Wednesday, March 27, 2013

What I've Been Reading This Week...

For an Anniversary/Christmas gift my hubby gave me a Kindle Fire, back in late November.   He was freshly out of the hospital after having total knee replacement surgery and wasn't able to go shopping, so when I told him there was a Black Friday sale on Kindles at Amazon, he said "Order it".  So I did.

This thing is so amazing and I am enjoying it immensely.  I have downloaded at least two hundred or more free books.  Haven't bought one yet.  Nope, not one.  I've been tempted, but when there are so many free ones, I just can't justify paying for one.  I will buy some eventually, but only the ones that are never free that I feel are special books that I "need".

This week I have been reading "I Have Loved You: Getting To Know The Father's Heart" by Cynthia Heald.  I am enjoying reading this as a personal devotion.  If you click HERE you can see this book.  You will note that the Kindle edition of this book is $9.68, but the day I downloaded it, it was free.

The second book for this week is "Help Me Stop Eating __________!" by Paul Bowman, HERE.  This one is only $2.99, but it was free the day I got it.   This is a pretty good book addressing food cravings and how to stop them.  I don't know if I could give up Diet Cokes and chips for 30 days.... but that's probably what I should do!

I haven't downloaded much fiction to my Kindle because I tend to read nonfiction.  The free books I have downloaded are mostly the following:  Gardening, Cookbooks, Diet and Exercise, how to do crafts such as knitting and crocheting, etc., a few Children's books, Homemaking, Decluttering, Organization, Financial, Christian Devotional, and lots of Time Management ones.

One of my free e-books is actually about how to find free Kindle E-books.  There are lots of ways to either find them yourself on Amazon or go to websites that list them.  I have found the easiest way is to go to  (Thank you Little PenPen for this info!) The only fiction listed here is Christian Fiction, so if you are interested in other types of fiction, you won't find it there.  But, there is an abundance of nonfiction listed every day.

I try to visit this website daily.  Most days I will download 1 or 2.  Some days I will not see any that I'm interested in.  But beware!  If you wait more than one day, the price will have gone up.  Always check to make sure its says "ZERO' for the purchase price before ordering.  The prices change without warning.


Auntie M said...

Whew!! I did not know about all the free books. Thank you. I do enjoy my Kindle Fire. I took it to the Y for my exercise routine on Friday. It was good while I was on the NuStep machine - which allows one to work on all major muscular/skeletal areas.

Pen Pen said...

I love I'll bet you and I are reading a lot of the same books, because I don't read too much fiction either. Did you happen to download "The Gospel in Ten Words?" I have really enjoyed that one.

Rhonda said...

We are kindle fans too. We have had the original ones since they came out and have 1000s of free books on them. Then I also got a kindle fire later that I sue like a tablet.

Right now I am reading a Fannie Flagg rebook that I checked out from the library and it was just as easy to do as getting the free ones.

TN Quiltbug said...

Thank you SO much for sharing about ereadergirl!!!! I have found several books to download already, and others that I wish I had not missed the "free" price on! But there will be others. :) I have an iPad I use, with the Kindle app on it--LOVE it!!!!

Susan said...

I love my (regular e-reader) Kindle! I'm like you and usually only download free books. I check e-reader girl, but I also check Inspired Reads, The Prudent Reader, and What's in My Bookbag. Those might have some books your readers would be interested in too. Happy reading!