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Deals of the Moment- August 2016 (Part 3)


Every month amazon has a set of kindle monthly deals. Whenever there are deals of interest I post on here. Links are associate links but money goes back into the blog.

So I’m going to briefly talk about the books I’ve read which are on offer, and those that I have bought myself. Why I liked them/bought them, and what they are about. End links are to the amazon page, any other links are to my reviews.

I have 28 tabs of deals open this month so I’m breaking this post into three parts; this part (part 3) is books I’m interested in. Part 1 was books I’ve already read, and, part two was books I own/can borrow but haven’t read yet,

Please note prices are correct at time of publishing and may be subject to change.


A Year of Marvellous Ways- Sarah Winman

I’m mainly interested in this because I enjoyed ‘When God Was a Rabbit‘ (it was one of my first ARCs too).  It’s about an old woman and a solider.

You can buy it…here (only £0.99)


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas- Hunter S. Thompson

I partly want to read this because it’s a modern day classic, and partly because it’s on the Rory List. It’s about drugs and the collapse of the American Dream.

You can buy it,,,here (only £1.99)


Emma- Alexander McCall Smith

I enjoyed the original Jane Austen Emma, and I like Alexander McCall Smith’s writing so I would be interested to see his take on the classic

You can buy it…here (only £1.99)



All the Light We Cannot See- Anthony Doerr

I’ve heard really good things about this World War novel, and I love world war novels, I’m not sure how I haven’t acquired this one yet.

Buy it…here (only £1.99)

 


Orange is the New Black- Piper Kerman

I guess just because I am addicted to the show but raced through the latest series. About a woman in a woman’s prison. Probably the one on this list I’m ;east likely to buy.

Buy it…here (only £1.99) Buy the others in the series, Charlotte Grey, and Birdsong, for £4.99 each.


 

 

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Emma- Jane Austen


This book was read as part of The Rory List

Synopsis (adapted from amazon)

Beautiful, rich, self-assured and witty, Emma Woodhouse delights in match-making those around her, with no apparent care for her own romantic life. Taking young Harriet Smith under her wing, Emma sets her sights on finding a suitable match for her friend.

Review

Why is it I can’t find a none spoilerish synopsis of Emma?

Reportedly Austen said of Emma that she was a

‘heroine whom no one but myself will much like’

and I must admit at least when it comes to my own opinion of her that I must agree. I did not take to Emma the character at all. She was such a snob. And just generally judgemental, she decided who she liked at didn’t before she even met them, and then of course when she got to know them she could only find things to support that. (Highlight for spoiler) and she did not deserve Mr Knightly, who was probably my favourite character in the whole book, but maybe he was good for her.

Overall though I did enjoy Emma. I found it rather amusing, especially when Emma was just so clueless but convinced that she was right. It kind of feels mean to laugh at her but sometimes you rage at her, so you know it’s good to be able to laugh at her.

Incidentally I now realise why the film Clueless (which is based on Emma) is called Clueless.

3.5/5

Buy it (cheapest options listed):

Kindle (free)

Paperback (£1.99)

Hardback (£6.74)

Other Reviews:

Booketta’s Book Blog

Reflections of a Fine Book Connoisseur

Have I missed your review? Post me our link in comments and I will add it here

 

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