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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Celebrate John Steinbeck’s Birthday with This Collection

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In honor of his 112th birthday, here is a comprehensive collection of John Steinbeck’s short novels. Steinbeck immortalized the lives of people who would have been forgotten, mere footnotes in the pages of history. Almost tenderly, yet with gripping realism, he lets us inside their worlds.

And with six novels for one price, think of this as a bargain for your brain.


The Short Novels of John Steinbeck: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by John Steinbeck. Amazon for $20.99. Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s most widely read and beloved short novels—Tortilla Flat, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, The Moon Is Down, Cannery Row and The Pearl. From Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, and hope in Of Mice and Men, to his tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of Monterey society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl’s mythic examination of the fallacy of the American dream, Steinbeck created stories that were realistic, rugged, and imbued with energy and resilience.

Dig into Some Demons and Deep Dish Pizza

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It’s the title of this collection of three short stories that got me. I mean, who can resist the title? It’s fantastic. Apparently, it’s better if you read The Demon Mistress (An Eva Prim Novel) by Jordan K. Rose first, though.


Demons and Deep Dish Pizza (Eva Prim) by Jordan K. Rose. Amazon for $0.99. Shoes. That’s all Eva wanted. A kicking pair of shoes for a night out on the town. Instead she ended up with two crazy demons, two dead guys and one deep-dish pizza.

Feeling Dead(ish) Today? Free Book Friday Has You Covered.

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So sticking to our Free Book Friday theme, and for anyone feeling un-Valentiny, here’s a story of love gone wrong. Like the wrongest. And at about 10,000 words, it’s a quick read.

Dead(ish), Book 1 by Naomi Kramer. FREE from Smashwords.com
Linda’s had a bad day. First, her boyfriend killed her. Then she woke up, still on this boring plane of existence, and with an odd obsession about her missing body. Mike won’t tell her what he did with her body and she can’t find the stupid thing herself. There’s only one thing she can do – torment the bastard until he coughs up the information. Contains adult themes & frequent profanity.

Zombie Nights Invade Free Book Friday

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It’s Free Book Friday! So that means we’re all about romance for Valentine’s Day, right? Well, maybe not so much. This book may have hearts, but not that kind.

Zombie Nights by Tom Lichtenberg. FREE from Smashwords.com
Being a zombie, not so easy. That could have been Dave Connor’s six word memoir. “At first he couldn’t remember how he’d ended up in that shallow grave; he just knew it was hell to claw his way out, and that the taste of its dirt would remain in his mouth for the rest of his time on this earth” … Expect the unexpected in this existential resurrection thriller.