Who's ready for summer?!

In the Good Ole Summertime
June has arrived on the calendar and most of the United States is enjoying the weather and activities that come with the season such as water sports, outdoor dining, vacations, and beach reads – those delicious guilty pleasures that readers enjoy while on vacation or taking a vacation from the routine. Some consider a beach read a book that is light-hearted, fun, an easy read without a deeper meaning. Others consider a beach read a book outside their normal fare – a new genre or a new author. Have you read a book you would call a beach read that was a great read? One that surprised you as you read it? Drop us a note via the Your Two Cents Worth tab and tell us about your book. It doesn’t have to be a cheap read. We’ll share some of the favorites on the site over the summer months. Just yesterday Katie sent a note about A Dead Red Cadillac: This book was a LOT better than I expected it to be–it was a fast light read.
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Amazon’s Sunshine Deals

Yesterday Amazon introduced its Sunshine Deals – over 600 books selling for 99 cents, $1.99, and $2.99. The books are history, mysteries, romances, Christian fiction, cookbooks, health and diet books, and much more. The sale ends at 23:59 (PDT) Wednesday, June 15, 2011. All of the books in the Sunshine Deal are books from publishers who do not participate in the agency model. I’ll be sifting through the many books and preparing posts that categorize the books by genre.
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If video killed the radio star… does Kindle mean the death of print books?
In an article in The American, John Steele Gordon gives some interesting insight. He says the transformation taking place now is the biggest thing to hit publishing since Gutenberg. He also points out that reports of radio’s death were a bit premature. It’s changed, certainly, since the days of fireside chats with FDR, but radio persists. Speaking of fire, why is it that many new homes have fireplaces built in them? Didn’t central furnaces make them obsolete? Read here for some great observation on the e-book trends and modern life.
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Great cheap reads from the jr. edition of DailyCheapReads
Here are some of the great cheap reads we have featured recently on the jr. edition of DailyCheapReads selling for 99 cents, $1.99, and $2.99: