Daily Links and Deals: 6,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online

daily_links_1Today, a collection of free children’s books online. Also, what happens when you lend someone your phone and they break it? You can get free books and WiFi on the NY subway and the FCC decides not to appeal the municipal broadband ruling.

Daily Links for Tuesday, August 30, 2016:

The etiquette of breaking someone’s phone, and having your phone broken (The Next Web) Food for thought here. How do you deal with this?

Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online (Open Culture) Many of the free books we find are not appropriate for children. Most of these are read online, not downloadable.

New York subway is offering free ebooks (and Wi-Fi) for your commute (Tech Crunch) I say “meh.” While the short reads might be nice, extended excerpts are just samples under another name.

FCC admits defeat in municipal broadband, won’t appeal court loss (Ars Technica) It is over for now, although the FCC is not ruling out other options. This is disappointing.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Fallen: A Cassidy & Spenser Thriller (Cassidy & Spenser Thrillers Book 2) by Carey Baldwin.

In Today’s Deals, a Belkin 3-Outlet SurgePlus Mini Travel Swivel Charger Surge Protector with Dual USB Ports (I have these; they are great!).

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Taco Cleanse: The Tortilla-Based Diet Proven to Change Your Life by Wes Allison, Stephanie Bogdanich, Molly R. Frisinger, Jessica Morris. The Romance Daily Find is One Night: Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles Book 1) by Jeffrey Archer. The Extra Daily Deal is Summer Island by Kristin Hannah. There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Passage by Justin Cronin.

Google Books has a selection of Hot Book Deals.

(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: States win the right to limit municipal broadband, beating FCC in court

daily_links_1Today, states win the right to limit municipal broadband. Also, a look at how question-based headlines are perceived, new IFTTT integration, a guide to selling your Android phone or tablet, and a new feature allows you to share notes and highlights on Goodreads. In deals, a great price on the Instant Pot 6-in-1 cooker.

Daily Links for Wednesday, August 10, 2016:

Readers perceive question-based headlines more negatively, study shows (Journolism.co.uk) Is it clickbait just because it’s phrased in the form of a question?

Selling your Android phone or tablet: The ultimate guide (Android Central) As new phones are hitting the market, a lot of people are opting to upgrade and sell their old one. Here’s a guide to help.

States win the right to limit municipal broadband, beating FCC in court (Ars Technica) IMHO, this is a huge win for  telecommunications corporations and a huge loss for the people.

IFTTT enables third-party developers to integrate the service into their products (Tech Hive) Built in support for IFTTT will add a lot of flexibility for users of the service.

You Can Now Share Your Kindle Notes and Highlights via Goodreads (The Digital Reader) I have somewhat mixed feelings about this,,, While it could be useful in writing reviews, it sounds like it is defaulting to on for sharing from books you’ve shelved.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Black Prism (Lightbringer Book 1) by Brent Weeks and Frankenstein: Prodigal Son: A Novel by Dean Koontz and Kevin J. Anderson.

In Today’s Deals, you can get the Instant Pot  6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker for $69.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Perfectly Broken by Robert Burke Warren. The Romance Daily Find is Saddled and Spurred (Blacktop Cowboys Series #2) by Lorelei James.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson. The Extra Daily Deal is Body Switches by Barbara G.Tarn.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) by Ann Brashares.

Google Books has a selection of Summer Travel Sale books.

(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.

Daily links and deals: Geo-blocking madness highlighted by hidden camera stunt

daily_links_1Interesting stories today: How geo-blocking would play out in the physical world, reddit apps and a reminder that your Netflix subscription price is going up next month. In deals, we have Dragon Naturally speaking and savings on Fire tablets and Kindles. And that 16 GB fire everyone is talking about is only $54.99 today!

Daily Links for day, April 6, 2016:

À La Carte Streaming Is Here, and It’s Just As Expensive As Cable  (Lifehacker) So much for cord cutting saving money….

Geo-blocking madness highlighted by hidden camera stunt (Torrent Freak) This includes a must-see video. Are we living in a global economy or not?

Reddit’s official Android app now launched w/ three months of free Reddit Gold (9 to 5 Google) Reddit on the go?

How Big Telecom Gets Away With Rewriting America’s Laws (Motherboard) This opinion piece makes some important points about the telecom – municipal broadband divide.

Reminder: 17 Million Netflix Users Will Get Price Hikes Next Month (Gizmodo) They told us this was coming, but it has been so long…. Still a good deal, IMHO.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death (The Grantchester Mysteries Book 1) by James Runcie fir $1.99. This is the Masterpiece TV series tie-in edition.

In Today’s Deals, you can  save up to 84% on Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software. I use this and LOVE IT! There is also a deal on an LG TV and an interesting set of Bluetooth headphones: the Bluedio T2 Plus Turbine Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Mic/Micro SD Card Slot/FM Radio. I’m curious about the micro SD  card use on the headphones.

There are still Kindle and Fire deals as well: Savings on the Fire HD 6, pre-owned Fire tablets,  15% off Fire TV models, and the great  Kindle Deals for customers with Amazon Prime.

Everyone is talking about Amazon’s 16 GB version on the 7″ Fire. Today you can get it for just $54.99!

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is 11 books by (thrillers) R. J. Ellory for just $1.99 each. The Romance Daily Find is Dancing with a Rogue by Patricia Potter for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Elizabeth Taylor, A Passion for Life: The Wit and Wisdom of a Legend by Joseph Papa for 99 cents.

Kobo is running several promotions. Through April 11, get 3 ebooks for the price of 2 (terms and conditions apply). You can get free shipping on any Kobo e-reader through April 13, 2016. And, until April 18, select Romantic Times winners & nominees are on sale for under $3.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett for $2.99.

Google Books is running several promotions: There is a selection of Limited-Time Deals on sale. There are also deals on hot romance reads for under $3 each.  And, finally, a Stand-Alone Mysteries Sale, with prices starting at $1.99.

(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.

Daily Links and Deals: Even researchers agree that slow internet can stress you out

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, March 17, 2016:

Tennessee kills muni-broadband expansion bill after AT&T opposition (Ars Technica) Big business wins against the people again. My city wanted to put in free wi-fi, so stories like this his close to home. 😦

Mossberg: The False Debate Between Open and Closed in Tech (ReCode) Part of the problem may be how we are defining these terms.

Newly discovered malware could attack factory-configured iPhones (The Next Web) The fact that this can affect factory-configured phones and not just jailbroken ones in a big deal.

Even researchers agree that slow internet can stress you out (Engadget) See? Too much buffering is bad for you! We now have studies to back it up!

NYC’s Free Wifi Service Is Turning Into a Privacy Nightmare (Gizmodo) Free wi-fi may be more expensive than you thought….

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Fated (Dark Protectors Book 1) by Rebecca Zanetti for $2.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Irish Americans: A History by Jay P. Dolan for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Deputy’s Redemption by Delores Fossen for 99 cents.

And just for St. Patrick’s Day,  you can take $10 Off Your Purchase of $75 or More With CodeBNLUCKY17 when you shop BN.com.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Good at Games by Jill Mansell for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Envy of Angels – A Sin du Jour Affair by Matt Wallace  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.