Jessie: In New Hampshire where the snow is thick upon the ground and the furnace is working overtime.
New Englanders are known for being a thrifty sort. Up here there is a real sense of glee that comes from acquiring things at a discount. I don’t know where it started or why it persists but is a very common trait. My own family is no exception. I have to admit to adoring sales on in season fruit, clearance rack cashmere sweaters and even real estate purchases made during economic downturns.
As a bargain hunting enthusiast who is also an avid reader I have always taken particular delight in the offerings of any library to which I have had access. From those in the school systems when I was a child to the public one next door to my house to the vast array of online books through our local library consortium I have glutted myself on the vast array of books for available to borrow.
And now, there is another book bargains temptation in my orbit: BookBub. I have been slow to take advantage of this one but since I first took a peek I have made some fun purchases. I love that I discover new to me authors as well as books I have missed by favorite writers. I am really pleased that they bargains for a variety of e-readers so those readers who like to support independent bookstores through Kobo purchases are not always left out.
They have also started offering audiobooks on sale through their Chirp platform. I love that it doesn’t require a monthly membership so I can pick and choose only if there is an audiobook that really interests me. It is a new feature and has already has some great choices like the great historical mystery, A Dangerous Engagement by Ashley Weaver.
I love to follow authors whose work I enjoy on BookBub, partly because I get to see what they are recommending as great reads. I also hear about their latest releases and, of course, great deals on their books.
If you would like to follow me on BookBub, just click the link to find out more. Happy bargain hunting!
Readers, do you love a great deal, on books or anything else for that matter? Is your family thrifty? Writers, do you have a BookBub presence? Do you post what you read there?