Ooooooo! Heads up, guys! This was literally my favorite book of 2019 and it’s only $2.99 today (not sure for how much longer). I cannot say enough good things about it. My 83 year old mom loved it too. It’s just really special.
That sounds like my kind of book. Just bought it, thanks for the tip!
Yay! It's truly one of those books that defies categorization. One of the most original books I've ever read. I also just really love the author. When I met her last September, she was so sweet. I'd reviewed the book on my (now woefully neglected) IG and as soon as she saw my name on my badge, she squealed and gave me a big hug. We laughed and gabbed about books until we finally HAD to go sit down because they event was starting. She was my first follower on Instagram. We've messaged a bit since then too. I'm SO looking forward to what she's going to write next.
If you're interested, she was a guest on the Reading Women podcast last September 11th. She's just really interesting and quite charming. Maybe wait until you read the book though. IMO, it's better if you know next to nothing about the book. It was just so surprising that I'm glad I didn't know anything before I read it.
This site seems to have some good titles - some new ones too - although I don't think all are currently available. I tried to get the Edward Snowden book and came up empty. But, worth a try... readanybook.com/
It's that time of the month again! Anyone picked their May Amazon First Read yet? Every time I read a description, I think, "Oh, that might be good" and then I see some bad reviews an change my mind! One of the authors, Jamie Beck is a friend of a friend, so I'm tempted to get that.
I ended up not picking anything for May because I just couldn't find one I really wanted to read. Now THIS month, OTOH, there are multiple titles I'm interested in. Isn't that always the way?
I got an email today from Amazon telling me that, because I bought a specific Kindle title, I now have $5 credit to use towards "select Kindle books" from that same author. When you click on the link, there is ONE book and it's $19.99, which means that my credit would bring the price down to $14.99 Yeah, I'm taking a hard pass on that. I'm overwhelmed by their generosity!
Has anyone done Kindle Unlimited? I'm planning on doing a 2 month free trial over the holidays, so my dad and I can easily talk about what he might want to read and get it (in person, vs. on the phone, since he's not a phone guy). I know there's a book series available via Unlimited that I can't get an the library and that's just too pricey for books I can read in an afternoon.
Amazon just doesn't make it easy to see the books that are available on Unlimited without subscribing. They have a deal where you can get 6 months for $29.99, which would be a good deal if there was lots of stuff we'd want to read, but it's not such a great deal if I only end up reading the six books from that series.
I have Kindle Unlimited. I really enjoy it because I read so much. A lot of popular authors aren't on there though, but I just get their new releases from my local library.
Thanks! That's what I figured it was - the ones that I saw weren't super popular. Since I borrow a ton of books from the library and get lots of egalleys from publishers, I think I'll just do the 2 month free trial. I can read the six books in that series I was interested in and be done with it.
I got an egalley of what I discovered was the 7th in this series of mysteries set in the English countryside. A friend happened to be reading them right when I got the egalley and she talked about loving them. The library doesn't have them and the kindle editions are $3.99. These are books you can read in an afternoon, so $24 is a lot for just a few days of entertainment! Even if I paid $9.99 for a month of Unlimited, it would be a better deal.
It's kind of annoying that Amazon doesn't let you filter a list of, say History titles, to see which are available through Unlimited, but then that's probably deliberate. If people saw what was really offered via Unlimited, they might not sign up. Also, I'm sure they figure some people who sign up for the free trial (or bite in the discounted 6 months) will forget to cancel and pay for at least a few additional months before they DO cancel.
My cousin's husband have her a Paperwhite for Christmas, so I've spent a bunch of time today messaging back and forth with advice and resources for Kindle deals. My first piece of advice? Get a library card!
I usually wait for a few weeks to see the reviews. There was one recent month where one of the books I was considering got terrible reviews and it made my choice a lot easier. It looks like there are some good options this month and I'll probably have trouble narrowing it down to only two!
This book can be read on any device, including Kindle E-readers. It may include art, animation, or video features that can be viewed on certain Fire tablets and the free Kindle app for iOS and Android.
I'm considering borrowing it just to see what it does. I have a Paperwhite, but could check it out on my phone's Kindle app.