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Read an Ebook Week

Light and shadow on an Irex iLiad ebook reader...

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Whether you have an ereader filled to the brim or are a staunch ink and paper fan, Read an Ebook Week is a milestone not to be missed.

According to readanebookweek.com, ebooks have been around for 40 years! From simple text files read on a green screen to fancy new multimedia books including video and sound, ebooks have come a long way.

I’ve often said that I believe paper and ink books will be around a very, very long time, but that doesn’t mean that ebooks don’t deserve a look.  So if you haven’t tried one yet, how about dipping your toe in the epool this week?

No, you don’t have to spend hundreds and learn yet another new device’s tricks.  You can read an ebook right on your laptop using something as simple as Adobe reader.  The books themselves vary in price from FREE up to who knows.  Many classics fall into the free category, and even more are $5 or less (including a romantic suspense named Whirlwind I’m pretty proud of!).

You can download software for free to read the more exotic formats – nook, kindle, and others all have free applications for laptops, smart phones, and just about anything with a screen.

So if you haven’t tried an ebook, why not give it a try?

[BTW: I find it exceptionally ironic that the day before Read an Ebook Week was National Day of Unplugging. hee hee hee!]

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Only one more week left to enter to win one of two paperback copies over on Goodreads.  Two more copies coming soon on Library Thing.

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More Tips and Tricks: Give Yourself a Break #1

My first Black Tulip

Flowers are nature's smiles

Give yourself a break #1: Buy yourself flowers.  Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big believer in flower power.  Flowers are simple and beautiful, and make the receiver feel special. So why not treat yourself?  In the midst of all the red and green, a bouquet of purple tulips or yellow roses or white daisies can be just the thing to put a smile back on your face when one child has Scotch-taped the other to the dog.

Click here to go to goodreads.comAre you on goodreads?  Did you know you can now put Whirlwind on your to-read list?  Check back Monday to see the cover and find out how you can win an autographed copy!

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