Friday, December 17, 2010

Free Jane Austen e-books

Google's Doodle in honour of Jane Austen's birthday

It was Jane Austen's 235th birthday yesterday, Dec 16. How did you celebrate it? On my part, I went to the Amazon Kindle Store and downloaded 16 free e-books either by Jane Austen or inspired by her books. You can still download them for free today, Dec 17!

The amazing Sourcebooks has decided to provide these titles for free in conjunction with Jane's birthday. Here are the titles:

Special e-book editions of Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Mansfield Park.

Eliza’s Daughter by Joan Aiken
The Darcys & the Bingleys by Marsha Altman
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll
What Would Jane Austen Do? by Laurie Brown
The Pemberley Chronicles by Rebecca Ann Collins
The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview
Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange
Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One by Sharon Lathan
Lydia Bennet’s Story by Jane Odiwe
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy by Abigail Reynolds

There was some confusion yesterday (Dec 16) like the books still had prices on Amazon even though they were supposed to be free for a day, so I was hesitant about downloading them.

But it had been sorted out when I checked this morning. Go ahead and download them today wherever e-books are sold. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Please forgive me for this late announcement of the winners from my latest book giveaway, which was held in conjunction with my blog turning four! Anyway, here are the four winners:

Belle Découverte

Congratulations to the winners! I've sent an e-mail to each of you so please reply within three days. Also a big thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in my giveaway. It was definitely fun! :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sell your books online

As a book lover, I have the incurable habit of buying more books than I need. I love to read books and I love to buy them even more! In fact, like most of you guys, I have more books than I can read. This is why I need to be more disciplined and spend more time reading.

Buying lots of books also affects the question of space. I don’t live in a Harry Potter world where I can use magic to create extra space for the extra stuff. So what do I do? What do you do? Well, you could trade the books with friends, donate them to the library or sell them off.

From my experience, selling books online works quite well despite having to wait for somebody who wants to buy them. But I just came across this site called Sell Back Your Book and guess what? They buy used books! Forget about waiting for ages to sell off that extra heavy textbook because that website will buy it. They also buy hardbacks and paperbacks as long as the books are in good condition.

When they receive your books and have confirmed the contents, you’ll be paid via check or Paypal. They pay for the shipping of the books too!

With sites like this, I guess you won’t need to worry about selling off your books anymore.
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