At Amazon, the Book Buys You

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OK, that’s not entirely accurate. Or remotely accurate, but I couldn’t resist the joke.

Normally, about now I’d be telling you about a book you can buy from Amazon, but today I figured I’d flip that. I don’t know if you know, but Amazon will buy your books as well. It’s like a big, natural circle of reading. Amazon pays for shipping, so it won’t cost you anything. Current best-sellers are probably your best bet, but at least that takes some of the guilt out of buying a full-priced new book.

And it’s not just for books, either. You can trade in movies, video games and other things, and get an Amazon gift card in exchange. When I logged in, it even told me what some things I’d bought from Amazon were worth, which is nice to know, not that I’m parting with my Zumba World Party, which is the most fun game ever, but I digress.

So you can use books to feed your reading habit. It’s beautiful, in a way.

Anyway, thus concludes this public service announcement.

 

 

 

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Curious about Oil Pulling?

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It seems like everyone is talking about “oil pulling” right now. What is that? To sum it up, you put oil in your mouth and swish from 10-20 minutes, and it’s supposed to be great for your oral health, according to the oil pullers who be. I’ve actually tried it and I love it, and I’m not much of an alternative medicine kind of person. I don’t know if I buy all of the supposed benefits, but my teeth do feel cleaner. Want to learn more? Here you go.


Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing by Dr. Bruce Fife. Amazon for $9.99. All disease starts in the mouth! Most of the chronic and infectious illnesses that trouble our society today are influenced by the health of our mouths. If you have poor dental health, you are bound to have other health problems. Despite regular brushing and flossing, approximately 90 percent of the population has some degree of gum disease or tooth decay. Most people aren’t even aware they have existing dental problems. Recent research has demonstrated a direct link between oral health and chronic illness. Simply improving the health of your teeth and gums can cure many chronic problems. More brushing, flossing, and mouthwash isn’t the solution. What will work is Oil Pulling Therapy. Oil pulling is an age-old method of oral cleansing originating from Ayurvedic medicine. It is one of the most powerful, most effective methods of detoxification and healing in natural medicine. Dr. Fife’s Oil Pulling Therapy is a revolutionary new treatment combining the wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine with modern science. The science behind oil pulling is fully documented with references to medical studies and case histories. Although incredibly powerful, Oil Pulling Therapy is completely safe and simple enough for even a child.

Tons of Free Books on Read an eBook Week Friday

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Forget Free Book Friday this week. It’s Free Books Friday. As Read an eBook Week at Smashwords heads into the final weekend, now’s a great time to check out a bunch of titles that are 100% off with coupon code RW100. Here are just a few; more this afternoon.

Beau-ootiful Soo-oop’s on for Free Book Friday

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If you’ve been reading this blog this week, you might have noticed I’m a tad bit obsessed with the freezing weather right now. That’s why I’m kicking off Free Book Friday with the Kryptonite of cold: hot soup.

This free book from Brock Media will get you warm and cozy in no time.

Beau-ootiful Soo-oop! Delicious Soup and Crockpot Recipes to Warm Your Winter Months by Brock Media. FREE from Smashwords.com
Making soup is simple and satisfying, especially when you follow our tips from expert chefs. And, for those with busy lifestyles, crockpots might just be answer. Enjoy these recipes including Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, French Onion Soup, Butternut Squash Purée with Fresh Ginger and Sautéed Apples, Albondigas Soup with Minted Meatballs and more.

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Tea and Probably Weren’t Afraid to Ask

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Maybe it’s because of the howling wind, and maybe it’s because I can’t see much besides white outside my window. Nothing sounds cozier than a cup of tea at this moment. But where did that tea come from? That’s where this book comes in.

The Simple Guide To Tea by Chris Scott. $1.49 from Smashwords.com
A simple introduction to the world of tea. We start with a look into the history of tea and the different types of tea. White, Black, Green, Oolong and Tisanes. Tea is a wonderful beverage, learn how to make the most of your tea experience.