8/26/10


My Meme in honor of my Nook e-reader. It will show what books I added to my e-book library in the past week. I hope that other users of e-readers will join me. This week I received an electronic coupon from Barnes & Noble for 50% off, so I went out to the website hoping to save some money. Unfortunately, the coupon excluded e-books but I already found a few bargains so here's what I got:

The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero
by Rick Riordan
After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own:
Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.
Now, in a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they’ll need the help of some familiar demigods. Amazon.com Product Description
A real bargain - free!

Bleak House
by Charles Dickens
Bleak House is a satirical look at the Byzantine legal system in London as it consumes the minds and talents of the greedy and nearly destroys the lives of innocents--a contemporary tale indeed. Dickens's tale takes us from the foggy dank streets of London and the maze of the Inns of Court to the peaceful countryside of England. Likewise, the characters run from murderous villains to virtuous girls, from a devoted lover to a "fallen woman," all of whom are affected by a legal suit in which there will, of course, be no winner.
The first-person narrative related by the orphan Esther is particularly sweet. Listeners must pay close attention in order to keep up with the multiple narratives and cast of curious characters, including the memorable Inspector Bucket and Mr. Guppy. Fortunately, the publisher provides a partial list of characters on the inside jacket. Amazon.com Product Description
I've heard a lot about this one but never read it, so when it was one of this weeks FREE classics, I grabbed it! Another bargain!

A Murderous Procession
by Ariana Franklin
Joanna, the youngest of King Henry's daughters, is on her way to marry William II, king of Sicily. The journey will be long and dangerous, so Henry sends the only doctor he trusts -- Adelia Aquilar, who is just as gifted with the living as she is with the dead. Usually, Adelia would be eager to visit her homeland, but Henry insists she leave her daughter in England as insurance she'll return. Adelia takes out her bitterness on Rowley, her former lover and Henry's most loyal man. Rowley is along for protection because a princess travelling with a fortune in jewels and gold is a tempting target, especially when among the treasures is the great sword Excalibur.
Henry has decided to give it to his future son-in-law and greatest ally -- to keep it from his ambitious sons. But the scheming of princes is nothing compared to a madman who seeks revenge because he blames Adelia for his lover's death... From the publisher
This was the book that I was really looking to get a bargain on, and I did because it was on sale $5 off. So three great bargains!
Did you nab any great books this week?

1 comment:

booksploring said...

I just started reading Bleak House...and so far, so good! There's actually a readalong happening over at The Zen Leaf and each week we're reading and posting about a couple of chapters...