Monday, July 23, 2012

Baseball Book on Sale

     I Saw a great little baseball book on sale at the Kindle Store today. The 3,000 Hit Club. It is basically 28 mini biographies, one for each member of the 3,000 hit club. At the low price of just a 1.57 it is well worth picking up.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Get $2 in MP3's for Free

Click thru to any MP3 page at Amazon (including today's free song, Lucky That Way by Joe Walsh), click the link next to the blue $ sign, underneath the Buy buttons, that reads "Redeem a gift card or promotion code & view balance", enter promo code MP3S4ALL and you'll get a $2 MP3 credit (must be redeemed by 11:59 p.m. PST on June 15, 2012).

Wondering what to spend it on? There are a number of
$2.99 albums (which is nice; I already had a $1 credit, so I could pick any of them up for free), this month's $5 albums (including a 2-hour long Bob Marley compilation) or you could use it to pick up two of the 99 cent singles on the bestseller lists.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Saw a great app everyone with a smart phone or tablet should have who likes to get outdoors: Audubon Birds: A field Guide to North American Birds helping you identify those cool little flying guys you see on your hikes. Well worth the time it takes to download.


Friday, March 30, 2012

Get $2 in MP3's for Free

Amazon is giving everyone (with a US billing address) a $2 MP3 Credit that can be used between now and midnight (PST) April 1, with no strings attached. Click here, then click the yellow Enter Your Code button, enter the code HITUMBLR, and click the "Apply" button. You'll get a green confirmation message if all goes well and can then go shopping in the MP3 store.

In any case, that's two free singles (they are generally 99 cents) or half-price album of the day (they are almost always $3.99; today's is A Different Kind Of Fix by Bombay Bicycle Club).

If you have any other credit already in your account (such as the $2 Student credit, which requires a code that you received in email -- if you are a part of Amazon Student, you definitely should search your email for this one, which expires April 2), then you can combine them for higher priced items. If you were considering purchasing one of the Hunger Games physical books (maybe as a gift?), you can get another $2 credit to use on one of the Hunger Games Movie Soundtracks, which would drop them to the fairly reasonable range.

A few other ideas:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Free MP3 Album

     I could not resist telling you about this free album Craig Taubman's Passover Songs For Red Sea Pedestrians a musical guide to the most important Jewish Holiday of the year. Even better for us failed Jews it is mostly in English so we can understand it. Download and enjoy at no cost to you.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Free Books Worth Reading

     I broke down and got a real job. So I have not been paying attention the way I should here at my blog, but now that I am getting comfortable at work I will try to make sure I post at least twice a week and keep somewhat updated on my free book list. Four new books today starting with a book that would be well worth reading for 4.99 or more. A well written historical novel with some sidelights into the paranormal The Silence of Trees is well written and takes you to Siberia during WWII, which for most Americans is a place we know little about. Good stuff. Next is an obvious mistake by the publisher, Moscow Sting is a modern cold war spy novel that stands by itself but ruins the first book Red To Black, which is at the price the second book will be at in a couple of days. Third is a cool twist on the paranormal genre, Coexist (Keegan's Chronicles #1) looks at the life a young elf trying to exist side by side with humans without them knowing. Finally a little non-fiction to warm your mind. Most of the time you hear about the Bombers of WWII you here about the European Theatre but in the new book from Gordon Bennett Robinson Jr. brings his side of the war to us in Bringing the Thunder: The Missions of a World War II B-29 Pilot in the Pacific (Stackpole Military History Series) an exiting and well written account of the Air Battles over Japan that helped decide the war. Good stuff for reading all around.


Monday, February 20, 2012

Free Android App of the Day

     I know we have gotten spoiled by having a calculator on our computer at all times. It turns out that pads and smart phones often don't have one. don't get caught without one, download one free today.