Saturday, 1 January 2011

Stuck on you: short stories from Jeffrey Archer

TO START WITH THE FIRST DAY OF 2011, I purchased the latest kindle edition of Jeffrey Archer's Stuck On you - a collection of short stories from Just click the photo at the left to find out more.

Honestly, I love Archer's style of writing like his novels: Kane and Abel, Sons of Fortune, and the Prodigal Daughter; to his short stories collections: A Quiver Full of Arrows, Cat O'Nine Tales, and Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less.

Surprisingly, this kindle edition is not expensive compare to his previous books. Im not sure if this is only an introductory price and maybe later on it will be increased. At the moment, the price from is $1.56 while in (British site) is 0.99 sterling pound (99 pence).

I have also noticed that every day Amazon. com offers free ebook copies in a limited period of time (few hours, or days) and some of them are very good read, and most of the time, Im not lucky to catch these freebies. I tried to browse thousands of books listed under freebies top selection and majority of them are the classical ones and very easy to download thru my laptop.

Just beware that there are existing sites (personal blogs or commercial sites) advertising freebies or providing links to Amazon website for free ebooks download BUT THE TRUTH is that these ebooks ARE NOT FREE AT ALL. It seems that the database is outdated of ebooks that were previously posted as free during the past months. I dont know but I feel that these sites are not providing accurate information, eve though that it was cleared in the postings that it is not guaranteed for free download at the time of browsing. Do not be misguided by these advertising tricks and verify it first or click each ebook individually to confirm its current price.
In my case, I make sure with my best ability that the ones I shared here in my blog is valid and I personally confirmed that the book is downloadable at the time of posting, REGARDLESS OF YOUR LOCATION ( or will provide an alert message if this is restricted to other regions, outside US). If there are changes, then I have to do necessary updates for that particular post.

ANYWAY, IF YOU ARE a fan of Jeffrey Archer, his latest short stories is a best grab to start your 2011 - the Year of the Rabbit, and please expect my book review very soon!

UPDATES: For UK Kindle users, is offering some good ebooks for less than one sterling pound. Check it out HERE. Again, this is as of January 01, 2011.

Friday, 31 December 2010

Life of Pi... available for free download

AS OF POSTING DATED 12.31.2010 - 22:27 (UK time), the novel entitled, Life of Pi is available for free download from (US). Grab a copy now, otherwise it will be returned to its original price. Unfortunately, it is only available for Kindle or PC registered in the website. Click the photo to find out more!

Book Description: "One boy, one boat, one tiger . . . After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan – and a 450-pound Royal Bengal ..."

Another freebie is a collection of Fairy Tales stories by Hamilton Wright Mabie. This ebook includes the following short stories: One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes;The Magic Mirror; Hansel and Grethel; The Story of Aladdin; The White Cat; The Second Voyage of Sinba; The Golden Goose; The Twelve Brothers; Tom Thumb; Cinderella;Puss in Boots; Blue Beard; Sleeping Beauty; Jack and the Beanstalk; Little Red Riding Hood; Jack the Giant Killer; The Three Bears; The Princess On The Pea; The Ugly Duckling; and Beauty and the Beast. Click the photo to download.

UPDATES (1.3.2011): Unfortunately, Life of Pi by Yann Martel is NOT FREE anymore as of posting and it is now tagged at $5.75 at and 3.73 sterling pound at

Flash Updates: Reading Kindle eBooks makes easy

HAPPY NEW YEAR! This is the last day of 2010 and I am quite excited to start with the new year with a big bang especially with my passion for books. With the fast-pace of technology in communication, we can now have easy access to free ebooks, and recently just recently announced the lending/borrowing/sharing functionality for Kindle users. This means that selected ebooks can be borrowed from other users in a certain period of time (14 days at the moment). Unfortunately, it is quite different to verify what books are available for loans, unless you catch up with the Amazon Kindle facebook account for updates.

As my personal contribution to this "amazonian kindling" era, I will post (on a regular basis) the latest ebooks, including links of websites that provided affordable copies or maybe at its best price: FREE! There are existing sites that maintain database of free ebooks, especially the classic ones. Once in a while, Amazon US is also offering free of charge copies in a limited period of time. The Amazon UK is currently offering 1-pound for a selection of ebooks until 06 January 2011.

This week, I already downloaded a handful of copies in my white kindle3G with back-up in my laptop. Even if you dont have Kindle or ereader device, you can still read these books using your computer/laptop/netbook. The application can be downloaded from Amazon website or click the photo above. Later on, when you finally got your ereader gadget, it is easy to transfer the files from the computer.

With the start of new year, you maybe interested to check some of my ebook selection, available for download through your PC or directly to your Kindle or any any ereader device. Enjoy and share the fun in reading!

NOTE: Some of the interesting sites offering freebies are shown below. You can be a member of these sites as well for managing your bookshelves (from wish list to purchased ones).

1. Manybooks. The site is also advertised in Amazon which contains thousands of ebooks. If you are interested with classical novels, then this is for you. For example, I did find stories written in Tagalog or Filipino or novels written by Filipino authors/writers.

2. Smashwords. Very simple site but quite beneficial for people who want to start their careers in publication. The site allows members to upload their stories for free or market it for a minimal cost. It also allows members to download the files in various formats and shared it various socialnetworking sites such facebooks, twitter, etc.

3. Feedbooks. It is similar to Smashwords but it has a link that list down the popular ebooks every week. It has limited options for downloading formats and for sharing.

Reminder: The featured ebooks above are free for downloading, however it does not guaranteed that it will be free from the time you have access to these books. You have to check it first before downloading them, otherwise you will be charged. Majority of the classics ones are free!

Sunday, 26 December 2010

The Princess and the Mythical Lump

THIS IS HILARIOUS, FUNNY AND WITTY story of a Princess who is a fan of the Frog Prince's fairy tale. It is highly-recommended for young (at least 17) and old (up to 99), with a slice of Frog Prince's story and a twist at the end.

I dont want to spoil it, so I rather discover it by yourself and find out why I was laughing from beginning to end. I encourage you to share it with your friends. Happy new year everyone!

The Princess and the Penis should be in our ebook reader's top collection list!

To get a copy, please click the photo or the title of my post and you will be directed to the original site where the book is featured.

UPDATES (12.28.2010). I could not help myself not to download the second short story of RJ Silver entitled, The Ballerina, The Gymnast, and the Yoga Master. This is the love story of Vincent while he was narrating his adventures to a writer, Anna whom he met at the park; consequently he found the true essence of "love and relationship" at the end. This is about the "change" that these two things will bring to our lives - either for good or bad. Sadly, we can not control these changes, but we have the choice and the best way is to embrace these new things happening in our surroundings and bring the relationship in a better perspective.

FINALLY, WE DO NOT need to dwell in the past relationship, we have to move on and embrace the things that the future will bring in our life. Again, a happy ending for Vincent and Anna with a little bit of an unusual twist to embark in a new relationship!

Visit RJ Silver's website for more updates and his upcoming stories. Please note that you only need an hour or less to read each story. The first book has 9 chapters while the second book has 6 chapters and these stories have been published online for free in December and October 2010, respectively.