Wednesday, April 13, 2011

FreE-book alert!: 13 Little Blue Envelopes

Once upon a time, I thought "self, you will never enjoy reading anything on a kindle."  But then I tried it, and it wasn't so bad.  I didn't like it enough to own one, but hey, I learned my lesson in absolutes.  Never say never!  But when I got my schmancy new phone and noticed there was a Kindle for Droid app, I clearly forgot all about the lesson.  "Self," said I, "fat chance you'll ever read a book on this big-screen TV for Barbies."

But, but!  Then, thanks to the magic of the internets, I learned that Maureen Johnson had a present for me.  For you too, if you are cool enough to want to get in on this!  As a promo for her new book/sequel, The Last Little Blue Envelope, dropping April 26th, she's done something rather awesome.  Her earlier book, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, has been made available for free download from Amazon from April 12th to April 25th, when it will magically disappear to wherever e-Books disappear off to.  I pre-ordered mine, but I think that you can still get in on the action by going through the link she provides on her blog.

Thusly, I am doing what I said I would never do: reading a book on my phone.  I'm three chapters in, and my only complaint?  My battery got too low (from reading it) to read it on the way home.  Considering I thought it would be a pretty lousy experience to read a book one paragraph at a time, consistently having to flick my finger oh-so-delicately across the screen, I've been a little surprised. So far, so good.   So good that I might have missed my bus stop yesterday...

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