Happy Saturday, everyone! Welcome to today's biweekly edition of Bookish Deals where I (Julia) try to scour the internet to find you guys an array of deals to fit in with any budget!
Tomorrow is my birthday and yesterday I went out to celebrate at the casino, and unfortunately I won nothing. :( So much for birthday beginners luck! So this holiday season if I want to buy any more books, I am going to need to do some heavy bargain shopping!
Anyway. There is one other thing I wanted to say. I don't know how much you all have been following the Department of Justice Agency pricing lawsuit. Dear Author has some great posts about it if you are interested in learning more. My point with bringing it up is that three of the big publishers settled with the DOJ and thus pricing of books is now not set by the publisher, but the retailer. Thus, Amazon may have deeper price cuts than Barnes and Noble or vice versa (though Amazon usually price matches competitors prices). Overall I think this is good for us, the buyers, but for these posts the prices may be different where you shop. I'll try and list both prices :)
Now onto the deals!!
Through a Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen - $2.99
AZ | BN
Karleen Koen's sweeping saga contains unforgettable characters consumed with passion: the extraordinarily beautiful fifteen-year-old noblewoman, Barbara Alderley; the man she adores, the wickedly handsome Roger MontGeoffry; her grandmother, the duchess, who rules the family with cunning and wit; and her mother, the ineffably cruel, self-centered and licentious Diana. Like no other work, Through a Glass Darkly is infused with intrigue, sweetened by romance and awash in the black ink of betrayal.
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein - $2.99
AZ | BN
Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.
Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn’t simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life’s ordeals.
On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny’s wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pull every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man.
A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life...as only a dog could tell it.
The last one is for my romance reading lovers. Johanna Lindsey, one of the romance authors I cut my teeth on back in the day, has a TON of her books on sale, ranging from $1.99 to $3.99. Smart Bitches has a list of the Mallory Novels and Dear Author has a list of some of the other random ones. I personally purchased the novels with Russian characters (one of my weaknesses): Once a Princess, You Belong to Me, and Secret Fire.