Round-Up of eBook Bargains for the Kindle (and iPad)! (January 13)
Well, here’s another installment in bargains for our Kindles (and iPad for those with the app)! You can also check out all my posts about Kindle bargains by clicking HERE so you don’t miss out on savings (but note that the discounts are only temporary, so prices may have gone up since I posted)! (p.s. If you’re looking for freebies instead, just check out all my freebie posts!)
**Be sure to check out the January 100 Kindle Books for $3.99 or Less Sale! **
*The prices posted here are for the US Kindle store, prices may vary in other regions. Links for iBooks added when available at the same bargain price.
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan (Penguin Books) is $2.99 for US Kindle.
One of the New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of the Year
Winner of the James Beard Award
Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from what can only be described as a national eating disorder. Will it be fast food tonight, or something organic? Or perhaps something we grew ourselves? The question of what to have for dinner has confronted us since man discovered fire. But as Michael Pollan explains in this revolutionary book, how we answer it now, as the dawn of the twenty-first century, may determine our survival as a species. Packed with profound surprises, The Omnivore’s Dilemma is changing the way Americans thing about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.
Coming from The Penguin Press in 2013, Michael Pollan’s newest book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation–the story of our most trusted food expert’s culinary education
Check out the other bargains after the jump!
Jack Swyteck, a brilliant Miami defense attorney has spent years rebelling against his father, Harry, now Florida’s governor. Their estrangement seems complete when Harry allows one of Jack’s clients — a man Jack believes is innocent — to die in the electric chair.
But when a psychopath bent on serving his own twisted version of justice places both Jack and Harry in extreme jeopardy, the two have nowhere to turn but to each other. Together they must find a way to overcome their cunning tormentor’s manipulation . . . even as the stakes are being raised to far more perilous heights.
F for Effort by Richard Benson (HarperCollins) is $1.49 for US Kindle.
From the author of the national bestseller F in Exams comes a brand new compendium of hilarious and inventive wrong test answers and homework hiccups.
Featuring gems from elementary school (“two halves make a whale”), middle grades (Q: What does “germinate” mean? A: To become a German citizen), and high school (Q: Fossil fuels are usually associated with which major type of rock? A: Classic rock), these 250 examples of creative invention are sure to charm anyone who has had to bluff or blunder their way through a test.
The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma (HarperCollins) is $3.79 for US Kindle.
“Palma uses the basic ingredients of steampunk — fantasy, mystery, ripping adventure and Victorian-era high-tech — to marvelous effect.” –Seattle Times
London, 1896. Andrew Harrington is young, wealthy and heartbroken. His lover Marie Kelly was murdered by Jack the Ripper and he longs to turn back the clock and save her.
Meanwhile, Claire Haggerty rails against the position of women in Victorian society. Forever being matched with men her family consider suitable, she yearns for a time when she can be free to love whom she choses.
But hidden in the attic of popular author – and noted scientific speculator – H.G. Wells is a machine that will change everything.
As their quests converge, it becomes clear that time is the problem – to escape it, to change it, might offer them the hope they need…
Stolen Crown: The Secret Marriage that Forever Changed the Fate of England by Susan Higginbotham (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is $2.99 for US Kindle. It’s CDN$ 2.95 for Kindle CA.
Trapped in the Wars of the Roses, one woman finds herself sister to the queen…and traitor to the crown
Katherine Woodville’s sister never gave her a choice. A happy girl of modest means, Kate hardly expected to become a maker of kings. But when her sister impulsively marries King Edward IV in secret, Katherine’s life is no longer hers to control…
When Travis returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother’s stolen his girlfriend and car, and the nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper, a girl who despises him for rumors Travis started back in middle school, life actually starts looking up. And as he and Harper see more of each other, he falls deeper in love with her and begins to find his way through the family meltdown, the post-traumatic stress and the possibility of a interesting future.
His sense of humor, sense of his own strength and incredible sense of honor make Travis an irresistible and eminently loveable hero in this fantastic and timely debut novel.
The Big Book of Casseroles: 250 Recipes for Serious Comfort Food by Maryana Vollstedt (Chronicle Books) is $2.99 for US Kindle. It’s CDN$ 2.95 for Kindle CA.
Bubbling cheese, golden bread crumbs, tender vegetables, and succulent meats – what’s not to like about casseroles? Comfort food just doesn’t get any cozier, or more convenient. Now, thanks to Maryana Vollstedt, busy cooks don’t have to call up Mom in order to make delicious one-dish meals for family and friends.
The Big Book of Casseroles boasts over 250 recipes (including low-fat and vegetarian dishes), plus handy planning, freezing, and storage tips. For hot-from-the-oven dinners equally at home in the dining room or on the kitchen table, cooks need look no further than The Big Book of Casseroles, because serious comfort food never goes out of style.
The Big Book of Soups and Stews: 262 Recipes for Serious Comfort Food by Maryana Vollstedt (Chronicle Books) is $2.99 for US Kindle. It’s CDN$ 2.95 for Kindle CA.
Where the best-selling Big Book of Casseroles brought bubbling cheese and golden bread crumbs, The Big Book of Soups and Stews brings succulent meats, tender vegetables, and creamy, savory goodness with 262 comforting recipes for soups, chowders, and stews.
From a hot and hearty stew for a cold night to a cool, refreshing Vichyssoise for a sizzling afternoon, there’s a recipe here for every occasion. Also included are nostalgic classics (like everyone’s favorite Chicken Noodle Soup) as well as innovative new creations inspired by the cuisines of the world—from Thai Ginger Chicken to Mexican Seafood.
With a wonderful selection of quick bread recipes and a crockpot full of tips and hints to help soup-makers hone their skills, The Big Book of Soups and Stews is the ultimate one-stop comfort food cookbook.
Natural Beauty: Pamper Yourself with Salon Secrets at Home by Laura Dupriest (Three Rivers Press) is $2.99 for US Kindle.
Salon Secrets at a Fraction of the Cost
Now it is easy to look and feel beautiful, without spending a fortune. Did you know that a mix of equal parts vegetable oil and sugar is not only the cheapest way to exfoliate your face, but it’s also the best? Or that by combining specific amounts of sugar, water, and lemon juice, you can create a homemade “wax” and comfortably eliminate unwanted hair for over six?
Beauty expert and aesthetician Laura DuPriest offers countless ideas and recipes that will help you create the natural and attractive look you desire while providing motivational tips to enhance your inner beauty. Inside, you’ll find simple recipes and step-by-step directions for:
·Strawberry Citrus Mask
·Egyptian-Style Milk Bath
·Basic Cleanser for All Skin Types
·Homemade Moisturizing Shampoo
·Aromatherapy Bath Salts
·Baby Massage Oil
·Salon-Style Hand Treatment
·And much more!
Pamper yourself, easily and affordably: You’ll look better, feel better, and discover that natural beauty is a way of life you love.
Homer called salt a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. Today we take salt for granted, a common, inexpensive substance that seasons food or clears ice from roads, a word used casually in expressions (“salt of the earth,” take it with a grain of salt”) without appreciating their deeper meaning. However, as Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates in his world-encompassing new book, salt – the only rock we eat – has shaped civilization from the very beginning. Its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of mankind.
Salt: A World History is veined with colorful characters, from Li Bing, the Chinese bureaucrat who built the world’s first dam in 250 BC, to Pattillo Higgins and Anthony Lucas who, ignoring the advice of geologists, drilled an east Texas salt dome in 1901 and discovered an oil reserve so large it gave birth to the age of petroleum. From the sinking salt towns of Cheshire in England to the ancient salt work in southern San Francisco Bay; from the remotest islands in the Caribbean where roads are made of salt to rural Sichaun province where the last home-made soya sauce is produced, Mark Kurlansky has produced a kaleidoscope of history, a multi-layered masterpiece that blends economic, scientific, political, religious, and culinary records into a rich and memorable tale.
Guilt by Association (A Rachel Knight Novel) by Marcia Clark (Hachette Book Group) is $2.99 for US Kindle.
Los Angeles D.A. Rachel Knight is a tenacious, wise-cracking, and fiercely intelligent prosecutor in the city’s most elite division. When her colleague, Jake, is found dead at a grisly crime scene, Rachel is shaken to the core. She must take over his toughest case: the assault of a young woman from a prominent family.
But she can’t stop herself from digging deeper into Jake’s death, a decision that exposes a world of power and violence and will have her risking her reputation–and her life–to find the truth.
With her tremendous expertise in the nuances of L.A. courts and crime, and with a vibrant ensemble cast of characters, Marcia Clark combines intimate detail, riotous humor, and visceral action in a debut thriller that marks the launch of a major new figure on the crime-writing scene.
If any of you know of any bargain books that you’d like to recommend, hit me up and I’ll post them! The more the merrier!