Digital Book Haul… Oh, the SAVINGS!

December 5, 2013 Blogging, E-Readers 50

Greetings Bookworms!

If you’re following me on Facebook (and if you aren’t, why not?!?!) you probably noticed that I have been freaking out over the Kindle deals this week on Amazon. Between Cyber Monday sales and Daily Deals, I’ve purchased SO MANY books this week! I think they deserve their own post, don’t you?

digital book haul

1. Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault: Cost= $1.99. Regular Price = $3.03. Savings = $1.04. I have heard so many amazing things about Mary Renault and her stellar historical fiction, but I’ve never read any of it. That’s all about to change!

2. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron: Cost= $2.99. Regular Price = $9.99. Savings = $7.00. Everybody knows the classic Meryl Streep movie… Even if they haven’t actually SEEN it (guilty as charged.) I don’t like the fact that big titles are floating around out there that I haven’t read yet.

3. Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls by Alissa Nutting: Cost = $1.99. Regular Price = $7.69. Savings = $5.70. Andi at Estella’s Revenge inspired me to tackle a confrontational read. For that price? I won’t feel badly if I have to DNF!

4. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty: Cost = $7.99. Regular Price = $7.99. Savings = $0. Yeah, this one wasn’t on sale, but I got SO EXCITED when I read about Leah at Books Speak Volumes and her Jazz Age January event that I couldn’t resist!

jazzage5. North and South by John Jakes: Cost = $2.99. Regular Price = $7.69. Savings = $4.70. My friend Lauren from Filing Jointly…Finally has been telling me to read this trilogy of epic Civil War Novels since forever. Clearly I had to purchase the entire trilogy…

6. Love and War by John Jakes: Cost = $2.99. Regular Price= $8.54. Savings = $5.55. When I told Lauren I had purchased this series of books, her response was classic Lauren…

7. Heaven and Hell by John Jakes: Cost = $2.99. Regular Price= $8.54. Savings = $5.55. “Oh, you’ll like it. If you know what’s good for you.” Gotta love friends who don’t bother to veil their threats :).

8. Flight: A Novel by Sherman Alexie: Cost = $2.99. Regular Price = $9.99. Savings = $7.00. I haven’t read any Sherman Alexie, but if someone’s work manages to get itself banned, it’s usually worth reading.

Christmas Katoo

9 & 10. Exodous & QB VIII by Leon Uris: Cost = $3.99. Regular Price = $10.56. Savings = $6.57.  That’s right, guys. TWO books for the price of ONE heavily discounted book. My Mother in Law recommended Leon Uris to me. I figured it was worth a shot.

11. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt: Cost = $2.99. Regular Price = $7.99. Savings = $5.00. The book blogosphere has been BUZZING with praise for this chunkster of a novel. I hate being out of the loop!

12. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent: Cost = $2.99. Regular Price = $10.91. Savings = $7.92. This book is all over best-of-the-year lists. Plus, how often do you run across books set in Iceland? Not often enough, obviously. My only associations with Iceland are that impossible-to-pronounce volcano and Bjork.

bjorkLet’s recap, shall we? That’s a grand total of 12 books for the bargain price of $36.89. That’s an average of $3.07 per book. Total savings = $56.03. Merry Christmas to ME! 

Anybody else out there get some stellar deals Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping? Now’s your opportunity to brag! Spill it! 

P.S. If you choose to purchase any books using the links on this site, I won’t see one red cent. Yeah, I bought my books on Amazon for my Kindle which I adore, but Illinois and Amazon just can’t seem to get along, so I can’t be an Amazon affiliate. Two states in the union with this restriction and I live in one of them. Grrrr, Illinois, play nice!

50 Responses to “Digital Book Haul… Oh, the SAVINGS!”

  1. Quirky Chrissy

    $200 worth of Pfaltzgraff? $50.
    $150 worth of Pyrex? $50
    A sweet haul of hand soap from Bath and Body Works for less than $20
    $10 free gift card just for standing in line at my mall
    $10 free gift card just for standing in line at Sports Authority
    Free bag full of stuff from Victoria’s Secret
    and a bunch of other stuff.
    I win.

  2. Jennine G.

    Awesome! I still struggle with e-reading. I mainly read nonfiction from it or books I get for free (I have a “connection”) and wouldn’t buy physical copies of anyway. But all of your guys’ talk about getting Goldfinch persuaded me to buy it last night…in physical hardback! Lol, I couldn’t help it. I like the look of big books! Haha, but thanks to educators’ discount I did get 20% off.

    Can’t wait to see what you think of Burial Rites! Glad you got that one.

  3. Darlene

    Hey! I missed the Goldfinch deal. Is it still available??

    Also, I got that kind of deal on Sophie’s Choice a couple of years ago and haven’t read it yet. If you did… say… a Read Along with that one sometime, I would totally jump in.:)

  4. Megan M.

    Dude, you’re going to read Sophie’s Choice? O_o No way do I ever want to imagine myself in that situation. But congrats on the savings! I usually miss out on all these deals because I’m broke again about 2.5 seconds after getting paid. One day, Amazon, I will pillage your wares on Cyber Monday just as it has always been writ in the stars!

  5. Mikels Skele

    I’ll be very interested in your opinion on Leon Uris. Exodus is one of those books that had me enthralled in high school, and it turned out I shouldn’t have revisited it years later. Kind of like Michener.

  6. Joules (from Pocketful of Joules)

    Got a kickbutt deal on Thanksgiving morning – the Toys R Us website put the kiddie tool bench set I’ve been drooling over (for my kid…right.) on sale from $130 to $69. Heck yeah! On Black Friday we stopped by Old Navy for some kids clothes/adorable kiddie hiking boots and got 50% off everything. =)

    I stalk the Amazon free books section and always grab up anything that looks half-decent. I’ve actually ended up with quite a few winners that way!

  7. kristinshafel

    Nice! I have paper copies of Burial Rites and Sophie’s Choice (both unread, as of now), and I also snapped up that ebook sale of The Goldfinch. What an irresistible deal! Happy reading 🙂

  8. Ashley F

    Oooo love the John Jakes books. They’re awesome.

    I haven’t read Sophie’s Choice. I saw the movie and that was gut wrenching enough. Another good WW2/Concentration Camp type novel is The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne. And yes, that movie was gut wrenching as well.

  9. Bonnie @ For the Love of Words

    Burial Rites was pretty fabulous and I’ve been dying to read Goldfinch but HOLY CRAP it’s huge. And I just checked and it’s actually $1.79 now which is amazing. Someday. Need to try out Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls as I was pretty impressed with her other novel Tampa. Thanks for the heads up on these deals! 🙂

  10. TJ

    Oh, I have been itching all week to buy all these wonderful books. So far, I stayed strong and only bought The Burial Rites earlier this week. But after reading the comments, I just had to get The Goldfinch as well. How can you resist at that price? I will ignore the little voice that keeps asking me when I think I will find time to read all of these books.

  11. Rebecca @ Love at First Book

    Oh good!!! Ever since you said “10 books for $31” I was DYING to know what they were!

    I ended up with The Goldfinch & Burial Rites for $2.99 each! I saved over $27 just on The Goldfinch and I forgot to look at my Burial Rites savings.

  12. Melinda

    Enjoy your reading Katie. You definitely SCORED!! I however, even if I can score, will have to stay away from book sales 🙁

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