Daily Links and Deals: 10 of our favorite quotes from children’s books that offer great life advice

daily_links_1Happy Star Wars Day! Today,  we have life advice from our childhood books, a Middle-earth map annotated by Tolkien himself, big cord-cutting news and more. In Deals, Lots of Star Wars-themed items for May the 4th and continuing sales on e-readers and tablets for Mother’s Day.

Daily Links for Wednesday, May 4, 2016:

Bodliean Libraries acquires rare map of Middle-earth annotated by Tolkien (Oxford) Here be dragons! There are no words for how cool this is!

10 of our favorite quotes from children’s books that offer great life advice (Overdrive) See, these were our childhood favorites for a reason. 🙂 Inspiring!

Hulu CEO confirms plans for a live TV streaming service in 2017 (Techcrunch) Most of the people I know watch TV on Hulu anyway since the no-commercials plan. This would make it very convenient.

Adblock Plus will help users pay publishers and keep a cut for itself (Ars Technica) Is this a solution to the website revenue problem? We will see.

YouTube is reportedly building a streaming cable service called Unplugged (The Verge) Not just Hulu, but YouTubes is also getting into the game.

Vine releases its first ever desktop app for Windows 10 (The Next Web) Not a fan of Windows 10 but seeing Vine available for the desktop is exciting!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government by David Talbot

In Today’s Deals, a Nixplay Edge 8-Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame with Hi-Res Display. There are also lots of StarWars goodies sprinkled in the lightning deals.

Mother’s Day is less than a week away! Amazon has some great deals on both e-ink Kindles and Fire tablets:

First, in e-ink Kindles, you can get $20 off the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle for Kids bundle. 

There are several promotions on Fire tablets. The 7″ Fire (normally $49.99) is only still only $39.99. Amazon is also offering savings on the Fire HD 6 (8GB and 16 GB versions) and the Fire HD 10 is $50 off for a limited time. There are also still deals on pre-owned Fire tablets.

And, yes, I am also still seeing the option for 5 payments of $58 for the Kindle Oasis pre-order. Current delivery date is June 1, 2016.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  A Galaxy Not So Far Away: Writers and Artists on Twenty-five Years of Star Wars by Glenn Kenny for $$2.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Demon Lover (Fairwick Chronicles Series #1) by Juliet Dark for $1.99.

Other Star Wars Day promotions at Barnes and Noble: May the Fourth Be With You! Celebrate Star Wars Day Star Wars Collection sale and  Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack (a B & N exclusive until May 20). You can also pre-order Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Soundtrack and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack Laser-Etched Edition! See the site for details and release dates.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt for $2.99. An extra daily deal is Afterburn: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller: Next (Book 1) by Scott Nicholson for 99 cents.

And, you can still get $20 off the Kobo Glo HD.  Free shipping is included but I am not sure about a Mother’s Day delivery at this point, although they are still advertising it as a Mother’s Day sale.:)

The Kobo has a monthly special 3 for 2 deal features books by  Grace Burrowes. The special runs the entire month of May.:)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon for $3.99.

(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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Daily Links and Deals: Honoring my daughter’s ‘last’ request in the age of digital media

daily_links_1Daily Links for Friday, February 26, 2016:

Just Announced: The Rosa Parks Collection Digitized and Now Available Online (Infodocket) – The Library of Congress collection showcases 7,500 manuscripts and 2,500 photographs from this collection honoring the Civil Rights pioneer.

Disney CEO asks employees to chip in to pay copyright lobbyists (Ars Technica) – I think I have no nice words to say here….

Microsoft’s plan to port Android apps to Windows is dead (The Verge) – Project Astoria is officially dead.

Adblock Plus opens up about how ‘acceptable ads’ work (The Guardian)  – And just exactly how is any of this in the reader’s interest. Sounds anything but….

Honoring my daughter’s ‘last’ request in the age of digital media (Washington Post) – Incredibly poignant piece on the role of digital in our lives

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks by Tracey Goessel for $2.99.

As part of Today’s Deals, Amazon is featuring a sale on Kindle Accessories at 30% off. Items include covers, chargers and device cables. 🙂

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is your choice of three classic works from  Amiri Baraka (aka LeRoi Jones) for just $1.99 each. The Romance Daily Find is The Letters (Inn at Eagle Hill Series #1) by Suzanne Woods Fisher for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Mist of Midnight by Sandra Byrd for $2.99.

The Kobo store is also having a 30% Off Sale through February 29 is you use coupon code 30FEB .

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Mrs. John Doe by Tom Savage  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 and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links and Deals: Yale Museums Making Thousands Of Artwork Images Available For Free Downloading

daily_links_1Daily Links for Sunday, February 14, 2016:

Hollywood escalates DVD ripping case to international incident (Torrent Freak) –  Really? Escalating it to the level of an “international incident”?

RIP: Adblock Plus (Engadget) – An opinion piece on the ethics of ad blockers’ whitelisting practices.

Yale Museums Making Thousands Of Artwork Images Available For Free Downloading (Hartford Courant) – Thousands of public domain images of Art to download!

Latest Kindle for PC Update Adds Support for Comics, Kids eBooks (The Digital Reader) –  Yes, you have to update, but here are some exciting new features!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes Bossypants, I Am Malala, and other best sellers on Kindle, from $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find are Crap Dates: Disastrous Encounters from Single Life by Rhodri Marsden,  How to Get Out of the Friend Zone: Turn Your Friendship into a Relationship by Jet and Star The Wing Girls, and  The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating and Sex by David Borgenicht, Joshua Piven, Jennifer Worick. Prices range from 99 cents to $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is the Season of Love Sale – a collection of romance books at up to 70% off.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes All You Need is Love by Marie Force for $3.99.

(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 and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.