The amount I post about James Herbert may be ridiculous but I was snooping around Amazon looking for some more of his books to add to me kindle. I currently own two in print version and have three others on there already. This was when I noticed some of the amazing prices. Even though these books are E-books these are still great value and from reading reviews etc these prices appear to be on going and not part of a daily deal. Here is what is currently available:
- The Rats – I have written in a previous post about this book and I love it. Giants rats take over London and kill dozens of people enough said.
- Domain – I can’t say for certain as there is no blurb available but judging my the cover and the ominous ‘Remember with fear’ contained in the description is probably another one of The Rats series.
- Lair – Another one of The Rats books this now means that this trilogy can be bought for £2.97 why wouldn’t you. I have read this and can describe it as terrifying!
- Sepulchre – I have just bought this one and have yet to read it but judging by the blurb this is to do with evil lingering in a house. It sounds like a fairly classic ghost story, this is also meant to be over 400 pages so that’s a lot of reading to be getting on with.
- Creed – This sounds so intriguing the blurb seems quite vague but I can see that it is about a photographer who takes some pictures of some very freaky goings on. This may be featuring in a haul post very soon.
There are so many other books available for this price but these are a great starting point and I cannot tempt myself any further. Enjoy reading!
NB Another great place to find these books is in second hand book shops and charity shops for some tiny prices.
From my blog you may just have realised what a kindle lover I am. I currently have an old battered ladybird cover on mine and I have been looking for a new one. These are really essential if you wish to keep your e reader in top condition. Here are some of the ones I have recently spotted:
- I have started with a cheap and cheerful one that retails for just £4.49 the pink cover and white polka dots are adorable and perfect for a girly girl like me. This one fits the Kindle 4 and similar models.
- Now this one that I will probably never be able to afford. At £49.99 it costs almost as much as my kindle when it was purchased and an awful lot more than what it is worth now. Still this case looks to be amazing quality, has some great reviews and even a built in light so you can read it in bed.
- This one interested me as this is ultra protective. This is for the type of person that throws everything into a huge bag and is really quite rough with it. This is more of a hard case for the kindle as oppose to a cover and comes in a variety of colours. I have naturally chosen pink. This retails for £26.99.
All of the ones I have shown here are from Amazon but Tesco also sell a number of the ‘trendz’ kindle cases. These come in a number of different colours and designs and generally sell for around £10.
If you have been reading my blog for a while (or before I had my huge break from blogging atleast) you will know I own a Kindle. You will also know that I love said Kindle. Books are normally half the price on the Kindle as they are in print and so I buy twice as many. Here are some of my recent purchases:
- The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell – I started reading the Kay Scarpetta series at the beginning of this year but have been so distracted by other books that I have only just bought the fifth installment. One of my reading goals (which I will complete in a future post) is to read the 18 books currently available in this series by the end of next year.
- The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes – I have seen this around book shops and on Railway Station posters for ages and I have always been intrigued. Well I am currently reading it and have to say so far, so good. She had written three other books that look like these could possibly be for me too. They all appear to be urban fantasy novels.
- 1st to Die by James Patterson – Considering I love crime books the fact that I have yet to read a James Patterson novel is almost ridiculous. He has so many titles and I really need to start on them. This book is part of the Women’s Murder Club series and it seems there are lots more available. Also look out for Patterson in the Castle TV Series.
And one I am tempted but haven’t bought yet…
Heat Wave by Richard Castle – Now as you may have been able to guess I am a huge Castle fan. I just love Crime Shows! This book is a spin off and the producers actually hired someone to write this. I have read the first couple of pages and I am not too impressed and as this is currently £5.46 on the Kindle I remain unsure.
Here are the next few questions from the this or that book tag:
Harry Potter or Twilight?
Although I am not huge fan either (I know and I call myself a reader!), Harry Potter would win every time I have read a couple of books and really enjoyed the writing style and the real human scenarios Harry faced. I have promised to read Twilight this year though, maybe I’ll find it matches up.
Kindle, Ipad or Other?
Kindle! There really isn’t much more to say here, you guys know how much I love it already.
Borrow or Buy?
Buy, I am not a member of a library. If I own it I can come back to it whenever I want. I do not mind lending other people my books (as long as they are returned of course).
Bookstore or Online?
As much as I love e-book shopping nothing compares to the real book shop experience, the smells and the pure abundance of books cannot be compared. One of my favourite places in the world in the Waterstone’s in Deansgate.
I don’t feature enough book hauls on this blog compared to the amount of books I actually buy so I thought I would feature a free book haul. This is one of the joys of the kindle, free books are readily available. Some of them are the work of struggling new authors, where we find a great undiscovered writer or they are old classics like Oscar Wilde and Charles Dickens. I typed ‘Free Kindle Books’ into Amazon and this is what I picked. After buying these books I also embarked on a massive clean up of the kindle and put everything into their relevant folders.
- A Shattered Memory by Alan Halsey
- Persuasion by Jane Austen
- Emma by Jane Austen
- Love Triangle: Three Sides To The Story by Brenda Barrett
- The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson by Douglas Lindsay
- Sentence of Marriage by Shayne Parkinson
- Murder on the Mind by LL Bartlett
As they were free it is true I could have bought some more but I didn’t want to be too greedy my reading list is huge already!
This book is basically Mammy Walsh’s side of the story if you have read anything by Marian Keyes before, you will be aware of the Walsh girls. Each books follows one of the sister’s escapades, and although a series they also work very well as stand alone books. Mammy Walsh goes through all of the family sayings and some of the things that have happened to them without going into enough detail that it would ruin the other books if you read this first. This is e-book only.
This is by far one of the funniest books I have ever read. From her love for one direction and Michael Buble to her discussing what they now do on the ‘facebooks’, this is hilarious. I have been waiting for Marian’s new book for a couple of years and honestly forgot what a funny writer she was. The description of G-Strings made me laugh so loud on the train people were looking at me .
For £1.99 this was also a great bargain from a great author.
With the recent surge of erotic fiction since the success of the Fifty Shades trilogy I wasn’t surprised to see this as one of the top free kindle books.
What did surprise me was how well it was written I had decided not to read any reviews before hand so I could make a fair assessment.
The sex scenes are really well written and actually sexy to make it better the background story is well put together and I really like Christie.
Christie works as a chat hostess (meaning she basically makes money talking on the phone) and the odd conversation that is mentioned is funny as opposed to dirty.
She is divorced with two children and the book begins with her catching her husband with his pants down again.
This book also wasn’t over dramatic – which, I find can often be a problem in chick-lit – this stuff could happen to you or I.
There is plenty to keep the reader interested without going overboard.She a couple of different love interests in the book and she also has to deal with her best friend Jane’s issues and her egotistic ex-husband who is determined to have a Hollywood career.
The ebook is now retailing for £1.53 but I would quite happily pay double for it.
I would love some more books my her and I’m going to give this one: