Daily Links and Deals: Flint Public Library to archive stories of residents living through the water crisis

daily_links_1In today’s links, we have a article about the Flint Public Library archiving the stories of city residents and the poisoned water crisis. We also have stories on poetry and location, machine learning and more. In today’s deals, we have both new and pre-owned Fire tablets and NOOK-branded Samsung tablets. Plus, you can get 75% off NOOK accessories.

Daily Links for Saturday, April 2, 2016:

Flint Public Library to archive stories of residents living through the water crisis (Michigan Radio) The Flint Public library is opening its recording studio to residents so they can tell their stories.

Exploring Poetic Places: Launching the App (British Library Digital Scholarship) Here’s an app that lets you know if you are in a place described in a poem.

How to approach machine learning as a non-technical person (Techcrunch) Have you ever wondered what that term means? Here’s some plain language clarification.

In Search of Haruki Murakami: A Documentary Introduction to Japan’s Great Postmodernist Novelist (Open Culture) Want more info on this almost compulsive obsession we have with Haruki Murakami?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes J.K. Rowling’s The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm are $2.99 each.

Included in Today’s Deals, there are deals on Fire tablets: You can get 30% off the Fire HD (it’s $69.99 today). This is my favorite fire and you can read my review here. Amazon is also offering pre-owned Fire tablets starting at $29.98. 🙂

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is If You’re Lucky by Yvonne Prinz for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Idea of You (Ribbon Ridge Series #4) by Darcy Burke for 99 cents.

STILL AVAILABLE: B & N has a current special where you can get a NOOK Bundle Offer: 10″ NOOK Device, Free Screen Film and Free Cover of Your Choice- a $330+ Value for Just $199.99. And finally, you can take 75% off all Nook Accessories.  And if you have jumped on the coloring books bandwagon, B & N  now has Harry Potter Magical Places & Characters Coloring Books available.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Cuckoo’s Calling A – Cormoran Strike Novel (Book #1) by Robert Galbraith, J. K. Rowling for $2.99.

STILL AVAILABLE:  Kobo  has the Great Reads For $1.99 or Less promotion.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Grownup by Gillian Flynn for $2.99.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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