March 2019 Kindle Haul

March 2019 Kindle Haul

100th.pngHello and happy Wednesday. Welcome to another episode of “signs Camila is a very cheap person, but still manages to compulsively buy books every month.” I know, I know, it’s a problem and I don’t want to fix it any time soon. In March 2019 I did change my book-buying system, so instead of getting a bunch of books at the beginning of the month, I decided every time I finished reading one, I would get a new one. I managed to read five books, apparently because that’s the number of titles that I will haul for you today. Let’s get started, shall we?

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran  

Sale price: $1.99

Current price: $9.99

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett 

Sale price: $1.99

Current price: $8.99

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker 

Sale price: $1.99

Current price: $9.99

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 

Sale price: $1.99

Current price: $12.99

The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau 

Sale price: $1.99

Current price $1.99 (yay!)

As you can see, I got my fair share of nonfiction in March. Do you read any nonfiction books? If so, what kind? Also, which is the last nonfiction book you bought? Tell me all about this in the comments below.

Happy reading!

Love, Miss Camila

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How I Get Cheap E-Books

How I Get Cheap E-Books

Alibris: Books, Music, & Movies

100th (2).pngHello and happy Wednesday. I am very excited to bring this post to you because I feel that my how-to posts in general are the ones you enjoy the most and the ones you can take the most advantage of as well, which is always cool because I feel that I’m sharing useful content. Today, after five Kindle and audiobook hauls, I am going to talk to you about the system I use in order to get the most items for the lowest price. Let’s get started, shall we?

Now, I know I published a similar post a while ago on how I get cheap or free books, but I couldn’t find the link, so I’m thinking I probably published it in my previous blog and it is now gone forever. Basically, in there I talked about how I am subscribed to sites like BookBub and Riffle Books that send me daily newsletters with ebooks that are on sale. In there, I also mentioned my subscription to Kindle Unlimited, which lets you have a maximum of ten ebooks at a time for just $10 a month.

Those are awesome things and I have included them in my system because I’ve gotten more consistent with my book buying habits recently.  I pretty much rely on my Amazon wishlist, which means I rarely impulse buy books that weren’t in the plans. I mean, you know how long my wishlist and TBR lists are, I can’t afford to make them longer.

What I do, and this is pretty much a once-a-month kind of thing, is I look through my wishlist and just check whether any book is on sale. On sale means it is $1.99 or less. Yes, I am that cheap, but you’ve seen how many books I’ve been able to find, and I’m just talking about the past four months.

In my last haul, I featured audiobooks. Now, what I do to get cheap audiobooks is I’ll go to my Kindle library, and I’ll do this in either my Kindle or my iPad and I’ll check out the whispersync thing, I’m not sure how it’s called. It’s basically the Audible version of the books, only you don’t have to pay for a monthly subscription, but you just buy the audiobook. You can do that because you already own the book. Again, for this I check that the audiobooks don’t cost more than $1.99, or I’ll stretch it to $2.99 if I got the reading version for free.

Do you have a system for buying digital books online that won’t break the bank? Let me know in the comments. Also, let me know if you’d like to see a version of this post for physical books.

Happy reading!

Love, Miss Camila

Kindle Haul #3

Kindle Haul #3

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Hello and happy Wednesday. I have develop a system for buying e-books, so if you’d like to save some money and get great reads, stick around because I have more posts like this one planned for the future. Today I’ll share with you eight books, I’ll tell you how much I got them for and whether they’re still being sold at a discounted price. Let’s get started, shall we?

Girl Up: Kick Ass, Claim Your Woman Card, and Crush Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates 

If you didn’t know, hi, my name is Camila and I’m a feminist. When I say I’m a feminist I don’t mean I don’t just follow a bunch of “girl power” accounts on Instagram, although I do have a hoodie that says “girl crew.” I mean that I have read a lot on feminism and I know about it at a theoretical level, and I mean that I keep searching for books and articles that keep me informed on how to be a better feminist every day. The kindle edition of this book currently costs $11.99, but because of some miracle I was able to buy it for $0.99.

The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard 

I probably knew about this book from one of those reading lists I found on Pinterest when I was coming up with the ultimate reading challenge. I don’t want to read the synopsis though because you know I like to go into books as blindly as I can. It currently costs $10.99 on kindle, but I was able to get it for $1.99.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch 

This is another book that really wasn’t in my plans, but that got added to the list because of the ultimate reading challenge I created a few weeks ago. I think this is a thriller of sorts, but I’m not sure, so it’s going to be an interesting read for me. I got this in kindle for $1.99, but sadly the price is back up to $9.99.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

This one is a classic, so I obviously had to get it and read it at some point. And I don’t just plan to read it, but to actually do a novel study or something with it. I got it for $1.99 and to this day, that’s still the price. If you like classic reads like this one, you should check them on kindle because they are always very cheap or available on Kindle Unlimited.

Hundred Percent by Karen Romano Young 

Young adult is nine times out of ten my genre of preference, but for a while I’ve also been leaning towards middle grade books, like Hundred Percent. The kindle version used to be $1.99 and now it is $4.77, which is still kind of cheap I guess.

Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood

This is another book I added because of the reading challenge. From what I read about it, which was very little obviously, this is a historical novel. You know that I struggle with those, but we’ll see. I selected these books for my challenge because they had been best sellers or super recommended by people, so I’ll give it a chance. Right now you can buy the kindle edition for $12.99, but I got it for $1.99.

Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty 

This appears to be a super successful author I had never heard about before going into the reading challenge, and this is just one of the several novels I’m going to read from her. Can you guess the price of the kindle when I got it? Yes, it was $1.99 indeed, and now it is $7.99.

The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes

I love Jojo Moyes’ writing, but I’m done with the Me Before You Series. I was not that excited by After You and still I read it, but I definitely won’t read the next book that came out. If you are, let me know in the comments. Anyway, this book has nothing to do with that series, and that’s why I want to read it. I got it for $1.99, and it is now $11.99.

I have two more kindle hauls coming up, but I’m also planning on writing a post on the system I use to get really cheap books every month. I’m almost sure that I had already done something like this, but I think it’s always good to update and improve your system, especially if it means saving even more money.

Happy reading!

Love, Miss Camila

Kindle Haul #2

Kindle Haul #2

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Hello and happy Wednesday. I know, I shouldn’t make promises to myself that I don’t intend to keep, especially when I’m not emotionally stable and want to use shopping as a coping mechanism. In my defense, the books I bought were $1.99 each and I’m sharing them with you so it’s not all bad. Let’s get started, shall we?

The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling 

This book usually is $7.99, but I got it for $1.99. If you have kids, then you should try FreeTime Unlimited, which I guess is a family version of Kindle Unlimited. This book is free for subscribers, so definitely check that out.

I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski 

This book had been on my wishlist for a while, especially since I requested it on NetGalley and it was denied to me. You’ll get an awesome deal if you’re able to get this book for $1.99 because it usually is $17.99.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iaian Reid 

I got this one as part of the reading challenge I decided to start a while ago. When I added it to my wishlist it was $14.99 and I got it for $1.99.

And I Darken by Kiersten White 

Back when I used to follow everyone that was someone in the Booktube community, I heard a lot of this author, so it wasn’t a surprise that this book was part of several lists I checked when I was coming up with my reading challenge. Usually at $10.99, I got it for $1.99.

That’s it for today. If you know of any Kindle deals, share them in the comments.

Happy reading!

Love, Miss Camila

My Kindle Unlimited List

My Kindle Unlimited List

100th.pngHello and happy Wednesday. Lately I’ve been working on a bookish project I think you’ll love, and while I was at it, I did some “cleaning” to my Kindle library.

I also updated my Kindle Unlimited content by returning books I’d already read and getting new ones from my Wish List. To me, Kindle Unlimited is the closest thing to having access to free ebooks whenever you want to. Basically, you pay $10 a month and can have up to ten books at a time from the Kindle Unlimited library. Every time you finish reading one, you can borrow another one. I personally think it’s an amazing deal because $10 is the average price for just one book, and I clearly ready and buy more than that every month.

If you’re an avid reader, I 100% recommend you try Kindle Unlimited. Here’s the list of books in my Kindle Unlimited library:

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling 
  2. Just a Drop of Water by Kelly O’Malley Cerra 
  3. Get Rich, Lucky Bitch! by Denise Duffield Thomas 
  4. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey 
  5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
  6. Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant 
  7. The Missing by Caroline Eriksson 
  8. Pride and Prejudice (audiobook) by Jane Austen 
  9. Fierce by Leah Oviedo 
  10. Sparkle by Cara Alwill Leyba 

In the comments below let me know if you’ve read any of the books in my list and what your thoughts were.

Happy reading!

Love, Miss Camila

 

My Electronic Devices for Reading

My Electronic Devices for Reading

Hello and happy Wednesday. Let’s talk about ebooks and how they’ve made my reading life so much easier. I know some people don’t like ebooks and I totally respect that preference but I definitely don’t share it, I mean you can’t begin to imagine the amount of money I have saved in books thanks to their electronic format. I have already talked a bit about international shipping and how it takes the longest time and is very expensive, so buying ebooks, although probably less sexy or hyped is a great alternative. Today I’m going to talk to you about the three devices I use for reading ebooks as well as the apps or sites through which I get and buy the books.

First, we have my cute little Kindle in the comfy pink case. I got it a long time ago and actually bought a refurbished device. This means it had been previously used but was all set up so that it worked like a new one. Honestly, you wouldn’t think it’d been used before. This, of course, is a cheaper option than buying a brand new Kindle, especially if like me you’re not picky about the lighting and color of the pages, and whether is a touch screen or not. My Kindle is the most basic version but if does what it’s supposed to do. I’m currently using this babe for two things: one, I sometimes take it when I travel, and two, here’s where I get my NetGalley ARCs.

Less than a year ago I bought the Kindle Fire 7, basically because it was super cheap and also because it is magenta. Those might not be very good reasons to buy a tablet but I paid for it with my money, so I don’t have to give any explanations. I use this to read most of my ebooks, since it’s now my “main” device. Although originally I’d gotten it to use it as a tablet too, I only use it really for reading and listening to audiobooks on Audible.

Finally there’s my tablet, which I’ve had for the longest time, and I recently started using it for my Riveted free reads. I recently read You + Me = Us by Aaron Karo using this site. You can see my review here.

Do you like ebooks? What devices do you own for reading them? Let me know!

Happy reading!

Love,

Miss Camila