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text 2014-12-18 00:40
US Amazon Ebook Sales I'm Looking At...
The Best American Crime Reporting 2009 - Jeffrey Toobin,Otto Penzler,Thomas H. Cook
Judgment Ridge - Dick Lehr,Mitchell Zuckoff
Birth of the Chess Queen - Marilyn Yalom
Scorpion Tongues New and Updated Edition: Gossip, Celebrity, And American Politics - Gail Collins
All the Best Rubbish: The Classic Ode to Collecting - Ivor Noël Hume
The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities: Exhibits, Oddities, Images, and Stories from Top Authors and Artists - Ann VanderMeer,Jeff VanderMeer,Minister Faust,Kelly Barnhill
A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare - James Shapiro
It's All Greek to Me: From Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, How Ancient Greece Has Shaped Our World - Charlotte Higgins
Madame Tussaud - Kate Berridge
A History Of The Wife - Marilyn Yalom

All of these are priced from 99 cents to 1.99. Or at this moment at least. No idea of the quality of some of these - they're here because I once read something somewhere that made them sound good. I'm still narrowing down which I'll pick myself. If something in here you've read is exceptionally great or absolutely awful, do chime in!

 

I figured I'd stuff as many of these into one entry and maybe some of you folk would be interested. Because as usual my I'm Interested In This list is always a mishmash of subjects - lots are things that caught my eye eons ago and are only now on sale. Also there were more books than this - this is just the amount I decided to share before I got tired - narrowed down from 58ish books. Some I dropped since they were more than 1.99, which I always feel is a great price for "oh I'll give it a try." Which is why I currently have so many unread ebooks. ...Which is my way of saying, fair warning, perhaps pay no attention to all this.

 

While I haven't made my mind up on everything I can tell you what I did buy immediately - the one on Madame Tussaud. Because it's one of two books on her I've wanted and the woman has always fascinated me.

 

I'm assuming all the book images above will give you links to Amazon (again US Amazon, check to see if there's price matching in your location) - here are the ones that wouldn't fit:

 

Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies: A Film Critic's Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made by Michael Adams

 

Talking to the Dead by Barbara Weisberg

 

The Man Time Forgot by Isaiah Wilner

 

Love and Madness by Martin Levy

 

Anne Frank by Francine Prose

 

Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution by Sara Marcus

 

The Lives of the Muses by Francine Prose

 

The Best American Crime Writing 2006 (Best American Crime Reporting)

 

Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

 

Reality Matters: 19 Writers Come Clean About the Shows We Can't Stop Watching by Anna David

 

The Fellowship by Roger Friedland (Author), Harold Zellman (Author)

[I'd forgotten this was on Frank Lloyd Wright and had to look it up because I thought it was about LOTR]

 

The Greedy Bastard Diary: Around the States in 80 Days by Eric Idle

 

The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester

 

Note, if you're going to make an impulse buy on Amazon sales, go for the ones marked 99 cents more quickly. Those sometimes go away in a matter of hours. The higher the price the longer you can dither while making up your mind.

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