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Deals of the Moment- May 2018


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.

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

There are so many books that are/look good this month and I’ve been busy and procrastinating, so it’s a bit late…but hey impulse buying is a thing right?


All the Light We Cannot See- Anthony Doerr

I read this a while ago but never reviewed it even though I enjoyed it. It’s a bit of a different war story and has been widely praised. It follows two characters; a clever German orphan who falls into working with the Nazis and a blind french girl who is fleeing from the occupation in Paris.

Buy it for just £2.99



Why Have Kids?- Jessica Valenti  

This one has been on my deals of the moment before, and I didn’t buy it. I’m mainly interested because the writer is one of the contributors to the amazing ‘Yes Means Yes’. The feminist in me is interested to read it, but I’m unsure of the actual subject matter.

You can buy it…here (only £0.99)



The Horologicon and The Elements of Eloquence– Mark Forsyth

I love the opportunity to rave about Forsyth’s entertaining and interesting books all about language. If you buy anything on this list it should be one of these.

Buy The Horologican (only £3.09) and The Elements of Eloquence (only £3.49)


Oddjobs 2: This Time it’s Personnel- Heide Goody and Iain Grant

I bought this to read on holiday because I loved the first in the series. Funny, and at times moving, definitely a good holiday book. Follows a government department who are trying to manage the end of the world.

You can buy it…here (only £0.99) (The first is only £2.99 so you may as well buy that too.)


The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas- John Boyne

 Another well received war book, this one about a concentration camp. Very moving but simple enough for children.

Buy it…here (only £2.99)



Room- Emma Donoghue

Very sad, and moving, and hopeful book about a woman who has been imprisoned by her captor since being a teenager, and their son.

Buy it…here (only £0.99)




Talking to my Daughter About the Economy- Yanis Varoufakis

I’ve looked at this one a few times, instore and online but am very much on the fence about whether to read it or not. I like the idea of an easy to understand book about economics, but I also worry it will just bore me.

Buy it…here (only £1.99)


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Deals of the Moment- October 2017


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.

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



The Elements of Eloquence and The Horologican- Mark Forsyth

I’m always one to champion Mark Forsyth’s books about language

‘The Elements of Eloquence’ is a bit different from ‘The Horologican’ or ‘The Etymologicon’ because it’s about using words rather than the meanings of words. It’s probably more

Buy ‘The Element’s of Eloquence’ for £3.49 

Buy ‘The Horologican’ for £3.09


Why Have Kids?- Jessica Valenti

I’m mainly interested in this one because Valenti was a major contributor of ‘Yes Means Yes‘, a book I think everyone should read.

This one isn’t feminist as such but about the challenges of being a parent, and the cultural expectations around it. It sounds like an interesting read, but if it was more expensive I probably wouldn’t go for it, as is, maybe it being 99p makes it worth a try.

You can buy it…here (only £0.99)


The Road- Cormac McCarthy

Well, it’s a classic isn’t it?

The story of a man and a boy traveling through ravaged America

You can buy it….here (only £1.19)


The Help- Kathryn Stockett

I really enjoyed this book about black people who work as ‘help’ for white families and their rights.

You can buy it…here (only £1.99)

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