I have two bargain finds today, but am putting one of them in the British Food thread, so hie thee hence if you wish to see it.
Here is another book which would be nice to have on hand, especially for those reluctant to plunk down forty bucks for the print version. Well-written books which cover subjects in which we don't have a particular interest but which nevertheless open our eyes to the unconsidered are treasures. This appears to be that kind of a treasure ~
As some of you may know, I loved my visit to Naples & want to return. Today I found two ebook deals which will allow me to learn and dream about Naples until I get to return.
Here is one I pounced upon, as I think it would make a great companion for a trip to southern Italy. The reviews all say that it's a great overview and history of Naples along with a survey of the food. htmb , take note, please. www.amazon.com/dp/B00E3D10YK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect
At first I passed over this book, as I just could not read My Brilliant Friend. But since I wanted to include the deal here, I gave it another look & decided that yes, I should give it a chance. What convinced me (besides its brevity) were the reviews saying how the book gives such a wonderful sense of Naples ~ www.amazon.com/dp/B079MHDVM9/ref=dp-kindle-redirect
One of them wound up being free. That's because the last time I ordered something from Amazon I was given the choice between Prime 2-day shipping or "Amazon Day". The two dates were the same and besides, Amazon pretty much sends things as it pleases in my experience. Anyway, I chose Amazon Day and was quite pleased to get an email telling me I had a $2 credit because of that choice. When I purchased the book this morning, the credit was automatically applied. Good to know, huh?
I thought you had given up on Elena Ferrante, Bixa, -- cheap or not. I did get through her "Friend" books but won't read anything else. Even her short-lived columns in the Guardian didn't last long. She was probably given the heave-ho.
That is true, Bjd. But I also gave up on Hilary Mantel, then wound up devouring Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Not that I'm saying Elena Ferrante is in Mantel's league, which I doubt, but I thought I'd try again one last time. I did not buy today's offering, but since Ferrante has been discussed a great deal on this forum, I thought it would be fair to give people a chance at it.
My eyes glazed right over this title, but I gave it a second look and decided to buy it. My decision was based partly on the "look inside" peek I took, and partly because the author seems like one to watch. It's apparently of favorite of Bill Clinton, if that's the sort of thing that matters to you.
If anyone is interested in this book, be sure to snap it up now, since it's been on discount for more than the usual 24 hours.
I posted this on a Oaxaca fb group, and the author graciously replied, linking to the book's website and also saying that this kind of promotion will not affect the royalties. Good to know!
For me, a physical cookbook is infinitely preferable to an e-edition. However, because certain cookbooks are also quite readable, they're worth having digitally as well, especially at this price. You can always get the hard copy, too.
This book is also available for $1.99 as a Barnes & Noble nookbook. Some of you who might be tempted may not be in the US. Here is something I copied which could help you access the bargains posted on this thread:
... there is a problem ... if you are not an American Amazon customer. The deals are for each Amazon site. If you are with amazon.fr, like me ... that does not prevent you from buying ones from another country. A lot of the time, the English books discounted on amazon.com are also discounted for me if I buy from amazon.fr. You have to change the website and search again. Sometimes, they may not be available in your country.source (<-- go to source for a link to Kindle bargains on Amazon.fr)