For your Kindle, here are some offers and deals (offers pointed out by Happy Reader Joyce) -
- When Darkness Falls: Part 3 by James Grippando. Price: $0. Genre: Crime, Thriller, Criminal Defense Attorney Protagonist. The first two books in the series are free too - we’d covered them earlier. If you don’t have them, just click on the author’s name and get them.
- Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #6: Sentinel by John Jackson Miller. Price: $0. Genre: Star Wars, Sith, Novella. Had mentioned this as a $1 offer a few days back. You can get a refund in case you bought it when it was $1 by contacting customer support (you can ask for a refund within 7 days of the purchase) – Inside the United States: 1-866-321-8851.
- Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower. Price: $2.39. Genre: Historical Fiction, the Borgias, Deceit and Betrayal. This is from the Discounted/Price Dropped Books thread at the official kindle forum, as are most of the remaining deals.
Bower brilliantly merges history with politics and convincing characters to draw readers into a lush and colorful tapestry of Renaissance life… This powerful piece of fiction ranks with some of the finest of the genre. 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick of the Month (RT Book Reviews )
- To Defy a King by Elizabeth Chadwick. Price: $2.39. Genre: Historical Fiction, Medieval Fiction, Tyrannical Kings and Large Families. Rated 4.5 stars on 6 reviews.
- The Gift of Thanks: The Roots and Rituals of Gratitude by Margaret Visser. Price: $1.55. Genre: Gratitude, Customs & Traditions, Cultural, Anthropology. What a fascinating idea for a book. I’m in the middle of a book by a certain Mr. Wattles and his hypothesis is that when you have gratitude for all the good things in your life then the positive thoughts in your mind attract even more good things. That somehow the Universe/God recognizes your gratitude and rewards you. Plus you’re happier if you focus on all the great things you already have.
Starred Review. Like a modern Ruth Benedict immersed in classical literature, Visser (Much Depends on Dinner) examines what it really means, in the course of human interaction, to be thankful. Her kindly book turns on itself in an exhaustive but continually engrossing fashion. Beginning with the assumption that [g]ratitude must be freely given; otherwise, it might be a polite show, but it is not gratitude, Visser asks many questions of cultures East and West and provides a plethora of answers.
A Gratitude Journal
It’s strange but I had an app called Gratitude Journal on my iPhone (still do) which saw some heavy use in October 2009 through January 2010. Those coincide with some of the best months for me personally and work wise. Perhaps it’s time to go back to using the Gratitude Journal.
You start off thinking there won’t be that many things, and before you know it it’s a long, long list. Well, if you count things like blueberries and triple chocolate protein wafers and poutine (the unhealthiest food ever, which would explain why it manages to make french fries taste even better).