Sunday, November 25, 2012

The New York Times TOP 15 Best Sellers for the week ending 11-25-12

(I NEED to address this immediately! As you are reading my column, the words I am typing right now inside of ANY paragraph, you will see "any brand name product" highlighted in RED OR BLUE, OR ANY OTHER COLOR. This is a link done by another company "WITHOUT MY PERMISSION"! I do NOT KNOW who the company is, NOR is there a way for me to find out. This has to be some sort of MALWARE/PHISHING? It is NOT OF MY DOING! I ask that you NOT click through on their highlighted words, please, until I am able to find out more information. I don't even know who to ask except Blogger. What it is doing is getting YOU to click through on it so THEY make money. This is WRONG! Especially when they don't have my permission to do so! This is why I am asking you to NOT click through their words, PLEASE. Thank you!)

First - when I first started this column, I had always stated it would be up by noon. I just wanted to remind you of this, because today it will come close! LOL! Yes, I've had quite a full weekend for myself, but a great one! LOVE it when my son is here! (Now I'm tired and I didn't even get turkey!) Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend! I can imagine many of you are sick of the left over turkey by now? I had to laugh when I found out my 65 year old uncle threw his entire left-over turkey away! I thought it was hilarious because if I were living alone, running a 100-acre farm (at that age), had the two kids over, their spouses, and three grandchildren, you would NOT see me sitting and picking away at that turkey! I would have done the same thing! Pitch! That is my one pet-peeve. I HATE picking the turkey to pieces! Hate it! When we have had Thanksgiving's in the past, my husband has been the GEM and has picked it apart. 'That', is what I am thankful for! (If you have any funny Thanksgiving stories, let us know in the COMMENTS BELOW!)
Okay, let's get on to the books! We'll really see better results next week, after ALL the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping is done! Can't wait to see that list!
OH! Have you seen the NEW KINDLE? WOW! It's 'just' for reading, VERY AFFORDABLE so ANYONE can purchase one! It's ONLY $69.00! You CAN afford one for your kids now, at this price! Here's the link below, and you have got to take a look at it! I am planning on getting the Fire for my husband, as he likes the ability to go online (maybe because I HOG 'his' computer? Mine died! We just haven't gone to the store to replace mine YET!) So in addition to the Fire, I just might pick one of these up for him, too, only for reading! Plus, my son has been reading a LOT more (in the past, you could NOT get him to pick up a real book!) So at 'this price', it's well-worth it! You 'at least' need to take a look at it! There is a FULL PAGE dedicated to it right now. You can't pass this up! I don't know if it will stay at this price? Or is this just a Cyber-Monday price? It's an AMAZING PRICE! $69.00. Wow! Grab one today! Here it is:

Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi

Please check this, but I do NOT believe the charging ADAPTER (the plug!) is included with this device! Reason I say this because in the right side column it has a choice to purchase it or not! Unbelievable! You would think this VITAL component which IS "NEEDED", would BE INCLUDED!!! No, it says "Power Adapter NOT INCLUDED". What a rip-off, huh? BUT, if you own another Kindle, you ALREADY HAVE THIS PLUG! Keep this in mind when deciding to purchase it or not. If you do NOT OWN A KINDEL - YOU NEED THIS PLUG!! When you go to purchase the Kindle, make sure to put a check mark in the light blue box that is in the right side column. Also remember - you do NOT NEED TO PURCHASE AMAZON'S KINDLE LEATHER COVERS! There are MANY other Vendors that sell Kindle covers! Many of them are in GREAT designs that are MUCH NICER, other than what Amazon offers, so if I were you, I would search around for Kindle Covers/Cases, or however they word it. I know because I bought a PINK one! Plus, my case even has an arm in the back so it can sit up like a photo frame! Have fun looking around! Here's the link to the adapter, but this link is the ONLY LINK I could even FIND for the Adapter. This one is $19.99, so you ARE better off by purchasing this item when you purchase the $69 Kindle by clicking the adapter box THERE for only $9.99, half price!

Kindle US Power Adapter (Not included with Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, or Kindle Touch)

Fiction - Both Print and Ebook for the week ending: 11-25-12

1. The Last Man: A Novel by Vince Flynn
Print Book: $15.99
Ebook:       $12.99


2. Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson
Print Book: $15.98
Ebook:       $12.99


3. The Racketeer by John Grisham
Print Book: $15.39
Ebook:       $12.99


4. The Perfect Hope: Book Three of the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy (The Inn Trilogy) by Nora Roberts
Print Book: $8.00
Ebook:       $9.99


5. Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn (I am hunkering down and finishing this book today! The other books for review HAVE to wait! This story IS beyond great!)
Print Book: $13.93
Ebook:       $12.99


6. Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (50 Shades Trilogy) by E L James
Print Book: $9.00
Ebook:       $9.99


7. All In (The Blackstone Affair, Part 2) by Raine Miller
Print Book: NONE - only available as an ebook
Ebook: $2.99


8. Sweet Tooth: A Novel by Ian McEwan
Print Book: $15.00
Ebook:       $12.99


9. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Print Book: $9.23
Ebook:       $7.59


10. Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James
Print Book: $9.00
Ebook:       $9.99


11. Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James
Print Book: $9.00
Ebook:       $9.99


12. Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel by Sylvia Day
Print Book: $9.99
Ebook:       $9.99


13. Poseidon's Arrow (Dirk Pitt Adventure) by Clive Cussler
Print Book: $15.98
Ebook:       $12.99


14. The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorenson
(To purchase the PRINT BOOK, click on the title. To purchase the Ebook, click below.)
Sorry, Amazon has NO PHOTO available of this PRINT book today to LINK to, but here is a copy and paste of it:

Print Book: $8.99

The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorenson

Ebook:  99cents!


15. Naked by David Sedaris
Print Book: $9.99
Ebook:       $9.99


There we have it! The "mass population's" choice of reading for this week, or, should I say what the most popular books are for this previous week. I've come to the conclusion that this list, the Best Selling books each week, is ONLY the 'mass population's' "choices", or just what is most popular. The books no longer 'necessarily' mean that they are GREAT WORKS OF LITERATURE, but ONLY the "choices" of popularity of the vast majority of Readers. Some books I think SHOULD BE HERE, and that this list should project the choices of GREAT LITERATURE, but it does not necessarily do that, "in MY opinion", as shown by 'some' of the books on the list. I would like to think that ALL books on this list were GREAT WORKS OF LITERATURE, but I don't necessarily think 'this list' reflects this any longer. Keep this in mind as you see the books 'that are the most popular books'. Maybe that is the wording I should use instead?
Thanks for reading, and see you next week!

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