Daily Links for Wednesday, September 21, 2016:
Shh, Silent Reading Parties Are Taking Over Phoenix (Phoenix New Times) These sound like fun….
Disconnect is free for Samsung and iOS devices for the next seven days (The Next Web) This app blocks the trackers that slow your browser down and spy on you.
Netflix plans to make half of its content original programming (Ars Technica) I have mixed feeling about this because I enjoy the network series and movies that are on the service, but I have enjoyed most of the Netflix Originals I have watched. You can’t beat Broadchurch, Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The One You Really Want by Jill Mansell.
In Today’s Deals, up to 30% off select computer products.
Amazon has now released the Echo a second color. You can pre-order the Echo now to get it in white. It will be available on September 28, 2016. There is also an All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) which will be available in both black and white and retails for $49.99. The Dot is also being offering in a “Buy 5, get 1 free” six-pack and a ““Buy 10, get 2 free” twelve-pack”. The new Echo Dot will be released on October 20, 2016.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Still Life with Murder (Nell Sweeney Mystery Series, #1) by P.B. Ryan. The Romance Daily Find is On the Scent (Psychic Detectives Series #1) by Angela Campbell (This was a fun read!)
Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel A Novel by Deborah Moggach. The Extra Daily Deal is His Diamond Queen by Lena Hart.
Also, select non-fiction titles at the Kobo store for 99 cents until September 26th.
There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres. The Kobo Aura One (and the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store. (The Aura One is out of stock until September 23, 2016.)
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Americana by Don DeLillo.
Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10.
(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.
The silent reading party idea is pretty cool, but maybe not cool enough to get out of my own comfy chair at home. 😀
Too true! 🙂 But I am starting to see more ideas about how to make reading, something most think of as a solitary activity, a communal one. I think that is a good thing!