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The adult coloring book trend is still going strong. After hearing about adult coloring books for almost a year, of course I had to give it a try! I personally enjoy coloring while listening to an audiobook or catching up on TV. It's a great way to unwind. Watch me color in one of my recent YouTube videos.
Try out the adult coloring book trend using Groupon. You might find your new favorite thing!
I've used Groupon for years and I love that I've found things for the bookish side of me as well as other things that I enjoy. From services, classes, and events to things for foodies, tech gadgets, and clothes. If you didn't know about some of the bookish things that Groupon offers, check out today's life-hack for book lovers! Get some cool bookish items for yourself or the book lovers in your life all while saving money using Groupon Goods.
I love my e-reader. It's so handing and easy when traveling. It's much easier to carry a light weight and thin e-reader rather than having to worry about tearing page or bending a cover. It's also great if you don't want to advertise what book you're reading by showing the cover art. It's a perfect pairing if you just like saving your shelf (and floor, and counter) space! As a bibliophile, while I adore my beautiful full and tall bookshelves, I'm not a book hoarder. When my shelves are full, they are full. I either giveaway books to make room for new ones, or I buy an ebook! An e-reader allows me to have thousands of books without looking like a pack rat! Get a great Kindle e-reader deal with Groupon Goods!
Last month Amazon improved their Prime membership by giving members unlimited free access to the new short-form digital audio service Audible Channels (which I absolutely love), and a "rotating selection of more than 50 audiobooks from Audible's catalog." For the gamer's out there, they've also recently announced Twitch Prime, which offers Prime members discounts on new and pre-release games and the ability to play a rotating selection of games for free.
Today the Amazon prime membership for US members just got a little sweeter with Prime Reading. I saw the email this morning and I jumped online to check it out. Prime members can access it online or by downloading the Kindle app for Android or iOS. They can also access it via any Kindle or Fire tablet.
Check out what books are listed in the Prime Reading section. The perks include unlimited reading of over a thousand books, magazines, comics, Kindle Singles, and more. You can read on any device via the Kindle app in addition to any Kindle Device or Kindle App or Fire Tablet.
DETROIT'S BIGGEST USED BOOK & MEDIA SALE:
There is an awesome local Michigan community service project, called Bookstock. It's an opportunity to purchase used books and media at a very low price. Bookstock begins this Sunday with a pre-sale event that cost $20. The $20 allows you to gain early access to the sale before the crowds. The pre-sale is from 8:15 am-11:00 am! The general admission beginning at 11am is free for all, You don't want to miss this annual event, and it's all for charity!
Bookstock is an chance for you to support local education and literacy programs in the Metro Detroit area. Personally, I always jump at the chance to do so. I believe in the importance of literacy for children and adults. Spending some money filling out my library is a fun and easy way to show your support.
In addition to the sale, Bookstock features an wonderful opportunity for local fourth grade kids called the B.E.S.T. AWARDS. The kids are given a topic to write about and they submit their essays to the contest. They have the opportunity to win gift cards for themselves, their teacher, and their school! That's just amazing! The school and the teacher connected to the winners will get some money to use in the school.
Curious about how the proceeds from the Bookstock sale are used? Check out the Bookstock Fund page to find out how the money is used within the community!
I know lots of book nerds that are looking to get their series collections completed, same as me. Get out there, support literacy and...buy more books! It should be noted that I found lots of brand new hardcover books (seriously - they don't even look like they were opened once) for $3-$4!
Bookstock Price List
Go to their website and sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download. This is my 5th year downloading awesome titles during this event. If you enjoy audiobooks as I do, then you won't want to miss out. I see a few titles that I'm looking forward to myself.
Happy Reading & Listening,
Once again Audiobook Sync offers up a summer of free audio books! SYNC offers two FREE audiobooks each week May 15 - Aug 20, 2014. Every week there is one YA (Young Adult) title and one Classic literature title, so there's a variety to choose from.
This is my 3rd year downloading some awesome titles during this event. If you enjoy audiobooks as much as I do, you'll want to check it out. There are some pretty popular books on this years list. For example, this week I downloaded Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. This book has been on my TBR list for a minute, and who knows how long it would have taken me to get to it. Since it's available on audio, it'll be listening to it much sooner than if I had to squeeze it in-between other books I'm reading.
Click here to see what titles are available this summer thanks to Sync and the various publishers participating.
Happy Reading & Listening,
If you don't already know, I'm a HUGE fan of audio books! I just love them. They are a great companion to regular reading. I can listen at work or during my drive to various places. Thanks to audiobooks, I actually manage to squeeze in another book or two during the month!
12 weeks of free audiobook downloads combining a popular contemporary YA title and a classic paired by theme available starting May 30, courtesy of audiobook publishers, AudioFile Magazine, and OverDrive.
I discovered this free MP3 audio book program last summer. I was able to listen to a few books that I enjoyed for free! I figured I'd pass that knowledge onto you. If you're new to audio, this is a great opportunity to check it out for free! I download these MP3's on my smart phone via the OverDrive app. It's easy and quick to do. If you need help figuring it out, just email me. I'll be happy to help you.
Click here to see the 2013 list of available books. I've found five titles that I'll be downloading! I'm sure you'll be able to find at least one you'll like. Enjoy!
Happy Reading & Listening,
Check out this $1 Amazon Local deal! Thanks to my friend Kelly for the tip! Only 5 days left to purchase! Want this deal? Click HERE
Interested? Here are a few details!
- Enjoy a good page turner from the Amazon Kindle Store. Choose from select mysteries, thrillers, sci-fi adventures, and literary gems for Kindle -- just $1 each with this free voucher.
- Free voucher to purchase one of 25 select eBooks from the Amazon Kindle Store for $1
- Check out the 4-star love story, The Misremembered Man by Christina McKenna.
- Explore highly-rated science fiction such as Breakdown and Into the Black
- Uncover the clues with mysteries like The Shop and They Never Die Quietly
- Or choose from many more
The most important thing about this deal: Voucher will expire if not used toward a qualifying Kindle book purchase from Amazon.com by 11:59 p.m. PST February 7, 2013
Book & Audiobook
4 Bookmarks: Very good read!
3 Bookmarks: I liked it.
2 Bookmarks: It was okay, I got through it...barely!
1 Bookmarks: Awful, don't waste your time.
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