Friday, February 25, 2011

Bargain e-books from Amazon 2/25/11

So after being gone most of the last two weeks, you would think I would be catching up on housework or email or balancing the checkbook. If you really thought that, you obviously don't know me very well!

None of that sounded like any fun, so I have been reading instead - while cuddled up with the 3 year-old that missed me. But, after 24 hours in my pajamas, I had to get away from Dora and figured I should share the bargains that I found on Amazon.

*Remember, if you don't have a Kindle, you can download the app by clicking through the banner on the bottom of the page and if you are new, there are still some freebies in previous posts to scroll through. Also, don't forget to double check the prices, as they change frequently and without notice. Lastly, if you appreciate my posts, please leave a comment and let me know you were here and share this page with your friends by using the "share the love" buttons below the post.

If you are here for the Military Friday, click here

And don't miss my contest (open through Monday) to win a copy of Lady in the Mist.

Now for the books:

Uncommon $4.79

Gifted Hands
Gifted Hands $2.99
(This is one of my mom's favorite books. She bought it for all of her kids and teenage grandkids last year for Christmas.)

Know Your Bible: All 66 Books Explained and Applied
Know Your Bible: All 66 Books Explained and Applied  $0.99

The Expanded Bible New Testament
The Expanded Bible New Testament $3.47

Having a Real Relationship with God
Having a Real Relationship with God  $0.89

Hostage $1.99

Daisy Chain: A Novel
Daisy Chain: A Novel $1.99

On a Whim
On a Whim $1.99

The Veritas Conflict
The Veritas Conflict $0.99

Countdown in Cairo
Countdown in Cairo $1.99

That's (Not Exactly) Amore: A Novel
That's (Not Exactly) Amore: A Novel $1.99

Serenity's Desire (The Serenity Inn)
Serenity's Desire (The Serenity Inn) $0.99

A Vote of Confidence
A Vote of Confidence $1.99

Intervention $1.99

Have a great weekend!



Military Friday 2/25/11

It has been a long week. I left with the 17 year-old on Friday to visit a college in Texas (yes, I am really that old...) and got back Wednesday evening. We had a good time and visited family as well. I know there won't be many alone times for the two of us with her leaving in a few short months, so I am thankful that we had this time together.

We did snag a day in downtown Dallas to visit The Sixth Floor Museum and walk around on the grassy knoll (I promise a post with pictures as soon as I recover) and, of course, for shopping. My feet will need a week to rest before I return to normal activities :)

I almost didn't post today, but I hate to miss out on the MilSpouse Friday Fill-In and Round Up. I always have such a great time getting to know the other MilSpouses out in Bloggyland. 

If you like to read (or just winning things!) and haven't had a chance to enter my latest book giveaway, there is still time. So far, there are only seven entries - so your odds are good :) 

If you are here for the free book posting, there haven't been any new ones lately. There are still quite a few freebies from my previous postings that you can check out and I promise a 'bargain' post soon. 

And now for the link ups... 

Wifey, over at Wife of a Sailor, posts questions every week for us to 'fill in the blank'. Come on over and join us, it is a lot of fun!

1) Aside from no deployments, what is one thing you would want to make the MilSpouse life “perfect”? submitted by Oh How Delightful 

Well, how about a housekeeper, a cook and a personal assistant? As a ‘single’ parent (thanks to deployment), I have no time to cook, clean, shop or even answer my email. I would love to have the time to spend with the kiddos and not worry about all the other crap stuff that needs to get done. 

2) Just how many peppers did Peter Piper pick? submitted by Married into Army

We can let my personal assistant figure that one out. (See above answer.) 
3) If you could have any career in the world with nothing holding you back, what would you do? submitted by It’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To

I would love to have my books published. Of course, that would require that they leave my head and make it to paper, which may never happen with my schedule. 

4) Do you have a service oriented tattoo and if so what is it. If you don’t what would you get? submitted by The Squid’s Accomplice

I hate needles, so I would never have a tattoo. Just the thought gives me nightmares. *shudder*

5) Imagine a block of time has opened up in your busy day for you to take a class in anything you like. What subject would you choose?  submitted by To The Nth

History, of course! I wish I had the time and money to audit courses for fun. I would also love to take a cooking class with the 17yo. She needs it desperately and it would be so much fun to do it together. Too bad that they don’t have anything like that in this one-horse town we live in. 

And for the Round Up...

This week is hosted by Consider the Lilies. Come over and link up!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. Come back soon for a giveaway to celebrate reaching 100 posts! Which is actually this post, but I haven't decided what to giveaway yet, any suggestions?


Friday, February 18, 2011

Military Friday 2/18/11 and a few free books...

I wanted to jump in and say hello and join in the Friday Fill-in and Round Up before I go MIA for another week.

I survived a trip to Denver for training and am now packing to head to Texas for five days to take the oldest to visit colleges. Man I feel old!

I had a great time with my 'sisters' from all over the world. There is really no way to explain it to someone who isn't a part of it. I only wish we could get together more often than twice a year. I love you girls :) 

If you are here for the Kindle freebies - there are a few free books that are new below and still some freebies from my last couple of posts here and here. (You can always like my facebook page to be notified as soon as I find them.) If you don't have a Kindle, you can download the free app for your iphone or PC by clicking on the banner at the bottom of the page. Also, please check to make sure they are free before downloading, as prices change frequently. 

Don't miss my current contest for a copy of Lady in the Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes here

And now for the MilSpouse Friday Fill-In! Come on over to "Wife of a Sailor" to join in.

1) What is your favorite MilSpouse blog (not including Wife of a Sailor who we all love, or your own)?
submitted by moi! 

My favorite (other than “Wife of a Sailor”!) is Witty Little Secret. She makes me laugh and I need that right now. Some days I swear we were separated at birth. It is good to know that we are not alone on this trip called MilSpouse life. 

2) What are your favorite perks about your s/o being deployed (we all know there are perks)? submitted by Ramblings of a Marine Wife 

Can’t really think of any, unless staying in my pjs all day counts. I almost jumped over the counter at the post office when the clerk started going on about all the benefits, like not having to pay federal tax. Yeah, like that is worth my husband being gone for 400 plus days and my 3yo asking if daddy is in heaven with God and Jesus. Deployments suck. 

3) How long did you date your husband before getting engaged? Married? submitted by Utterly Chaotic 

We dated about four months before he proposed and had been together almost a year when we got married. Yes, we were young and stupid. It is a miracle that we have been together 18 years

4) What do you think your husband would do if he wasn’t in the military? submitted by Adventures of M-Squared 

In real life (Soldier is National Guard), he is a telcom contractor. However, they let everyone go before he went on orders last April. So who knows what he will do when he gets home. 

5) If you could talk to the Secretary of Army what is one suggestion you would like to bring to their attention in order to improve the lives of military families?
submitted by My Life as His (Air Force) Wife 

I think these year + long deployments are bad news. For Soldiers and their families. I know they have their reasons, but it still sucks. It isn’t healthy for relationships or kids.

And finally, this week's MilSpouse Weekly Round Up is hosted by The Whole FamDamily. Come on over and link up! 

Have a great weekend!