In case you haven’t already noticed, I’m not a big fan of spending money. (Quelle surprise) But in tangent to that I’m also a bit of an online shopaholic. Sometimes it’s difficult for me to balance the two. I’m also fairly certain that I’m not the only person who feels this way; at the moment I’ve not quite broken the bank. I’m still able to pay my rent and enjoy the things I like (books mostly) by using a few basic tricks to help avoid the purchase of expensive hardback books the second they come out. Aside from secondhand purchases, advanced reading copies and borrowing from friends or the library there is one other way in which I save my pennies: the e-book. I’ve ranted and raved about the merits of the Kindle before (most notably it’s convenience for travellers) but another major advantage is the reduced price of some big name books. I mean you have to pick and choose to find the good deals but they are out there. Thankfully, this time, I’ve done the searching for you (it’s tragic that I genuinely enjoy finding this stuff). Here are my favourite Kindle bargains for this week.
Did I tell you about this book already? Well, for £0.99 I can afford to tell you again. Caraval is a magical festival full of confusion and fabulousness and is the wicked brain child of Stephanie Garber. Caraval debuted just this year and tells the tale of Scarlett and Donnatella Dragna and their escape to Caraval and out of the clutches of their abusive father. You can find my full review here.
Kindle perk 5: Books that are out of copyright can be found for free! Little Women is just one such example and whilst the cover being sold on Amazon.co.uk is more aesthetic for just £0.75, you’re never going to see it. Kindle’s collection of free classics is one of my favourite things about it and if you have one it’s definitely a perk you should take advantage of.
I was surprised to find a Neil Gaiman book for £0.99. I used to think that the big names were always expensive enough that I’d have to pick and choose them. Thankfully on this, and a fair few other things, I was wrong. I’m 100% ready to get into Gaiman books now starting with this marvellous bargain and following on with my hard copy of The Ocean at The End of the Lane. Have you read any of his stuff? Let me know in the comments – I’d love some spoiler few reviews!
The trouble sometime is that the kind of books you really want to buy for the cover are just so much more affordable on Kindle. Take for instance, Angelfall at £0.99. I use a Kindle Paperwhite so I don’t get colour covers (I’m not sure any kindle does?) but when a book is relatively inexpensive I can calm down my inner aesthetic loving psychopath and just enjoy the words. My friend and fellow blogger over at J4rming uses a Standard Kindle E-reader which is more affordable again and has buttons rather than a touch screen which she much prefers.
Another cover favourite for #bookstagram lovers is Rebel of the Sands. I’ve not read this one yet but for £0.99 I’m definitely going to give it a go. It’s the first book in a trilogy so if I end up liking it i’ll be stuck in a new fandom for all eternity. Woohoo for living in book nooks!
That’s all for now! What are your favourite e-book bargains? or do you hate the e-reader on premise? Let me know your thoughts.
– Cat –