Wednesday, August 6, 2014

WWRW: Best eBook Bang for Your Buck

Hello!  I'm either on a beach right now...or I'm in a damp cottage playing Ticket To Ride and sipping a Mommy's Little Helper.


My Ft. Worth in-laws came up with the Mommy's Little Helper cocktail, low in calories, gluten-free, yet crisp and refreshing.

LaCroix + Vodka + splash of cranberry juice + lime = Mommy's Little Helper.


I like to call my vodka "Tito" and my chardonnay "Kim" as in Kim Crawford.

You probably want to talk about books.


Before leaving for this trip, I borrowed some recommended reads from my public library through My Media Mall.  That's how I got The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley.  I haven't read it yet, but Joy did and linked up her review a few weeks ago.


I also went a little crazy over at Amazon, loading my Kindle as though I was going to live on a desert island for the rest of my days.


A girl can't go to a desert island without her favorite (and the greatest and the shortest) Dickens' novel of all time:  A Tale of Two Cities.  Click on the title and you can download it for freeeeee!

Best opening line ever:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

The second sentence is also magnificent.
There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face, on the throne of England; there were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a fair face, on the throne of France. In both countries it was clearer than crystal to the lords of the State preserves of loaves and fishes, that things in general were settled for ever.
That Sydney Carton.  One of the greatest literary heroes ever.  O, that I could see him played on-screen by Alan Rickman.  Hmm.  Syndney and Snape.  So many similarities.  Much alliteration.  Less drinky, more bloggy.

Back to eBook buying.


Next, I blew $.99 on the best of Willa Cather with The Prairie Trilogy: Novels of the Great Plains (including free audiobooks).  Ninety-nine cents for books AND audio!


Then I thought "I must have The Jane Austen Collection: The Complete Works (Includes Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Lady Susan & more. Plus Audiobooks) on my desert island Kindle."  There went another $.99.


Here's where I went a little crazy.  I spent a whopping $1.99 on Louisa May Alcott Collection 39 Works: Little Women Series (Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo's Boys), An Old Fasioned Girl, Eight Cousins, Rose ... Mysterious Key, Under the Lilacs, MORE.


I needed Louisa May on there to keep Lucy Maud company.  Back in June I bought Anne of Green Gables Stories: 12 Books, 142 Short Stories, Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne's House of Dreams, Rainbow Valley, Rilla of Ingleside, Chronicles and More for another $1.99.

That's a boatload of good reading for less than six bucks.  And it's a lot easier to carry all the books to the beach on my Kindle.

What have you been reading this summer?  Or tell me about your best Kindle deals! Cheers!


8 comments:

  1. I love the Sydney/Snape comparison! Way back before Deathly Hallows came out, I lurked on a particular forum that was all about Snape character analysis, and that was one of my favorite threads.

    Also love: Anne of Green Gables! That was on my list of rereads this summer, but it looks like it's going to be put off for a few more weeks... I really want to rewatch the movies, but not before I reread the books!

    I don't have a Kindle, but I do have the app for Mac, which I have almost exclusively used for free ebooks so far. If I was going to buy one this summer, though, it would be The Mary Russell Companion by Laurie R. King (http://www.laurierking.com/books/mary-russell/mary-russell-companion) It looks like a good filler until the next novel comes out in February!

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    1. You might know me from various Potter forums as "Snapespice." Not ashamed. Not one bit.

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  2. I definitely need a Mommy's Little Helper! I've been having an Anne craving lately too...I don't know how long I can hold out...

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  3. Oh, I need a Mommy's Little Helper.

    So many favorite books of mine on your Kindle now!

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  4. Mommy's helper sounds like something I'm going to need at the week's end. I love Anne of Green Gables so much, I remember the first time reading it as a young adult and wishing I had discovered Montgomery as a young girl.

    ReplyDelete
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    1. I was married and with child when I first made it through The Hobbit. I very much wanted to name that child "Samwise" but was over ruled. I should have fought for it though!

      Delete

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

WWRW: Best eBook Bang for Your Buck

Hello!  I'm either on a beach right now...or I'm in a damp cottage playing Ticket To Ride and sipping a Mommy's Little Helper.


My Ft. Worth in-laws came up with the Mommy's Little Helper cocktail, low in calories, gluten-free, yet crisp and refreshing.

LaCroix + Vodka + splash of cranberry juice + lime = Mommy's Little Helper.


I like to call my vodka "Tito" and my chardonnay "Kim" as in Kim Crawford.

You probably want to talk about books.


Before leaving for this trip, I borrowed some recommended reads from my public library through My Media Mall.  That's how I got The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley.  I haven't read it yet, but Joy did and linked up her review a few weeks ago.


I also went a little crazy over at Amazon, loading my Kindle as though I was going to live on a desert island for the rest of my days.


A girl can't go to a desert island without her favorite (and the greatest and the shortest) Dickens' novel of all time:  A Tale of Two Cities.  Click on the title and you can download it for freeeeee!

Best opening line ever:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

The second sentence is also magnificent.
There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face, on the throne of England; there were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a fair face, on the throne of France. In both countries it was clearer than crystal to the lords of the State preserves of loaves and fishes, that things in general were settled for ever.
That Sydney Carton.  One of the greatest literary heroes ever.  O, that I could see him played on-screen by Alan Rickman.  Hmm.  Syndney and Snape.  So many similarities.  Much alliteration.  Less drinky, more bloggy.

Back to eBook buying.


Next, I blew $.99 on the best of Willa Cather with The Prairie Trilogy: Novels of the Great Plains (including free audiobooks).  Ninety-nine cents for books AND audio!


Then I thought "I must have The Jane Austen Collection: The Complete Works (Includes Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Lady Susan & more. Plus Audiobooks) on my desert island Kindle."  There went another $.99.


Here's where I went a little crazy.  I spent a whopping $1.99 on Louisa May Alcott Collection 39 Works: Little Women Series (Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo's Boys), An Old Fasioned Girl, Eight Cousins, Rose ... Mysterious Key, Under the Lilacs, MORE.


I needed Louisa May on there to keep Lucy Maud company.  Back in June I bought Anne of Green Gables Stories: 12 Books, 142 Short Stories, Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne's House of Dreams, Rainbow Valley, Rilla of Ingleside, Chronicles and More for another $1.99.

That's a boatload of good reading for less than six bucks.  And it's a lot easier to carry all the books to the beach on my Kindle.

What have you been reading this summer?  Or tell me about your best Kindle deals! Cheers!


8 comments:

  1. I love the Sydney/Snape comparison! Way back before Deathly Hallows came out, I lurked on a particular forum that was all about Snape character analysis, and that was one of my favorite threads.

    Also love: Anne of Green Gables! That was on my list of rereads this summer, but it looks like it's going to be put off for a few more weeks... I really want to rewatch the movies, but not before I reread the books!

    I don't have a Kindle, but I do have the app for Mac, which I have almost exclusively used for free ebooks so far. If I was going to buy one this summer, though, it would be The Mary Russell Companion by Laurie R. King (http://www.laurierking.com/books/mary-russell/mary-russell-companion) It looks like a good filler until the next novel comes out in February!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You might know me from various Potter forums as "Snapespice." Not ashamed. Not one bit.

      Delete
  2. I definitely need a Mommy's Little Helper! I've been having an Anne craving lately too...I don't know how long I can hold out...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh, I need a Mommy's Little Helper.

    So many favorite books of mine on your Kindle now!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Mommy's helper sounds like something I'm going to need at the week's end. I love Anne of Green Gables so much, I remember the first time reading it as a young adult and wishing I had discovered Montgomery as a young girl.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was married and with child when I first made it through The Hobbit. I very much wanted to name that child "Samwise" but was over ruled. I should have fought for it though!

      Delete