Well, it’s finally Friday and I figured it was time for another rambling blog post where I have no set agenda before I start banging away on the keyboard. Please make sure you read it all as, who knows, you might find a few “somethings” available for free somewhere in the post!
I don’t know about you, but it seemed as if this week had a drag to it…I’m glad the weekend is coming up, which will be my first full weekend at home vs. the road in about a month!
Kindle Keyboard Giveaway
There’s only one more day to go before time is up on the Kindle Keyboard with 3G giveaway! In addition to the Kindle Keyboard, I am also giving away 25 super-nifty coffee mugs with the blog’s logo which are soon bound to be collector’s items and sent up the bidding charts on that large online auction site headquartered in California (that alone should make you want to enter).
Contrary to rumor and popular belief, you do not need to be a member of either Facebook or Twitter in order to enter:
- If you are a Facebook member, you can click the link for one chance in the giveaway.
- If you are a Twitter member, you can click the link for one chance in the giveaway.
- If you use your email address and refer ten friends to the giveaway, you get up to ten additional chances in the giveaway.
If you did the math like I did in my head, that’s a total of 12 chances and 83% of those chances don’t require Facebook or Twitter.
Some people have reported the giveaway widget times out while using your Kindle Fire (I do find that ironic). If you’re having problems, how about trying it out on an old-fashioned computer? Tell your friends about it for additional chances to enter!
Haven’t entered, or want to enter with more email chances? You can click here or type in http://smarturl.it/043g into your web browser. It’s easy, it’s free, and I am certain your friends and family would like an opportunity to win, also!
Free Book Links
I’ve updated the page on the blog’s website for various free Kindle book links. While the list is not all-encompassing (I am saving some material for later posts!), there should be enough there to keep you busy and entertained for a while.
The Life List is a romance by Chrissy Anderson that is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and it has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 88 customer reviews. You can check it out if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/lm19hg into your web browser. I received a note from the author saying today is the last day for it to be free.
Now through May 5th, Amazon is running a special saving up to 87% off on 100 Kindle books in the Religion & Spirituality category. Looking over the list of offerings, it’s quite diverse from Christian fiction to Zen wisdom, and the books are priced at $3.99 or less (most of them less). If you would like to peruse them, you can click here or type in http://smarturl.it/0413religion into your web browser.
Over the years, I’ve posted various tips to the blog in an effort to help you (and me) maximize the use of your Kindle. Many times, I am asked something along the lines of “could you send me the link to…?”
If you would like to check out the tips I’ve posted to the blog over the years, you can click here or type in http://www.fkbooksandtips.com/tag/kindle-tip into your web browser. If you do go to this page, it will show the title and a summary of the last five posts in that category. You can click on the post’s title to see the entire thing or, if you want to see more than the last five on the page scroll down to the bottom and click the “Previous” icon at the bottom and to the left of the last post on each page.
Each month, Amazon discounts 100 best-selling and / or highly-rated Kindle books for $3.99 or less in a variety of genres or lists like Oprah’s Book Club. You can check out the Kindle 100 for April if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/100books into your web browser.
Darcy’s Decision is a historical fiction novel by Maria Grace that is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and it has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 33 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this will be free through tomorrow, and you can check it out and pick up your free copy if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/xohhol into your web browser.
Baseball? What does baseball have to do with a Kindle? Absolutely nothing, but I do love baseball! As a Texas Ranger fan living in the home of the minor league Astros, it’s tough to really watch games these days. It’s even tougher with the new crop of players, with Michael Young now doing well in Philadelphia, Napoli swinging for the fences with each at-bat in Boston, and Hamilton whiffing away in LA (it makes me smile knowing LA is paying so much for ex-Rangers who aren’t performing right now in the American League West race).
I realize there is a small percentage of people out there who aren’t Ranger fans, and that’s ok. There is a company who has a free app for just about every major league team – plus other major sports – in the Amazon App store. You can check them out and download your favorite team(s) app if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/sportapps into your web browser.
That’s all I had for now – I hope everyone has a great weekend!