The English language is filled with familiar words that, when one thinks about them, are downright peculiar: cooties, doozies, and heepie-jeebies; finks and funks; mugwumps and muumuus; deep six and cloud nine. There’s only one pundit to solve these and other riddles of our spoken tongue: David Feildman.
Who Put the Butter in Butterfly? is a reference book you can’t afford to be without. So don’t beat around the bush , and don’t wait until the eleventh hour to until the jig is up. This is compulsive reading for anyone incurable curious about the idiosyncrasies fo the language. Buy this book for only 99 cents today.
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Melissa d’Arabian, host of Food Network’s Ten Dollar Dinners and season 5 winner of The Next Food Network Star, makes good on the $10 promise of dinner for four in her eagerly awaited debut cookbook. For home cooks who care about what they feed their families and want to stretch their dollars, Melissa is the best guide for putting delicious meals on the table.
Anyone can use this book—especially those who want to save money—and feel great about cooking sensibly for elevated, simple meals that are healthy family-pleasers. Buy it for Kindle for only $1.99 today.
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A manual for relating to the brain in a revolutionary new way, Super Brain shows you how to use your brain as a gateway for achieving health, happiness, and spiritual growth.
Super Brain explains how it can be, by combining cutting-edge research and spiritual insights, demolishing the five most widespread myths about the brain that limit your potential, and then showing you methods to:
-Use your brain instead of letting it use you
-Create the ideal lifestyle for a healthy brain
-Reduce the risks of aging
-Promote happiness and well-being through the mind-body connection
-Access the enlightened brain, the gateway to freedom and bliss
-Overcome the most common challenges, such as memory loss, depression, anxiety, and obesity
The brain is not just the greatest gift that Nature has given us. It’s the gateway to an unlimited future that you can begin to live today. Buy this book for only $1.99 today.
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Some people say scohn, while others say schown.
He says bath, while she says bahth.
You say potayto. I say potahto
-wait a second, no one says potahto. No one’s ever said potahto.
From reconstructing Shakespeare’s accent to the rise and fall of Received Pronunciation, actor Ben Crystal and his linguist father David travel the world in search of the stories of spoken English.
Everyone has an accent, though many of us think we don’t. We all have our likes and dislikes about the way other people speak, and everyone has something to say about ‘correct’ pronunciation. But how did all these accents come about, and why do people feel so strongly about them? Are regional accents dying out as English becomes a global language? And most importantly of all: what went wrong in Birmingham?
Witty, authoritative and jam-packed full of fascinating facts, You Say Potato is a celebration of the myriad ways in which the English language is spoken – and how our accents, in so many ways, speak louder than words. Buy this book for only $1.99 today.
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In this unflinchingly honest account of one couple’s struggles through prostate cancer, told from the wife’s point of view, Victoria Hallerman writes poignantly of the six-year journey that changed the landscape of her and her husband’s lives. She and Dean had been married 33 years when he got the news and underwent treatment that included radioactive seeds and hormone therapy, with severe and unexpected results.
Both a moving memoir and a supportive guidebook, How We Survived Prostate Cancer is a cautionary tale to make sure others don’t make the same mistakes that Hallerman and her husband made along the way. It addresses everything from redefining intimacy to a wife’s anger and loneliness in the face of her husband’s illness.
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Here is the riveting story of the English language, from its humble beginnings as a regional dialect to its current preeminence as the one global language, spoken by more than two billion people worldwide. In this groundbreaking book, Melvyn Bragg shows how English conquered the world. It is a magnificent adventure, full of jealousy, intrigue, and war—against a hoard of invaders, all armed with their own conquering languages, which bit by bit, the speakers of English absorbed and made their own.
The Adventure of English is an enthralling story not only of power, religion, and trade, but also of a people and how they changed the world. Buy it today for $1.99.
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The financial world is more complex than ever, and people are struggling to make sense of it all. If you’re like most people moving into the phase of life where protecting assets is paramount. Maybe you’re contemplating downsizing to a smaller home, but aren’t sure of the financial implications. Possibly, medical expenses have become a bigger drain than you expected and you need help assessing options. Perhaps you’ll shortly be eligible for social security but want to optimize when and how to take it.
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz and the Schwab team have been helping clients tackle their toughest money issues for decades. Through Carrie’s popular “Ask Carrie” columns, her leadership of the Charles Schwab Foundation, and her work across party lines through two White House administrations and with the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, she has become one of America’s most trusted sources for financial advice.
Here, Carrie will not only answer all the questions that keep you up at night, she’ll provide answers to many questions you haven’t considered but should. Buy this book today for only $1.99.
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Every culture has its own unique flavor profile woven into the fabric of its history and traditions.
Deep in the South, food is the focal point of our memories, the centerpiece of every occasion. What began as a humble means of nourishment has evolved into a cultural art form embraced throughout the country.
Born-and-bred Southern belle Devon O’Day reminisces her way through this rich collection of the region’s signature dishes—sweet potato casserole, cornbread, country ham, and gumbo.
From Sunday dinner to Christmas morning brunch, My Southern Food chronicles the moments of life that happen around the dining room table, on the back porch, and any place you can balance a plate on your knees. This collection isn’t just a catalog of recipes; it’s an album of memories you’re sure to recognize.
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Creepy Cute Crochet features more than 20 unique patterns for totally loveable zombies, ninjas, Vikings, vampires, aliens, robots, and even Death himself. Each easy-to-follow pattern is presented with step-by-step diagrams, hilarious commentary, and full-color photographs of the bloodcurdlingly sweet creatures in their natural environments.
Creepy Cute Crochet comes complete with helpful crochet tips and a down-and-dirty course in doll making, with each pattern ranked by difficulty level, so even beginners can share in the fun.
Buy this book today for $3.99 and get busy with the yarn and hooks.
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UK Daily Deal Repeats
I’ve groused before about our Kindle Daily Deal repeating books. The United Kingdom Daily Deal is even worse.
Tuesday, September 29, featured Tribune of Rome ($9.99 in the United States). The book was also included in the Daily Deal just 13 days earlier on September 16. Readers also had the chance to buy it on the February 22 Daily Deal. Three times in seven months. There’s no excuse, Amazon.
New Fire Tablets have shipped
The all-new Kindle Fire tablets began shipping yesterday. Has anyone received theirs yet? If so, let us know what you think of it.
According to the webpages, the $49.99 7″ model will be in stock October 26, while the 8″ HD and 10″ HD models are available now. My 7″ model is scheduled to arrive until October 22.
New look for recommendations
Have you seen the new look for recommendations? I use two different sign-ins at Amazon and this is the look of the recommendations that appears when logging in. Looks very Pinterest-y, doesn’t it?
Books of the Season – Cheap Reads
The time of the year has come when you know the types of books that publishers will offer at cheap prices. This month many fantasies, supernatural mysteries, paranormal romances and novels to scare the living daylights out of readers will be featured.
Publishers will also be offering cookbooks for the coming cooler weather.
My husband Tiger has taken on a few culinary projects in recent months. He confessed over the weekend while watching the tamale pie bake that eating was a lot more fun than cooking and waiting.
I downloaded Fix-It and Forget-It New Cookbook: 250 New Delicious Slow Cooker ($1.99) just for him. Tiger has chosen to prepare the Pork Roast and Sweet Sauerkraut entree next week. My niece and I will be making the Baked Ziti in the crock-pot soon.
Book Description: After years of developing and testing hundreds of recipes, Stage 2 of the successful series has launched with Fix-It and Forget-It NEW Cookbook, in full color.
If you want a lot of scare for little money, check out the supernatural murder mystery Tap,Tap (99 cents)
Book Description: What if your best friend started killing your worst enemies? For Roscoe Bird, this nightmare becomes a reality when an old childhood friend comes knocking at his door.
Peter Tummelier talks about past hurts and old enemies as if time has stood still. But when bodies start turning up, murdered in horrifying ways, suspicion is placed on Roscoe. And Roscoe knows the one person-the only person-who could have committed these deeds.