It has been a little while since I’ve had a rambling blog post…one of those type of things where I really have no set agenda before I start banging away on the keyboard. If you would like to write to me, my email address is michael at fkbooksandtips dot com (I type it out that way in a small attempt to thwart the professional spammers).
Kindle Paperwhite Giveaway
The Kindle Paperwhite giveaway that ended on Monday was quite a success – over 20,000 entries! The lucky winner was Laura M. in Oklahoma, and her new Paperwhite should be arriving at her door before lunch time tomorrow!
If you didn’t win, don’t let it get you down – I have a good feeling there will be another giveaway or two in the near future…..so keep your eyes peeled to the blog and look for the notification!
The Kindle Daily Deal and Free App of the Day
I used to post the Kindle Daily Deal and Free App of the Day on a frequent basis, and many of you have emailed me asking me where it went – it didn’t go anywhere! Amazon still publishes the Kindle Daily Deal and Free App of the Day each and every day, it’s just become a little too cumbersome to post about it every day: many of the Kindle Daily Deals aren’t really deals anymore (to me, at least) because they are around $2.99 each vs. the 99 cents they all seemed to be at the inception of the program, and a lot of the free app of the day offerings seem to be a pretty basic shoot ‘em up game I wouldn’t play if it was free or not.
You can always check them out on your own, and I’d recommend you bookmark these locations:
- For the Kindle Daily Deal, click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.
- For the Free App of the Day, click here or type in http://smarturl.it/appdeal into your web browser.
Long-time readers of the blog know I love baseball, and I have been a lifelong fan of the Texas Rangers. I used to think living in Houston over the past 4-5 years was tough with the Astros sucking wind, but the Astros this year are even ahead of the Rangers. I should re-characterize it as it’s tough being a baseball fan in the entire state of Texas!
Did anyone else besides me think it was strange not having the All-Star game this year near July 4th? The week of July 4th was always good for watching the home run derby, cheering on the AL in the All-Star game, and seeing how many hot dogs the competitive eaters could eat during the 4th of July contest without reverse-eating into their hands.
That’s all I can think of this morning, so I will keep it short and sweet. I hope each of you have a great rest of the week and weekend!