Posts Tagged ‘book temptress’

4th August
2011
written by Steph
For those of you who have those new-fangled fancy devices known as ereaders, do I have some news for you: for the month of August, Harper Perennial is offering up 20 ebooks for the price of $20! And no, you don't have to buy all 20 in order to enjoy HP's generosity, individual titles can be purchased for just 99¢ apiece. What a steal! If this summer has seen you burning through your current home library, now just might be the time to stock up for the Fall and Winter like a good little ant. What got me particularly excited about this promotion is that most of the books on offer are ones that I've never even heard of before, but nothing grabs my attention like cheap books! Because as we all know, cheap does not necessarily mean crummy. Anyway, of the 20 books on offer, I've only heard of four of them, and not all that much about two of those options... more I just knew that they existed, since reading their titles wasn't a wholly novel experience (pun intended?). For those of you interested, the titles involved in this promotion are:
  • The Gospel of Anarchy by Justin Taylor
  • Celebrity Chekhov by Ben Greenman
  • Stretch by Neal Pollack
  • Everything is Going to be Great by Rachel Shukert
  • Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky
  • Diary of a Very Bad Year by Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager
  • Kapitoil by Teddy Wayne
  • It Could be Worse, You Could be Me by Ariel Leve
  • Who By Fire by Diana Spechler
  • Grab On To Me Tightly As If I Knew The Way by Bryan Charles
  • Down and Out on Murder Mile by Tony O'Neill
  • Everything is Wrong with Me by Jason Mulgrew
  • Postcards from a Dead Girl by Kirk Farber
  • A Common Pornography by Kevin Sampsell
  • 86'd by Dan Fante
  • Ugly Man by Dennis Cooper
  • I am Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
  • Town House by Tish Cohen
  • The Average American Male by Chad Kultgen
  • The Summer of Naked Swim Parties by Jessica Anya Blau
Isn't that a glorious selection? And it can be yours for just $20!!! Purchasing is easy, as this promotion is available through all your usual ebook purveyors. BUT, best of all, if you check out IndieBound, you can potentially purchase some new reading material through a local bookseller who sells Google ebooks and send a little love their way. What could be better? Actually this: if you're on the fence about plonking down your hard-earned dinero for all of these titles, HP is hosting a giveaway for a $20 giftcard, which if I'm not mistaken, would cover the cost of all of these books! Funny how these things work, no? If you're located in the U.S. and have a Facebook account, you can enter the sweepstakes here. And for those of you wondering, I'm not getting anything for writing this post. I just thought this deal was too good to keep quiet about and wanted to live up to my self-dubbed nickname of The Book Temptress. Hat tip to GalleyCat, where I first read this happy news. Tell me, which of the books on this list are most tempting to you? Personally, I have my eye on Bad Marie, Everything is Going to be Great, Grab Onto Me Tightly As If I Knew the Way, Postcards from a Dead Girl, and Town House. Of course, if I were lucky enough to win that giftcard (which, for some reason I'm not eligible to enter for... durrrrr), I would be a fool to turn down any of these titles.