Today is my birthday. I’m not exactly happy about that, but I’ve found that trying to ignore aging doesn’t make it go away. So since I’m getting older any way, let’s make a party of it. (By the way, this is Susan, the other cheap chick. Paula wants to make it clear that she is not getting older.)
I’m doing my best to fill this birthday with good things — good friends, up-beat music, ice cream, new jeans, a light schedule at work, Daily Cheap Reads and some of my all-time favorite books. Since it’s my birthday, I’m not paying any attention to price. Join the celebration by chiming in the comments with your favorite books or in the discussion over at Goodreads.
 
I read Once Upon A Summer ($5.59) when I was about 11. It’s about an orphan growing up with his grandpa, great-grandpa and Aunt Lou during the Great Depression. Janette Oke and her touching stories inspired me to be a writer and I was able to meet her at a conference last year. For you cheapskates, you can get the four-book Seasons of the Heart Series bundle with an updated cover for just $9.99. The bundle includes Once Up a Summer.
 
Once upon a summer of my own, I was so bored my mom convinced me to read a Zane Grey book. I got hooked and read the whole collection that summer. You can get six of his Western classics for just $1. It includes my favorite, Riders of the Purple Sage.
Click here to purchase The Greatest Hits of Zane Grey
 
As a journalist, I thoroughly enjoyed Rick Bragg’s “autobiography” of growing up in the rural South and becoming a New York Times columnist. Later, some of Bragg’s story was called into question, but it’s still a good story, even if it isn’t true and priced at $11.99.
 
Click here to purchase All Over But the Shoutin’
 
I just read One Thousand Gifts this summer. Life changing. The artistic writing style is beautiful and the message of gratitude goes deep. It’s $9.99, but this book has made me richer.
 
In my old age, I’ll probably be sitting at home, sipping tea and reading my Kindle a lot. The Sweetest Thing is on my “to be read” list at the strong recommendation of one of my writer friends. It is priced at $9.68.
 
 
 
Halloween Active Content – 99 cents each
The Halloween-themed active content 99 cent sale ends October 31. Don’t wait too late to miss these frighfully low prices. Check out all the fun and the seven games you can get for your Kindle in this post.