Friday, August 19, 2016

Five Favorite eBooks I've Read this Year (plus a giveaway)

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I've mentioned before on my blog how I love my Kindle Unlimited subscription.  The first month is free, and after that it's $10 a month.  I call it the Netflix of books.  While there aren't a ton of traditionally published books available on Kindle Unlimited, there are a lot of independent authors, and you can learn something about most anything that interests you.  I am constantly reading non-fiction books to learn something new about blogging, finances, saving money, social media, and more.

Here are a few of my favorite Kindle Unlimited books I've read in the last six months.  They are in no particular order.  While these are all available for Kindle Unlimited, they can also be purchased to keep in your library permanently.

The book Make a Killing with the Laws of Attraction, Awareness and Reciprocation: A Million Dollar Lottery Winner's Guide on How to Attract Money was a favorite because I like to enter contests.  This is the first law of attraction book I've ever seen where it specifically talks about contests and sweepstakes.  I love how it talked about being aware of all the opportunities around you and writing it down.  So many times law of attraction books don't mention to recognize the things you are attracting now.

Aggies' Inheritance series was a fun Christian fiction read, if not a little far fetched.  A college student becomes guardian of her late sister's eight children.  While I don't think these books (four of them) were realistic, I did enjoy them.  However by the 4th books I was ready for the series to be over.  It just seemed a little long.  I can see why many books are trilogies rather than more than three books.

Card Up My Sleeve: Adventures of a Credit Card Smith was a great book on how to make credit cards work for you.  I will say that I don't think everything that was mentioned in this book was ethical -- at least for me,  but I do think it has a different view of credit cards than many people have.  I see them as a tool and if you pay them off immediately you an earn some great rewards. So often I hear "Don't ever get a credit card", but if you are committed to paying it off, it can be a great resource and earn you rewards.

Very different than what I usually read, the The No Where Apocalypse takes place after a power grid failure and it's every person for himself or herself.  This is an end of the world fiction where small things can become great problems.  Currently there are only two books in the series, but I heard there will be another out later this year.

Twitter For Writers by Rayne Hall is yet a very unique book on this list.  It talked about how to use twitter to your advantage, and while it's for writers, I also think it would be applicable to bloggers and other who use twitter for business reasons.

I would be remiss if I did not mention the two books I have published on Kindle Unlimited.  My mother was a great writer and part of my inheritance was her huge number of books and short stories she had written.   I have published two of them so far in eBook form.

The first one, Prime Rate or Prime Rib is a short story about a woman who works in a bank -- and hates it.  When she gets a letter from a girl she befriended at a children's cancer camp, the woman's life takes a turn in a most unexpected way.

Moses' Snow Farm was a short story my mother wrote when I was about eight years old.  I updated it for the 21st century.  It's about a man who retires from a big city, and settles on the idea to live out his years growing snow on his newly purchased farm.  It's a tall tale that I believe most kids ages 6-10 would enjoy.

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