometimes some of the books seem to sell out at that price sometimes (or become unavailable for some other reason).

Another thing is that 430 of them (73 more than last month) are available through

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

Amazon lists that information prominently…and it’s now commonly a filter in search results. If they are, then you need to consider whether it is worth buying them…even at these low prices. While they are in KU, you can, if you are a subscriber (and there’s a free month available right now), read them at no additional cost. There are, of course, advantages to owning books, especially if you want to re-read them. A book could move out of KU at any time. Even if you think you want to own it, if you are a KU member, you could always read it first to make sure.😉 I will mark them with KU.

By the way, in the new version of the

eReaderIQ advanced search

you can make KU a filter. So, you can search for books by an author, a keyword, an average customer review which you can read as part of your KU membership…nice! I’m not associated with eReaderIQ except as a user (we have had some correspondence), but I do think it is the most valuable website for Kindleers.

I’m going to list some of the books in this sale that caught my eye…I’m not necessarily recommending them, but I do think they are interesting.

The ones I link (if I actually link to specific books) also don’t block text-to-speech access**…but I think blocking it is becoming rarer.

  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (KU)
  • The Beginning of the End (Apocalypse Z) by Manel Loureiro and Pamela Carmell (KU)
  • Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas by Edward Klein
  • The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective by Andy Andrews
  • I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot series Book 4) by Agatha Christie
  • Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account by Miklos Nyiszli and Bruno Bettelheim
  • The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon
  • Day by Day Armageddon by J. L. Bourne
  • The Beach House by Georgia Bockoven
  • The Empty Chair: A Novel (Lincoln Rhyme Book 3) by Jeffery Deaver
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown
  • The Boy from Reactor 4 (The Nadia Tesla Series Book 1) by Orest Stelmach (KU)
  • The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change by Adam Braun
  • The Eternal Wonder by Pearl S. Buck
  • A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life by Donald Miller
  • Raze: A Scarred Souls Novel by Tillie Cole
  • Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors by Stephen Ambrose
  • Easy Spanish Step-By-Step by Barbara Bregstein
  • The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller and Dave Jenks
  • Summer at Willow Lake: Lakeshore Chronicles Book 1 (The Lakeshore Chronicles) by Susan Wiggs
  • President Me: The America That’s in My Head by Adam Carolla
  • Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

There are some good choices here, better than last month!

If there were others you’d like to mention for me and my readers, please comment on this post.

Prime members, don’t forget to pick up your

Kindle First books (at AmazonSmile*)

You can get one of the six (same as last month…previously, it has often been four) books to own (not borrow) for free…these are books which will be actually released next month. The choices this month are:

  • Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale (contemporary fiction)
  • Rage by Zygmunt Miloszewski, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (crime fiction)
  • Doubt (Caroline Auden) by C. E. Tobisman (legal thriller)
  • The Daughter of Union County by Francine Thomas Howard (historical fiction)
  • Midair by Kodi Scheer (literary fiction)
  • Emotional Rescue: Essays on Love, Loss, and Life–With a Soundtrack  by Ben Greenman (nonfiction essays)

People like to know which one I pick…I was tempted by Emotional Rescue, but  decided to go with Doubt. The reviews may have tipped me a bit, but my Significant Other will definitely like Doubt more, and that matters.🙂

Enjoy!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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.

** A Kindle with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books. 

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.


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