Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Current Kindle Deals Wednesday: vol. 2

Welcome to the second volume of Current Kindle Deals Wednesday!

As many of you know, I love to read, I love Amazon, and I love the Kindle app (and my Kindle Paperwhite!). I also have reading kids, I'm an avid and prolific reader, myself. Thus, it seemed only natural that I would use those passions to help others. And so, I'm excited to announce that every Wednesday, for the foreseeable future, I will share with you a list of 9 handpicked, carefully procured great books, good books worth reading, and everything in between, here.  I will share Kindle deals, as well as a few good deals in the beautiful hard-bound book variety (meaning, those books that you just can't live without, and you would rather not read on a Kindle).  What they have in common is that they are all readily available to you via Amazon.

~A Mother's Rule of Life by Holly Pierlot {50% off if you buy it on Kindle}

I read this exactly one year ago, and it had a very good, encouraging impact on me!

Motherhood and homeschooling had overwhelmed her. The house was dirty, the laundry undone. Holly felt frustrated, discouraged, and alone. She couldn't find time to snuggle and have fun with her five children or to go out with her husband. Yes, she loved Philip and she did love God, but she had come to resent Philip's freedom and she almost never found time for prayer.
Today, everything's better.

~Catherine of Siena by Sigrid Undset 

This is one of my all-time-favorite books. I have read it at least twice. I love having it on my shelf: it is like a little comfort and burst of happy familiarity to see it there among the other books.

from the publisher:

Sigrid Undset’s Catherine of Siena is critically acclaimed as one of the best biographies of this well known, and amazing fourteenth-century saint. Known for her historical fiction, which won her the Nobel Prize for literature in 1928, Undset based this factual work on primary sources, her own experiences living in Italy, and her profound understanding of the human heart.

~Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton {Currently free on Kindle, and very cheap paperback}

I've read this three times. It is definitely one you should put on the shelf! ;) Chesterton is one of those authors who everyone loves to love and quote, but knowing his work backward and forward is rare. The Ethics of Elfland is one of my all-time favorite essays by a Catholic author, and you can find it here.

~Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan {Great deal for a used copy, but just buy it new, because you're going to want your own!;)} I have read this, and it is as funny as it is cracked up to be for sure. You will cry and laugh and wet your pants.

from the Publisher:

In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who’s best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children.

~The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris

I finally took the time to read this in its entirety last Fall. It feels good to say that, but it is very long. You should still read it though!  It actually is not a Catholic perspective, but I include it because it takes place at a Catholic monastery

~In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden (Worth having an IRL copy on your shelf)

Join the club!  I feel like everyone in the blogosphere was reading this last year! ;)  This book looks into the lives of a group of nuns at a Convent. Godden opens up a world to us, and it is sometimes stilting and sometimes surprising. She is a really interesting writer, and if you're looking to get a taste of her writing, this might be a good place to start! (Although it is rather long- you should know that, dear reader!)  The ending shocked me though, FYI, so be on guard for the unexpected! ;)

~The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis (.99 on Kindle)

This has been a longtime favorite, and it was a favorite of my Dad's mom. I have read it and reread it. Keep it somewhere nearby.

~A Little Book About Confession For Children by Kendra Tierney (Great deal for a used copy)

I read this a few years ago when it came out, then read it again when my daughter Molly experienced her first Confession and first Communion! I think it will have a positive impact on you and your children! ;)

~The Little Oratory: A Beginner's Guide to Praying in the Home by Leila Lawler (Worth having a hard copy on your shelf)

I was thrilled when this was announced. I bought it upon publication, and absolutely loved it.  I encourage you to get a copy of the hardbound book.;)  You will not regret owning it, as it has beautiful art that can be torn out (perforated pages for the win!) If you are Catholic, and especially if you long to make prayer a bigger priority in each day of your life, this book is the one for you! ;)

If you're wondering why I'm doing this for no pay, read my explanation here.

Happy reading, friends! ;)



Iris Hanlin said...

One of these days I need to get myself a kindle. My roommate has one and is wild about it, but I've never gotten around to trying it out.

The Starving Inspired

Tacy said...

Yeah! I know! I juuuuust got a Kindle back in March. My husband Stephen gave me one for my birthday. I had been reading on my iPhone using the Kindle app, and let me tell you: I have seen the light! I love it! The best part is being able to buy Kindle books on Amazon and begin reading on my Kindle right away. Strike while the iron is hot, and you will probably read a book more quickly.