Daily Links and Deals: I Love Reading Romance Novels, But I Won’t Compromise On These Elements Of A Love Story

daily_links_1Today, an opinion piece on must-have elements in romance novels. Also, Netflix weighs in on data caps, a critical view of the five-year limit on Chromebooks’ usleful life, a retro Nintendo deck and more. In deals, Norton Security Deluxe software.

Daily Links for day, September 13, 2016:

Twitter finally sets date to grow beyond its 140 character limit (The Next Web) Names and links won’t count against your limit soon.

Netflix wants annoying data caps to be illegal (The Verge) Netflix is lobbying really hard to ditch the data caps.

The RetroUSB AVS just replaced my childhood Nintendo (Engadget) Okay. I still have a huge box of original games in the basement that I have held onto for years. #hoarderwins

I Love Reading Romance Novels, But I Won’t Compromise On These Elements Of A Love Story (Bustle) Romance novels are very popular. Here’s a look look at one person’s must have elements list.

Why my older Chromebook has a right to live, even if Google says it’s over (PC World) Google has decided that Chromebooks have a five year life cycle. But what if your machine still functions fine?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Color of Magic: A Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett.

In Today’s DealsNorton Security Deluxe for 5 Devices.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss (Dahlia Moss Mystery Series #1) by Max Wirestone. The Romance Daily Find is The Gun Runner by Scott Hildreth.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Wednesday Sisters A Novel by Meg Waite Clayton. The Extra Daily Deal is Crysis: Legion by Peter Watts.

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 at the Kobo store.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes This Time Together by Carol Burnett.

Google Books has a selection of Big Books, Big Deals (up to 75% off great reads).

(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: Bookstores, libraries offer ‘blind dates’ to match readers with romantic novels

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, February 4, 2016:

Bookstores, libraries offer ‘blind dates’ to match readers with romantic novels (Chicago Tribune) – Would you try a book, sight unseen, based on only a few words?

66% of Aussie downloaders also pay for Netflix like services (Torrent Freak) – Yes, maybe it is an issue of the poor availability of content.

Google seemingly kicking standalone ad-blockers from the Play Store (9 to 5 Google) – Turns out, this actually a unique situation and not a statement against ad blockers in general.

Google experiments with e-books designed for your phone (Engadget) – Oh, look! More “evolving” ebooks.

Freeloaders, beware: The Wall Street Journal isn’t letting you read for free in Instapaper now, either (Digiday) – The WSJ is getting really serious about its paywall.

Deals of the Day:

On Amazon UK there is a Romance Sale with ebooks from 99p.

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes Cat’s Cradle: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut for $1.99.

As one of Today’s Deals, Amazon has a Lenovo ThinkPad 11E 11.6″ Ultraportable Business Notebook, Intel N2940 Quad-Core, 128GB Solid State Drive, 4GB DDR3, 802.11ac, Bluetooth, Win10Pro via Woot for $199.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know: Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Fabulous Dishes to Get You Everything You Want in Life by Cindi Leive, The Editors of Glamour  for $1.99.  The Romance Daily Find is Bearing It All: A Highlander’s Beloved Novel by Vonnie Davis for 99 cents.

Have an old Nook you want to replace? B & N is offering $50 towards a new Samsung Nook when you trade-in your old device. Offer is good until March 5, 2016 and terms and conditions apply. You can find more details here.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela (with a foreward by Barack Obama) for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes What Do Women Want? by Daniel Bergner for $1.99.

Google is featuring a selection of Red Hot Romance Deals as well as a Get Ready for Deadpool sale, featuring up to 78% off Deadpool comics.

(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.