Daily Links and Deals: The Secret Libraries of History

daily_links_1Today, an article on secret libraries through the centuries. Also, a look at things book lovers do that others may consider weird,  a crowdfunding project that brings e-readers to kids who can’t touch real books and a primer on SD cards. In deals, a Swingline laminator and savings on Alexa enable products. And finally, the price is reduced on The Girl On TheTrain.

Daily Links for Monday, August 22, 2016:

The Secret Libraries of History (BBC) Fascinating article on libraries and collections that have been hidden for centuries.

7 Weird Things I Do With Books (Read It Forward) I actually met my husband in a bookstore, so none of this seems weird to me at all….

Best SD cards (Tab Times) If SD cards are confusing to you, here’s an article that may help. It explains the basics and explains available options.

This NYC Hospital Teacher Is Crowdfunding E-Readers for Sick Students Who Can’t Risk Handling Books (The 74) This is heartwarming and highlights a circumstance where digital is better than print.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes I”d Tell You I Love You, But Then I”d Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls Book 1) by Ally Carter.

In Today’s Deals, a Swingline Laminator. You can also still get $15 off the regular price of the Amazon Tap and the Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo for $150.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Firm by John Grisham. The Romance Daily Find is Stirring Attraction: A Second Shot Novel by Sara Jane Stone.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Over You (A Romance Novel) by H.M. Ward, L.G. Castillo. The Extra Daily Deal is Pardonable Lies
A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear.

Also, until August 29, 2016, there’s a Back to School Sale: books $4.99 or less. 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 No Limits by Michael Phelps.

Google Books has a selection of Hot Book Deals.

Price Reduction: For those of you that boycott books priced over $9.99, Paula Hawkins’ The Girl On The Train has been reduced from $11.99 to $9.99. And FYI, that’s more expensive than the paperback, which is $9.60 on Amazon.

(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 Deals for Sunday, May 8, 2016

happy-mothers-day_640Deals of the Day for Sunday, May 8, 2016:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-one Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most by Elizabeth Benedict for  $1.99 ( just in time for Mother’s Day!)

In Today’s Deals, a Silicon Power 32GB MicroSDHC Class10, Elite Flash Memory Card with Adaptor.

There is still a promotion on the Fire HD 6 (8GB and 16 GB versions). There are also still deals on pre-owned Fire tablets.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Shipping News by Annie Proulx for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber for $1.99.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack  is a B & N exclusive until May 20. You can also pre-order Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Soundtrack (vinyl) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack Laser-Etched Edition!  (also vinyl)  See the site for details and release dates.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Heist – Fox and O’Hare (Book 1) by Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg for $1.99.

And, you can still get $20 off the Kobo Glo HD.  Free shipping is included.

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

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Brownies and Broomsticks: A Magical Bakery Mystery by Bailey Cates for $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 Deal: Linda Castillo and SD Memory Cards

castilloTodays Deals for Wednesday, December 30, 2015:

The US Amazon Kindle Daily Deal is featuring 10 books by Rosamunde Pilcher and Linda Castillo for just $2.99. Also offered are select Transcend products (including SD cards) at up to 70% off. You can get a 64GB class 10 card for only $15.99,

Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is offering the first seven books in Linda Castillo’s Kate Burkholder mystery series at  $2.99 each.  The Romance Daily Find is Bridesmaid Blues by Boone Brux for 99 cents. You can also find a “buy 2, et the 3rd free” deal on DC comics and Marvel graphic novels.

The Kobo Daily Deal is The Hathaways Complete Series by Lisa Kleypas for $9.99. (**Edited to correct Kobo Daily Deal)

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.

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