Weekend Deals for Nook Readers

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Hi there. I hope you are having a great weekend. I thought I’d share some great deals under $5 today from B & N if you are a Nook owner. I am a little bias towards e-readers since I have a Nook myself, hence this post. I will try next time to widen my search but I got this great email today that I thought I’d share some of the better finds with you.  I hope you see some books you might enjoy. Of course, if you own a kindle you can always check if amazon lowered their prices. I find their prices, even during sales, are often very similar.

 

Nefertiti

This title has been on my TBR shelf for some time. This is a great Historical fiction author. She wrote Madame Tussaud which was excellent. The price for Nefertiti is $3.79.

Eloise

Cover look familiar? That’s because I did a review on this title. At $1.99, this is a title not to be missed.

Ajax Penumbra 1969

For fans of Sloan’s fantastic novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore comes a short ebook based on Mr. Penumbra himself. You better believe I am picking it up. It came out in 2012. How did I not know this?!? Price is $2.99.

The Good Luck of Right Now

Another novel that has been on my TBR shelf for some time. I have been dying to read a book by this author. The price is $2.99.

Green Girl: A Novel

WANT. WANT. WANT! Couldn’t get it at BEA. I am meeting her next week, but to save money I may just buy the e-book. The price is $1.99. Don’t pass this up. It’s a modern day Bell Jar.

Bad Marie

Another book on my TBR list for a while. I think I am also meeting this author soon. But, again I have limited funds, so I may just buy the e-book now. The price is $1.99.

With 500 choices, in many different genres, you can imagine there are a bunch more. These are just the few I found particularly interesting.

Happy reading!

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For fans of Gillian Flynn: Eloise by Judy Finnigan Book review

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Eloise

By Judy Finnigan

Released September, 2013 by Redhook

Length: 384 pages

Genre: British contemporary mystery/ paranormal-ghosts

Rating: 3 and a half Stars

Acquired: via netgalley

A grieving best friend promises her friend’s ghost to save her kids from him

Set in Cromwell, with multiple references to Daphne du Maurier and her book Rebecca, both from Cromwell, comes a book about a woman who is haunted by the ghost of her newly dead best friend.  At forty-five, Eloise had succumbed to a five year battle with breast cancer. At the surface, it was cancer that took her life. But as her spirit remains, sneaking into Cathy’s dreams and pleading, mysteriously, with Cathy to not trust “him” and protect her girls, a mystery novel is born. Already fragile, having suffered from a clinical depression breakdown, Cathy isn’t the most reliable source when it comes to trying to convince those around her that there was something amiss in Eloise’s death and with Eloise’s husband, Ted.

Although Eloise’s ghost often haunts Cathy, I wouldn’t necessarily call this a ghost story. It is more of a mystery fueled by a spirit, if that makes sense. Nonetheless, Cathy is driven by what her best friend is telling her, alienating her from her husband and family. Part mystery novel, part novel on loss, Finnigan’s first novel is a success. I found myself drawn to Cathy; rooting for her when her psychiatrist husband shames her in front of her children, and everyone else; I could relate to her desperation and need to right a wrong, what wrong she doesn’t find out until the end. And, my the ending. I haven’t read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, but know of the twisty, holy hell ending. Let’s just say there was some of that here. I certainly didn’t expect some of what was discovered. Not even just secrets that were kept. It’s events, too.

I am normally not a fan of mysteries. I chose not to read Gone Girl and other similar books. I actually don’t remember what drew me to this book in the first place. I had it on my nook for a while. I picked up at page 30, where I left off two days ago, and promptly finished in one sitting. I’m glad I chose this novel. This wasn’t one of my regrettable choices. This is a solid contemporary mystery debut. The “paranormal” aspect isn’t so much paranormal and aliens are coming after you stuff. It is done in a nice, haunting way that is surprisingly relatable. The novel isn’t just about solving a mysterious case, it is a look at what happens when someone close to us dies; and, sometimes we never feel like they left, and if they did they left with unfinished business. I quite enjoyed this book as a whole. The plot was well-developed; you want to continue demystifying the mystery; Cathy is a great narrator; and the novel is multifaceted.  Well done Mrs. Finnigan on your first novel. I am impressed and look forward to reading another one of your novels.

I hope, my readers, that you will at least take a glance at this novel. It is more than what is at its surface. And, if you liked Gone Girl, I really think you’ll like Eloise.

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